Leadership Insights on Problem Solving & Decision Making

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Could you be a better decision maker? Absolutely. Better decisions result from a timely response, collaborative efforts, and an absence of emotions. Become an expert problem solver and start making smarter decisions today.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Acquire insights on the difference between a ‘problem’ and a ‘situation’, and how they ought to be treated differently.
    Acquire insights on the importance of collaborative decision-making and the role of good leadership in orchestrating that.
    Acquire insights on how to make more rational decisions by pushing aside feelings and thoughts that hamper the decision-making process.
    Acquire insights on the importance of making sound decisions in a timely manner, and communicating them effectively to the team.
    Acquire insights on "generating mass," a strategy one can use to become an expert problem solver.
    Acquire insights on how to improve the decision-making process using healthy debate.
    Acquire insights on how to solve a problem using four steps; these steps help frame the problems in a way that makes the solutions possible.
  • Acquire insights on why leaders sometimes make flawed decisions, how to overcome group think in order to make better decisions in the future.
    Acquire insights on how to make fair and just decisions by building buy-in and commitment from team members.
    Acquire insights on six tips to get your creative juices flowing.
    Acquire insights on ways to make better decisions when dealing with complex issues that involve trade-offs and uncertain outcomes.
    Acquire insights on how active listening and being reflectively quiet is key to asking questions that wouldn't otherwise be asked.
    Acquire insights on understanding that lateral thinking helps us to challenge assumptions and reach innovative solutions.
    Acquire insights on defining your day in terms of the problems you solve.

IN THIS COURSE

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    1.  Situations vs. Problems
    2m 40s
    A situation is not the same thing as a problem, explains William Mitchell, and it shouldn’t be treated the same way. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Decision Making as a Skillful Collaboration
    4m 27s
    The collaborative decision-making process takes skillful leadership to pull off. But when you do pull it off, Larry Dressler says, its rewards are significant. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Decision Making for Tentative Decision Makers
    2m 39s
    To make better, more rationale decisions, provide a clear guide that enables people to push aside the thoughts and feelings that often get in the way. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Decisions Happen
    5m 12s
    The ability to make sound, timely decisions is what differentiates great leaders from good ones. Colleen Albiston explains not only the importance of good decision making, but also how to communicate those decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  A Better Way to Find Solutions
    4m 55s
    To become an expert problem solver, you need to see opportunities that no one else sees. And to do that, you need to understand a problem-solving strategy called "generate mass." FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Improve Decision Making Through Debate
    3m 35s
    A little debate can go a long way toward improving your decision-making processes. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Four Steps to Solving a Problem
    3m 39s
    Even if your problem is well stated, it may not be solvable. Follow these four steps to frame your problems in a way that makes solutions possible. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Why Do Leaders Make Flawed Decisions?
    3m 49s
    Why do leaders make flawed decisions? Group think. Learn how to overcome it and make better decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Fair and Just Decision Making
    2m 59s
    Implementing decisions efficiently and effectively means building buy-in and commitment from team members. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Six Tips to Increase Your Creativity at Work
    3m 42s
    Trying to solve a tricky problem? Heidi Abelli shares six terrific tips to get your creative juices flowing. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Making Better Decisions
    5m 19s
    Some decisions are easy to make because they are essentially no-brainers. Others are a bit more nuanced because they involve trade-offs and uncertain outcomes. How can you ensure you make better decisions? FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Asking the Right Questions
    5m 34s
    Asking the right questions is about creating the conditions that enable us to ask the questions we wouldn't otherwise ask. Discover how active listening and being reflectively quiet is key to asking questions that wouldn't otherwise be asked. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Lateral Thinking: Letting Go of Assumptions
    4m 52s
    When we approach a problem, we often make a number of assumptions without even realizing it. Lateral thinking helps us to challenge those assumptions and reach innovative solutions. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Defining Your Day in Terms of the Problems You Solve
    2m 25s
    Some people measure their productivity in terms of how many things they make, or how many tasks they complete. But what is your essential purpose when you show up to work? The simple answer is that you’re there to solve problems. FREE ACCESS

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