So often when coaching I find that people get locked or stuck into a very polarized view of the world. They see things as either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and this can really get in the way of good decision making. An alternative is to use Implications Thinking where we include multiple perspectives or views of the problem and map these into positive, negative, short and long term. Now more resources are available for us to make the best decision. This approach is particularly powerful when evaluating options. The question, “What are the implications if you decide on this option?” does a lot to support the person being coached to think through things in a much more holistic way, and get the best possible decision for them at the time. I’ve found that it is particularly difficult to think in a judgemental way when asked to evaluate implications!