Avoiding blunders: How asking one simple question can improve your decision-making
The position is difficult, you don't know what to play.
Wow, a solution crosses your mind.
You’re about to touch the piece and make your move.
And then your chess teacher's words come to mind...
"That might be good, but what else is possible? "
As you dig in, you find a better move that wins the game.
1. "What else is possible" is a great question to improve your decision-making.
How do I know this?
I've observed it dozen of times with my coaching clients.
"I hadn't thought of this solution until you asked me the question, what else?"
"I feel much more confident about my next step."
That's the sound of an insight.
2. The Coaching Habit
No wonder that “And what else” is one of the star questions in the bestseller book of Michael Bungay Stanier “The Coaching Habit “
3. The next time you're faced with a problem, don't jump to your first option.
"What else? " can save you a "blunder" and ensure you find your best option.