This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2006 ISSN # 1545-8873
“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein
“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” — Richard Buckminster Fuller
“Keeping an open mind is a virtue – but as space engineer James Oberg once said, not so open that your brains fall out.” — Carl Sagan
“The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.” — Alan Saporta
Do you ever feel that you are pelted by bullets named “solve me”? Leaders are confronted with a myriad of problems to solve every day. Some are uncomplicated, but most are complex and require thought and analysis. Many could have been prevented by understanding the cause. If you find yourself in a state of “crisis management,” complete this exercise:
Where leaders get into trouble is first, not being clear which model of decision-making they are using; but worse, changing the model and not informing anyone. Use the entire range, but do so explicitly.
Edward deBono on lateral thinking, the six thinking hats, innovation and creativity: DeBono Consulting.
Key Associates offers courseware in Creative Tools and Methods for Innovation.
Fifty problem-solving strategies: Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained.
Lots of library links and guidelines: Problem Solving and Decision Making.
Myriads of models for problem-solving: Problem Solving Techniques.
Different ways of thinking: Problem Solving Terminology.
Simple process for problem-solving/decision-making: Problem-solving and Decision-making.
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