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Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
Founder Gordon Whitehead Dr. Gordon E. Whitehead specializes in leadership and organizational development with a particular interest in helping emerging leaders accelerate their leadership growth. His career includes 13 years in the United States Marine Corps where he served both as an enlisted man and as an officer. He left the Marines as a Captain
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Share your answer to these questions: What have you learned about problem-solving and teams that you would like to act on? How can you share with your team ideas on problem-solving together? Or, better yet, ask your team to share with you ideas they would like to implement when attacking a difficult problem.
In this video recording of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello doing their famous 7 x 13 = 28 routine, it reminds us that there are really many ways to get at an answer. However, the answer has to ultimately be correct. As many times as Lou Costello can prove 7 x 13 = 28, it
We have a few tips that leaders should remember when working on a problem – especially when working on a problem with a team. Someone Should Be in Charge Solving a problem by committee rarely works. Even in self-organizing teams a leader emerges to help organize and keep the team focused on the problem they
Bounded rationality explains the way that people make decisions based on: (a) what they know, (b) what their environment tells them, and/or (c) on information they have. It’s the rationality that frames their world view and their thought of operations. A moral imagination is the ability to think outside of the box and boost creativity
We like an article written for the Harvard Business Review, entitled Stop Doubling Down on Your Strategy, for working with senior leaders on their strategy development, strategy review, and strategy innovations. We have also found that this particular article offers important insights into leading a collaborative team where making team decisions are important. In this section
As a leader try one of these problems from the video. Introduce the scenario to your team or teams. Let them struggle with the problem for a while. Then, when you solve the problem with them using the solutions offered in the video, create a discussion opportunity with your team about how you approach solving