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Be a Great Problem Solver – Now! by Adrian Reed

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Chapter 1

Avoid the solution trap

1.1     What’s wrong with a knee-jerk solution?

1.2     Think holistically

1.3     Structure your problem solving

1.4     Scour the stakeholder landscape

1.5     Slow down to speed up: be prepared for challenge

1.6     Uncover constraints

1.7     Be concise yet precise: introducing the one-page problem canvas

 

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1. Avoid the solution trap

1.1 What’s wrong with a knee-jerk solution?

In a fast-moving business environment, we are often under significant pressure to solve business problems quickly. Yet a trap awaits the unprepared. So many businesses make knee-jerk decisions that compound rather than solve their problems. Newspapers are littered with stories of business initiatives that have failed, and ...

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