Often times, thinking happens automatically. However. there are times when we consciously think and use our thinking skills to solve problems, make decisions, plan or to organise. Thinking in problem-solving requires you to think creatively and involves the process of creating a logical series of connections between various factors or information to arrive at a… Continue reading
Problem-solving process is a search for and implementation of the best possible solution for a specific problem. It is important to develop your own method to approach a particular problem and to use the effective ways of different styles to solve problems efficiently.
Being creative in problem-solving is often like a blind person. No matter how smart we are, we will always have certain blind spots when it comes to solving some problems.
Here is one skill that you can add to your problem-solving tool box.
Clearly defined outcomes requires intention and persistence and helps in developing an outcome-based mindset which is an important leadership quality.
It is also a valuable personal quality when it comes to progressing in your professional endeavours irrespective of your job title or role where you can focus more on solutions over problems.
No matter what role you play in your organisation/workplace or a team, thinking strategically helps you make better decisions as it enables you to align your thoughts with your actions.
By incorporating strategic thinking into your everyday working life routines, you will be more skilled at anticipating, preparing and making most of an opportunity.
Feedback need not be always intimidating, negative, demoralising or disheartening. When done in the right way and with right intention, it paves way for personal improvement, problem-solving and change. Here is how to give corrective feedback.
How often do you make decisions based on fear that make you go down the slow, comfortable road that stunts your progress where you can’t make changes for growth and improvement.
Some strategies to avoid fear-based decisions.
Are your inadequate thinking habits the reason for your inability to put things right or solve certain difficult problems or situations? What is your preferred way of thinking-is it problem-oriented or solution-oriented?
Constant decision-making leads to decreased self-control, decision avoidance and less accuracy in making right choices. Explore these simple changes you can make towards achieving a simple and more organised lifestyle to overcome decision fatigue.
“A resourceful person will always makes opportunity fit his or her needs.” Napoleon Hill Have you ever been stuck in a problem in your goal-striving for so long that you begin to doubt your ability to solve it for good? There are wide range of characteristics like self-belief, discipline, dedication, hard-work, confidence and so on… Continue reading
“Too often we … enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought.”– J.F.Kennedy Each one of us perceive and understand the problems, events and circumstances of our lives in different ways based on our thoughts, beliefs and habitual behaviours that we cultivate on a daily basis. How we think affects everything from our… Continue reading
“An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about oneself. Those answers bare the seeds of success.” –Steve Maraboli, We all are born with innate curiosity and a natural ability to question. As young children, we constantly evaluate as to what things mean, to understand everything intuitively and explore by asking questions. We learn to… Continue reading
“Success is not to be measured by what one accomplished in life, success is to be measured by what one overcomes while trying to succeed.” – Booker. T. Washington How do you respond to adversity or when things don’t go to plan? Do you become aggressive or do you disconnect from life and hide? We… Continue reading
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson Teamwork is important in every field of work as it enables you to be productive both as group and as an individual. To succeed, you must be willing to work along with others and achieve… Continue reading
“The purpose of disagreement is not victory or defeat, it is progress.” – Teal Swan Disagreements and differences are inevitable and they often spark a conflict. We all have different opinions and ideas that often lead to serious disagreements in a discussion be it in work places or in our personal lives. You won’t always… Continue reading
Make an effort to think in the direction of simplicity
Some do’s and don’ts of problem-solving
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time”. – George Barnard Shaw Everyone wants to live the life of their dreams. When you start to live the life of your dreams, there are going to be obstacles, mistakes, and setbacks along the way. Often a… Continue reading