Problem Solving

Problems can consume us or they can be a fun challenge, whether in our personal, family, school, societal, or work lives. The heart of strong problem-solving skills is realizing there is rarely any problem for which there is one perfect solution. Excellent problem-solvers are ones who can come up with a wide range of possible solutions, then boldly make a judgment call on one that will best fit the circumstances. We can expand our usual problem-solving strategies through puzzles, strategy games, and meditation exercises, taking advantage of our natural brain plasticity to make new mental connections and learn new skills. Collaborating to solve problems can take advantage of on another’s unique perspectives, thought patterns, and experiences to find unexpected—but rewarding—approaches.

Learn from Failure: The Key to Successful Decision Making

Failure is an important piece to understanding how to solve problems and make decisions. This book will you guide to understanding patterns that can hinder you, but can also be used for growth. Learn From Failure is written by a seasoned executive, entrepreneur consultant and educator.

What’s Your Problem? To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve

Are you solving the right problems? Have you or your colleagues ever worked hard on something, only to find out you were focusing on the wrong problem entirely? Most people have. In a survey, 85 percent of companies said they often struggle to solve the right problems.

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable . . . About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life. In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin.

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness

Leaders cannot predict the complex challenges they are called on to face. Veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell show that Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an invaluable tool to build resilience, solve problems, create hope and lead with confidence.

The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead

When we're confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions and solve problems in the face of uncertainty.


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