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You may have felt empty at some point in your career. In such moments, it is useful to ask yourself a few questions that will raise awareness in order not to be overwhelmed by confused thoughts. Human Resources Project Consultant İpek Aral shared what questions you should ask in our article.

Former CEO Bill George, a professor at Harvard, is one of the top leadership writers of the past two decades. You may have read the books “Authentic Leadership and Discover Your True North”. If you haven't read it, I recommend it. The question set that Bill George published in 2015 and that I have shared below has formed the basis of the concept of "exploring the true north". Of course, we will answer the questions focused on business life.

Bill George wrote, “Take your time. To find your true north, you must have defined your values ​​and what is important to you. Think hard and answer only one question per day. Remember, if you don't know where you're going, the road can take you anywhere. In fact, I think it would be an effective method to use a head book and record thoughts for this study. Working by typing the answers; We must approach our inner and outer experiences, expectations, goals, and dreams without judgment, with openness and kindness. We can slip into a little chaos; but this is not a bad thing, it is our own wealth. The discovery of true north is the refinement of our individual chaos. true north; It is knowing what we want and what we do not want in life, protecting and improving what we want and removing what we do not want from our lives.

Here are those questions:

  • What will be your legacy to the business world? What will your name mean to others ten, twenty, fifty years from now?
  • What one word would you like people to describe you with? What word do you think they are using right now?
  • If money didn't matter, how would you spend your time? What was your day like?
  • Fill in the blank: ___ is my pursuit of life. What motivates you? Money? Love? To be accepted?
  • If you could spend everything you have for a cause or social good, what would it be?
  • What is your biggest regret? If you could go back and do a 'repeat', what would you change?
  • When was the last time you lied? Why? What would happen if you told the truth?
  • If you could achieve anything by the end of the year, what would be the effect on happiness?
  • What do you think is the meaning of life? Are you living your life accordingly?
  • What would others say is your biggest capital? What would they say is your biggest flaw? Be honest.
  • What did you like to do when you were ten? When was the last time you did this activity?
  • What do you like most in your current job? What would you like to do more?
  • What do you think you came to this world to learn? What did you come to this world to teach?
  • What keeps you awake when you should be sleeping? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
  • List your main values. Write down your company's core values ​​using a mission statement. Do yours match your company's?
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