The Power of Why

POSTED ON 
September 4, 2018
I’m deep in the depths of the “why” phase with my toddler. Every other sentence out of her mouth is “but, why?” I’ve seen other people deal with it and always thought it must be as annoying as it is cute. What has surprised me is the earnestness that’s behind that “why.” I can see her two-year-old brain working overtime to understand the world around her. She’s (at least so far) genuinely interested in figuring out what’s happening and challenging the status quo. She doesn’t take things at face value anymore. She questions and interrogates and upends everything she sees. I realized that I question the status quo everyday as a personal champion of the employee experience. It is my job to ask why and why not. It is my responsibility to question the norm and uncover issues and strengths. Helping companies, peers, or clients prepare for the future takes an inquisitive mind and the relentless energy of, well, a toddler. It is what we do at Brilliant Ink for our clients every day. After all, the beauty is in the push and the pull – the questioning innocence of fresh eyes and the tried and true experience of those who’ve been there before. As for my daughter, I’ll consider this her Brilliant Ink internship. Read more bite-sized brilliance on our LinkedIn and Twitter.
Sara Forner Howland
VICE PRESIDENT

You might also like

Brilliant Predictions: 6 Employee Engagement Trends For 2020

From streamlining IC channels to mastering measurement to more beautiful employee-focused design, here are the trends our team predicts will shape employee engagement in 2020.

Read more
3 Steps For Defining Your Purpose At Work

Teams and organizations that achieve greatness always keep their purpose as their core focus. They make this seemingly abstract concept tangible on a daily basis. Here are 3 actionable steps to help you define yours.

Read more
Why Work Affirmations Are So Darn Powerful

Can a few sentences each morning make your team feel more confident, positive and bad ass? We think so! Here’s a deck of work affirmations that we’re all seriously hooked on and why we think they are they so powerful.

Read more