“Are you sure?”…ask this instead… – David Marquet
David Marquet - Intent Based Leadership: Create Leaders at Every Level

“Are you sure?”…ask this instead…

Worker: “We think the best option is to move forward with the contract.”

Boss: “Are you sure?” Ask, “How sure are you?” instead of, “Are you sure?” Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 9.35.20 PMThere is not always a clear right or wrong choice.

Answering “Yes” means without a doubt it was 100% the right choice. When we make decisions we collect information to help us move forward. “Are you sure?” does not give people the opportunity to share what they know, what they have learned and other possibilities.

Use Probability Cards in situations where you would ask “Are you sure?” to learn more about the decision being made. Learn More.

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