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

Prompt
"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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