Numerous words convert sentences into questions: what, will, how, when, where, and who? These words validate the importance of questions that determine the information needed to assess and make necessary conclusions.
There is one word, however, that takes a level of preeminence and it is necessary to challenge the core of who we are and what we do as leaders. Why?
Nothing else needs to be added to this word to complete a question. Children are famous for asking this question regarding every answer given by parental and educational authority. Why?
This word alone penetrates the heart of our motives, actions, attitudes, and decisions. Considering the purpose and direction of our leadership, we need to ask – why?
Why do we seek to influence others for the cause of Christ?
Why are we interested in improving the quality of work produced?
Why would we challenge past procedures and consider change?
Why is it necessary for us to work harder and longer than others?
The answer to these and hundreds of other such questions will guide us to “make a difference.” This is the answer to the question – why?