The model is simple to remember:
G = Goal: what is the goal you are trying to obtain?
R = Reality: Where are you now?
O = Options/Opportunities: What are the options available?
W = Will: What will you do? What option do you select and how will you do it?
I've heard from several sources that this model was created by Sir John Witmore.
I find this particularly helpful in my own life when:
- Considering a decision (at home or work)
- Approaching my manager/boss with an issue (I walk him through my answers to each step in this method)
- Coaching someone else (It helps them to think through the issue, possible options, and action step)