“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein

Solving problems and making decisions comes with the territory – it’s our bread and butter.  The posts on this page will make you smart about how you tackle these challenges, from brain-storming techniques, to avoiding “group-think,” to great ways to make decisions that don’t involve flipping a coin.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Problem Solving and Decision Making

 

 

Don't Fear the Elephants

Don’t Fear the Elephants

Nobody said he was a great mathematician.  But he may be the greatest general you never heard of.  His actions over 2,000 years ago are a great example of how you can influence your future by the way you react to what’s coming at you.

Paper Couch

Paper Couch

  With our kids out of the house, we are moving from Pennsylvania to be closer to family in the Midwest. One of the many challenges of this move is to make sure we will be able to fit into the new place.  We are shrinking from a single-family house …

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The Slow Fix - Carl Honore

Book Notes: The Slow Fix

In the 2011 Grand Prix Formula One race in Monaco, Lewis Hamilton’s car collided with another racer.  There was damage to the rear wing end plate of his car.  Under any other circumstances, his racing day would have been over.  Changing tires during a pit stop is one thing, but …

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Abilene Paradox

The Abilene Paradox: When Agreement is Bad

Not sure where your team is heading?  Wonder what will be waiting for you when you get there?  Sounds like you might just be on the Bus to Abilene.  Here’s how to recognize if you’re on that Bus and how to get it turned in the right direction.

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