High performers know the difference between best practice and best principles. If your why is broken so too is your how.
We need to think principle first and then find the practices that will help us live out that principle.
“People copy the most visible, obvious, and frequently least important practices.” (Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert Sutton, Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense (2006))
To be intentional in our performance we must know why we are doing something. Otherwise we are copying someone elses how.
Why- is the principles. How is practice. High performers lead with principles.