What are we doing for July 4th: by use of Option Solving!

On the spur of the moment, as July 4th is imminent, it seems appropriate to postpone our original topic for this week’s blog (Providing high value to my special client?) until next time. That way we can focus on a possible family dilemma this coming weekend, as many families contemplate their options. Instead of the family patriarchs or matriarchs making the decision for everyone, Option Solving will allow everyone to participate and possibly come up with the best solution for most family participants.

This way we can remind readers that option solving can be used for personal or family issues, just as much as for business or professional ones.

So on Friday evening or Saturday morning, when family members are sitting around the table discussing their possibilities, somebody can take the lead and act as family facilitator. As this person steps-up, having read our short book, “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options,” he or she will encourage a question probably around what people would like to experience from such an important day. It could go something like this: “What would be everyone’s preferred choice for enjoying July 4th, considering…”

Prime considerations could include: “Making the day fun”; “Allowing everyone to participate”; “Everyone to be involved in any preparations”; and “Accepting the majority choice.” The full question can now be seen in our Latest Example.

With the question settled, the family facilitator now moves to create “bookends.” Those more extreme options unacceptable to our instincts. After some discussion, these could be: “Not bother to celebrate at all” and at the other end “Make it a 24 hour party.” Such far-out options will help frame any discussion about more favored options, which you will find in the Latest Example and then make your own choice. Enjoy your July 4th.

Please refer to the Latest Example to view the overall picture of this dilemma and its potential solution. If you have any example of your own, please share it with the blogger through the COMMENTS icon.
Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Next posting in 2 weeks: “Using Option Solving to decide on ‘’” We will appreciate your COMMENTS or go to peter @ileadershipsolutions.com to connect with the blogger.)


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