Questions worth asking.......ourselves

Updated: Jan 12

Here is a document that has almost sixty questions which I believe are worth answering about yourself and your business. My suggestion is that you download it, print it and fill it in in less than 5 minutes. The answers will come naturally and when completed put it away for 24 hours and come back to it.

Your answers may confirm certain things that you already know, they may prompt you to take action or they may motivate you to start the Strategic Planning process that so many businesses lack (I have a number of articles on Strategic Planning that may interest you). Either way it may be a worthwhile to complete this exercise every 6 months and compare the answers to your previous responses.

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I have one request and that is not to be too harsh on yourself when reflecting on the answers you have provided. We must always recognise that we are on a continual journey and learning is an integral part of that.

Finally, as we approach the end of a difficult year for many of us we should take time out to reflect on the lessons learned and how they will help us improve the year ahead. We have had to make big changes in 2020 driven by Covid which has taken us well outside of our comfort zone but we survived and that resilience should be the catalyst for driving us forward in 2021.

If you would like to build on what you have learned this year perhaps now is the time to take your business to a new level

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Alec Drew, KBE shares his passion and knowledge around productivity and communications in the professional services sector. A major part of his 40 years in business was spent as Managing Partner of a highly successful branding agency where he worked with a wide range of CEO’s across all sectors. His insightful questioning and straight talking opened up new conversations, giving them fresh insights into their own organisations and uncovering valuable revenue streams that were previously overlooked. One strategy helped his clients achieve €3.23 billion in additional sales over a 5 year period.

He demonstrates the positive effect on shareholder value when all levels of an organisation speak the same language.  


As an international speaker he shows very quickly how a simple shift in mindset can have such a positive impact on the bottom line. He hates waffle, verbose explanations and jargon and his talks get straight to the point in a no nonsense but entertaining way. ’Technology - The Time Thief’ is a fresh and honest look at the combined effects of technology and communications not just on business but on society as a whole.


He hosts a weekly radio show where business leaders from all sectors share seminal moments in their lives. Asking insightful questions he encourages guests to retrace their steps from the start of their career to where they are now and talk about key influencers that shaped their success. It gives listeners their weekly fix of encouragement to believe in themselves and demonstrates the abundance of resources that are available to help you complete your journey to destination SUCCESS.  


He is Past President of the Professional Speaking Association, Ireland, a member of the PSA and the Global Speaking Federation. 


'The concept of business is simple until you let a human being near it' - Alec Drew