What is the most likely book promotion option based upon recent deliberations: using Option Solving?

Progress continues to be made with the proposed leadership book, finding a publisher and determining promotional strategies. On reviewing our recent blogs a number of ideas and options emerged stronger than others for inclusion in any promotional strategy, and a book advisor has been signed-up to help connect with an appropriate publisher. It is now time to review the best options for determining the best way forward.

Hence the most appropriate question emerged as: “What  is the most likely near-term option for moving book project forward based upon recent OS blogs; considering 1) funds are limited, 2) access to brand-name publisher will be very helpful, 3) importance of breakthru subject matter for org. leaders, and 4) having expert resource to act as ‘inside’ advisers?” We’re using just four considerations to challenge all our thinking about this. By doing so, it would reduce the complexity of decision-making when the moment arrives.

Now we had to create two yin and yang “bookends,” as these would also further assist our focus. Bookends such as these are vital for preventing people’s fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing focus. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless properly focused.   

Our bookends turned out to be: “Wait on the sidelines for others to lead the way,” out of character, and “Build a full-time expert team,” take too much time and money. We italicized detractors associated with these least likely options. Even so, they nudged our intuitive thinking into high gear – see our Latest Worked Example.

Next came our challenge to produce at least five realistic options – we created the opportunity for a sixth after additional thought – prior to any emotional distancing, which is a form of objective thinking, before making our choice …perhaps after 2 hours, later that day, or first thing the following morning. We now reflected upon these options, which included Option ESix weekly leadership articles to expand contact list and more potential readers.

Once we have given time to reflect and determine if there’s a sixth option, we will then reflect on our options and let our intuitions guide us to our most promising possibility.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area.  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “What is my best option to resolve my new home snag?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ileadershipsolutions.com to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through amazon.com)


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