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Strategic Analysis and Analytical Thinking

Strategic Analysis and Analytical Thinking

  • Strategic analysis helps to identify complex problems by providing a top-level view into the interconnected web of what can often seem like isolated issues.
  • Analytical thinking enables people to suspend emotional decision making and instead look logically at evidence-based research and tests.

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Empathy Mindset
  • Listening: Ask questions in with the goal to understand.
  • Appreciation: Show sincere appreciation and celebration of others’ contributions.
  • Self-Awareness: Part of feeling what others feel is also about understanding your own biases and limiting beliefs.
  • Judgment: When people seek advice or share a problem, they are not looking for your criticism. 
  • Presence: Time is one of our most valuable assets, so be there fully.

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Complex Problem Solving

In order to get into problem-solving mode, you need to understand the true problem at hand, identify challenges in the way, resist simple solutions, identify constraints and pathways to feasibility, and, above all, make sure you’re open to experimentation. 

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Conflict Resolution

Among the most effective skills to learn in order to resolve conflict are mastering deep listening, mediation and facilitation. 

Giving people the benefit of the doubt and leading with curiosity are also powerful tools. 

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Effective Communication

Consider the following principles:

  • Intention: Know what you want to say and be clear about your objective. 
  • Organization: Take the time to organize your thoughts and deliver them in a straightforward way.
  • Framing: “I think, I feel” is much more effective than starting with “you,” which puts people on the defensive.
  • Affirmation:  Asking if the information makes sense may reveal a potential problem. 

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Curiosity + Instigation
  • Curiosity is a natural part of any creative cycle. It paves the way for “possibility thinking,” rather than business as usual. 
  • Instigation is an invitation to challenge quick fixes, lackluster solutions and mediocrity. 

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Negotiation and Persuasion

They are not required just for the sales team. You need to be clear about what you want and what you’re willing to let go of to get it.

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Leadership

A great leader will understand that it’s not enough to build a culture, it needs to be protected and maintained. 

A great leader also needs to make difficult decisions and hold everyone, including themselves, accountable.

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Emotional Intelligence

Being aware of how your behavior affects others is at the heart of emotional intelligence.

This means building self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

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Carol Dweck
“Becoming is better than being.”

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What separates thriving organizations from struggling ones is the "soft" skills. These skills are not negotiable.

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FBI's 5-Step Negotiation Strategy
  1. Active Listening: Just defending your proposal puts you at odds with your counterpart. Listening "without judging" and ensuring the other knows you're doing so lets you understand their value system and then adapt your proposal to fit it.
  2. Empathy: Understand why the other feels a certain way and then connect by sharing those feelings. 
  3. Rapport: After empathizing, respond with words that will resonate with the person you are negotiating with.
  4. Influence: After showing an understanding and willingness to help them achieve their objective. Now, you have leverage to problem solve with and help them reframe their objectives.
  5. Behavioral Change: Finally, you propose alternatives that stand a chance to achieve an acceptable outcome.

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The successful interdisciplinary team

The key to creating innovative solutions is to bring together a diverse group of people to tackle every project from Day 1.

Having an interdisciplinary team with varying skills and knowledge, and working so close together, can be challenging to manage.

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