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Business, simplified: It’s about your problem solving approach

Problem solving approach

Let’s keep this real simple for you. Continue Reading

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Naysayers can’t be drowned out if you want success

Naysayers

Gotta challenge that perception once in a while, right? Continue Reading

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The “I am a failure” problem of work

I am a failure

Many of us are confused about work and think we’re under-performing, but oftentimes it’s the context and clarity that are failing us. Continue Reading

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Intelligent questions: The strategic importance

Intelligent Questions

“I don’t need questions,” a manager bellows, “I need f’n solutions!” Right — but the solutions usually come from asking the right Qs. Here’s how to tame this dragon of a process. Continue Reading

Future of Work: Judger questions vs. learner questions

Learner questions vs. judger questions

What’s a judger question? What’s a learner question? Let me give this to Fast Company to explain: Learner questions facilitate progress by expanding options, while judger questions impede progress by limiting perspectives. The idea of judger questions and learner questions are massively… Continue Reading

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In business, are you solving the right problem?

Business: Focus on Problems and Questions, Not Answers and Solutions

The first thing I’m going to say here is a generalization, but I believe all generalizations have to come from some kernel of truth, no? I think we live in a society, business-wise, that’s very focused on answers and solutions — as… Continue Reading

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How about being a problem-anticipator instead of a problem-solver?

Problem-Anticipating vs. Problem-Solving

Here’s a basic fact of life that people don’t really discuss all that often, best I can tell: Most of the time, you have a plan for how something will go. This applies to work, to friends, to relationships, etc.… Continue Reading

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Let’s start embracing the idea of asking questions at work

Asking Better Questions At Work

Here’s a cool article from Harvard Business Review about how companies value curiosity in their employees, but nonetheless stifle it. The idea of a company talking out of both sides of its mouth shouldn’t surprise anyone — for example, leaders always claim they… Continue Reading