Tag Archive for 'Problem Solving'

Framing Changes Everything

Framing Changes Everything

How you frame a problem profoundly influences the solutions you get. And it’s too easy to fall into thinking traps when it comes to it. Let’s look at one of these traps — and offer some ideas on how you can overcome it.

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10 Best Ways to Harness the Power of Questions

10 Best Ways to Harness the Power of Questions

Our brains love questions. They have the power to engage us and to shift our mindsets. They drive knowledge and growth, and fuel both creativity and critical thinking. Here are 10 ways to ask questions more intelligently you can start using today.

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Einstein's Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)

Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)

Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had 1 hour to save the world he would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and only 5 minutes finding the solution. Here are 10 strategies you can use to tackle the most important step when solving problems.

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Brainwriting is Brainstorming on Steroids

Brainwriting is Brainstorming on Steroids

Wherever you ask, when it comes to group problem-solving, brainstorming is always the default tool of choice. Brainstorming certainly gets all the fame and glory, but is it the most effective tool for groups to generate ideas? Not necessarily.

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Topics du Jour: Give Your Life Direction in Less than 10 Minutes a Day

Topics du Jour: Give Your Life Direction in Less than 10 Minutes a Day

Topics du Jour is a powerful journaling technique you can use to review, plan and put your life in perspective within no more than 5 or 10 minutes of your day. Here’s how it works:

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Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER

Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER

SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. Click for a complete SCAMPER primer, along with two free creativity-boosting resources.

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Put Yourself in Any Mental State With a Mental Sanctuary

Put Yourself in Any Mental State With a Mental Sanctuary

How about using your imagination to create a place that you can go to at any time to generate or recreate any feeling, emotion or memory you feel like?

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Boost Your Brainstorm Effectiveness with the Why Habit

Boost Your Brainstorm Effectiveness with the Why Habit

If you’re stuck trying to find ways to achieve a goal or solve a problem, there’s a quick analysis tool that can put you back in perspective and save you hours of frustrated brainstorming. It’s as effective as it’s simple: all it takes is asking ‘why’…

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