Category: Problem Solving Tools

Are you judging or encouraging?

When you see something unusual or different, do you nurture it or shut it down? An unexpected sight on a recent holiday caused me to ask this question.

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To facilitate change, bring people together who are not connected

Practical ideas to tap into different perspectives and achieve innovative outcomes. Create cross-functional teams and/or mastermind circles.

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Could your weakness be your competitive advantage?

A doctor’s office has found a way to turn “late appointments” into something positive, to turn a flaw into a benefit. Can we apply the same principle in our organizations?

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Seek out advice from impartial sources

Don’t ask the barber whether you need a haircut! Your best advice will come from experts who don’t have vested interests in your decision. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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The decision-making continuum – five possible degrees of interaction

The decision-making continuum is a useful model to assess what level of involvement another person needs from you in problem solving. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji shows you how it works.

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Strategic thinking leads to lasting business and professional success

An experience with a local nail salon illustrates (once again) the critical importance of thinking strategically about your business or department. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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