Laura has a formula for high school students and adults, alike: Who + Why = What.

When it comes to quizzing high schoolers, the questions “don’t go nearly far enough,” Fortgang says. “Counselors — and parents—need to dig deeper. We should be asking, ‘Why?’” Knowing what you’re good at, for instance, is only part of the equation, since being good at something doesn’t mean you’ll care enough about it to keep doing it for decades, or leading others who do.

“Why High School Career Counseling Steers Kids Off Course,” FORTUNE