Many consultants and change agents know the value of asking good questions. While the value of the art is known the doing of asking a good question is not always straight forward.
Stepping back from the immediate situation and evaluating the impact of your actions and decisions beyond what is currently known is a challenge. A suggestion to incorporate a higher level thinking in making decisions is to ask yourself the following:
- What will my feelings about this situation and this course of action be in 10 minutes?
- What will my feelings be about this situation and this course of action be in 10 months?
- What will my feelings be about this situation and this course of action be in 10 years?
Mastering the process takes time and may not be applicable to all situations. Try it over a period of time and track the quality of decisions you have made as a result.
At the very least it will prove to be illuminating.
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