WHY 12 MINDS CAN DO BETTER THAN
When you lead an organization, even the simplest decisions can have profound implications.
Sorting through those implications is the role of the group. If you are willing to talk candidly about the choices you face, fellow members will rally around you, listen, ask tough questions and offer every resource they have to help you solve problems and seize opportunities. It matters not whether your issue is operational, financial, legal, structural or even personal; the group is there for you. Your Remedy101 Coaching group is a confidential forum of experienced leaders who rely on each other for wisdom, advice and counsel. The role of the group is not only to provide suggestions but to ask the very questions that help you discover answers.
The key contribution in every group meeting is a process we call Empowering Feedback. Empowering Feedback is a structured approach designed to help members think through the dynamics of a problem, opportunity, decision or challenge. When your peers ask deep clarifying questions, they force you to push beyond your surface level assumptions and get to the underlying issues which may be blocking you from moving forward. Because members thrive on exchanges such as this, discussions get very interesting, very quickly. Together we help you generate the insights which allow you to better understand and evaluate your options. Those insights help empower you to make better decisions and take better actions. You've turned "What to do?" into "do this."
Feedback works by forcing every
member to look past their surface level assumptions. All
too often it is those very assumptions which form the
basis for our roadblocks, constraints, and obstacles.
Few of us actively
acknowledge the limitations placed upon us as
humans. We speak and write as if we have access to
much more of the world than we really do. Our minds
dislike ambiguity and doubt. Instead, we have an
ingrained desire to construct coherent narratives. That
desire leads us to seek confirming evidence, while
disregarding information that refutes our prior view.
Psychologists call this "confirmation bias."
What results is a
confidence in our understanding which is greater than
the circumstances warrant, and, worse, a further
confidence in the narratives we tell on which we then
base our actions. We choose what we pay attention
to, and then we weave our narrative around those
Yet, the best answers may
lie in new stories to be told around the very data
points we choose to ignore.
It is all too easy to
rely on the initial stories we tell ourselves rather
than make the effort to compose new ones. Unless we
are made aware of the limitations which our original
stories impose upon us, we will not recognize their
By asking hard questions,
our group can help us move past those simplifying
narratives and deal with the true complexity of our
Empowering Feedback is feedback which empowers you to create the better narrative -- feedback in the form of questions first, suggestions later.