I spend a few days each month with executives from high-growth tech companies resolving their most pressing business issues.
Need to work through a tough business, professional or personal issue, but having a hard time figuring out where to start?
Try the GROW problem solving model:
G: What’s the GOAL? State as specifically as you can your desired outcome.
R: What’s the current REALITY? What’s happening now? What have you already tried? What resources do you have/need?
O: What are the current OBSTACLES? Identify them and develop a game plan to eliminate, minimize or mitigate each of them.
O: What are your OPTIONS? List as many alternatives and ideas as you can. Evaluate the pros and cons of each.
W: What’s the WAY FORWARD? Rank your options from most to least desirable and convert the best one into action steps toward your goal.