"If you were president of this company, what would be your first course of action to address this situation?"

"What would be your second course of action?"

Perspectives from a different point of view can illuminate both a problem and potential solutions. Facilitate responses moving beyond "what if?" answers to more conclusive statements involving participants in a sense of empowerment about solutions. Have a strategy in place ahead of time for how agreement on potential solutions will be provided to the president.

See Making Questions Work, Chapter 6, Questions for Thinking Critically", p 153.

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