Category: Problem Solving Tools

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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Don’t shoot yourself in the foot – the importance of thinking strategically

Don’t let the emotions of the moment cloud your judgment and strategic focus. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains as she describes a recent situation.

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Use your intuition to make better strategic decisions

Four ideas to hone your intuition when it comes to making strategic decisions. Customer strategist Jeff Mowatt guests on the Turning Managers into Leaders blog.

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When making decisions, watch out for the “anchoring” trap

“Anchoring” is a common trap that decision-makers fall into. Find out what it is, and how you can avoid it. Leaders everywhere need to know this!

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Problem-solve by changing your frame of reference

When faced with a routine problem, it’s easy to get caught up in looking at it in the same old way. Find out how city planners in Budapest creatively solved a difficult challenge.

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The business case for not solving the problem

Inadvertently, many managers discourage independent thinking and initiative. Good leadership requires that you push back: that you withhold your response and curb your action.

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