• Nadia Ballantine & Carol Lynch

In Two Minds About Something?

After connecting and reflecting on the last few weeks with our leaders we’d like to share with you and celebrate some of the words and phrases that have trended:

● Calm

● Realistic; self and others

● Accepting

● Connections and check-ins valued

● Prioritising

● We’ve got this

We appreciate that over the last three weeks you will have been making a lot of decisions and anticipate there are more to come. Today we’re offering some practical tools and thoughts on decision making.

3 tools to support decision making. We advocate for the use of tools to depersonalise and promote logical thought.

1-4 C-ing

4 C-ing template

Consider using this when you are decision making around a challenge. You can consider perspectives and explore options and consequences.

2-What Will You Do?

What Will You Do Map

You are deciding what to do and have possibilities in mind - try the “what will you do?” map.

Start by jotting “what’s the easiest thing to do?”

Then, “what would have the most impact?”

Next, “what do you want to do?”

And finally, “what will you do?”

3-Coaching questions

What might be best for our learners?

What don’t we know yet?

What are our options?

What do we want to avoid?

What are we trying to achieve?

How does this look from ---- perspective?

What’s the most important thing for us to consider?

What else might we need to consider?


“Don’t grab a decision just because the debate has gotten painful”

“Don’t focus on saying no but rather saying yes more slowly”

1 tactic to employ when decision making gets really hard

To borrow from our coaching hero Michael Bungay Stanier – ‘you’re awesome and you’re doing great’.

Take care


Carol & Nadia