A Systematic Approach to Solving Just About Any Problem
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Good problem-solving starts with an accurate description of the situation. Not with a definition.
If you start defining the problem (for e.g, calling it an “accounting problem” or a “m...
Great leaders only solve problems within their control. Ones connected to their biggest why. They ask:
Problems fuel great leaders, providing opportunities to learn and grow to the next level.
The greater the problem, the hungrier they are for a solution. Leaders like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates view problems as golden opportunities to disrupt the market and revolutionize the customer experience.
Great leaders acknowledge there is a problem and demonstrate the severity of the problem and the benefit of the solution to stakeholders, partners, and shareholders.
This way, the leader not only takes responsibility for making the problem transparent, but he or she also explores different dimensions of the problem, consequently benefiting from others’ ideas.
People have loved puzzles since the stone age. It is a phenomenon that is now becoming a craze.
Being able to solve puzzles provides us with an ‘aha’ moment and improves our pattern rec...
The ability to solve complex puzzles involves being able to process, match and synthesize a lot of different kinds of information at the same time.
Mathematics and Music are two areas that are different yet have connections in puzzle solving.
Paradoxically, the more you get inside a puzzle with seriousness and increased effort, the harder it becomes. Just like the losing chess player who is leaning too close to the board, solving puzzles is not about sheer effort, but a playful, relaxed state of mind.
Being able to be non-serious and enjoying the moment helps form the necessary connections that are hindered if the mind is in stress.