Fast and Furious Decision Making Exercise! June 17, 2011 Reading Time: 1 min Share1TweetShare2Pin3 SharesThis is a fun exercise to do with a client who can't make a decision. What you need: Your client and a clear goal or issue that the client wants to make a decision around. Start by explaining you're going to do a fast-paced exercise and explain the process (without sharing 'the big idea'). Then: Ask the Client to express their issue/goal in EXACTLY 7 words Then (you) ask a question related to that issue/goal - also in EXACTLY 7 words The Client must answer in EXACTLY 6 words Then (you) ask a question in EXACTLY 6 words The Client must answer in EXACTLY 5 words And so on until... You ask the final question in EXACTLY 2 words The exercise ENDS with the Client making a decision in JUST 1 word! The Big Idea: Due to the limited words used to both ask and reply, both client and coach have to really focus on the core of the issue or goal. In addition, this exercise creates a shortcut to the client's sub-conscious mind (ie. what they REALLY want) as the conscious mind gets tied up counting the number of words. The Trick: Is to do it FAST and get a 'pace' going so the client doesn't have time to 'think'! And it's guaranteed laughs as you both struggle to communicate in a specific (small) number of words! If you liked this fun decision making exercise you may also like: Just Make Up Your Mind! 7 Fun Ways To Help Make Decisions Simpler The 5 Simplest Coaching Questions to Brainstorm Actions and Move Your Clients Forwards! 5 Helpful Coaching Questions to Ask When Your Client Says "I'll Try" Categories: Clarifying, Coaching Skills, Coaching Tools & Exercises Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.