Category: Problem Solving Tools

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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Business threats are growth opportunities

Kodak’s invention of the digital camera provides a vivid example of how business threats are actually opportunities for growth. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Sometimes it’s worth thinking a decision through to its final outcome

A humorous photo illustrates the importance of thinking through the implications and eventual outcomes of a decision.

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You’re not wrong, you’re increasingly right!

Think of decision-making as an ongoing process where each misstep is not a fatal error, but rather an opportunity to correct course and move toward the final objective. Merge Gupta-Sunderji uses the metaphor of a tightrope vs a concentric circle.

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