There is an old saying about problems that you may have heard before, "There are no problems, only opportunities." To this simple-minded approach, Bill Gibson says, "Hogwash." Problems do exist. And you need to prepare for them and understand them before you can overcome them. Even the great problem solvers can't make problems go away, but they often find opportunities linked to them.
Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated how design thinking can directly affect business results. Yet most managers lack a real sense of how to put this new approach to use for issues other than product development and sales growth. Solving Problems with Design Thinking details 10 real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at 3M, Toyota, IBM, Intuit, and SAP; entrepreneurial start-ups such as MeYou Health; and government and social sector organizations.
Do you often feel like you're in a creative rut? You need to define your creative process. In How to Be Creative: The Ultimate Guide to Forming a Creative Process & Improving Creative Problem Solving, you'll learn the fundamentals of how to be more creative in every aspect of your life.
It's a jungle out there. There is no end to the obstacles, challenges, mountains, and unexpected issues, even self-defeating thoughts, that get in the way of being the best you can be and achieving your goals and dreams. So here it is: a powerful system to enable you to make good decisions, prevent problems, and plan for the future with speed, effectiveness, and accuracy every time! The greatest coaches and leaders today and throughout history have mastered these skills. And now, so can you.
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Loss prevention is necessary to protect a company's profit. We must identify the changes and the steps needed to fix the problem of loss, or make the loss prevention department identify what has worked at preventing loss compared with what has not worked at preventing loss. I solve the problem by using over 20 different professional resources and even a personal interview. This solution can be a model for all, and every retail corporation cited has been tested and researched in a scholarly fashion.
The hallmark of any exceptional career is the ability to devise innovative solutions for work challenges. Creative thinking skills are vital for your professional advancement.
A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.
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The Man in the Mirror has established itself as a cornerstone in men's literature since its 1989 release. Winner of the prestigious Gold Medallion Award and appearing on the best-seller list eighteen times, it has helped thousands of men understand the person who stares back at them from the glass each morning and know what to do about his twenty-four most difficult problems.
Written by a foremost Christian men's leader, this powerful audiobook invites men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life's demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you.
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Branding is more than a great logo. A brand is the essence of an organization - its DNA - impacting its continual success. It is absolutely essential to get it right. Brand managers, marketers, and executives have long turned to this trusted guide to troubleshoot their branding problems. Written by an acknowledged expert with 30 years of experience building world-class brands, Brand Aid covers topics ranging from research and positioning to brand equity management and architecture strategy.
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This guided meditation features Glenn Harrold's highly acclaimed vocal delivery and Ali Calderwood’s beautiful moving background sounds, which work in perfect harmony with Glenn’s vocal. With this powerful but gentle meditation you will float safely up to your star - to a place of peace and tranquillity where you can view any problems or issues from a much higher perspective.
The 100% Solution is a blueprint for how to live in the solution while solving a problem! This is not a “woo-woo” book, full of hocus-pocus hype. It's a practical explanation of a down-to-earth, common sense, step-by-step guide to problem-solving that I developed.
"Starts Strong, then Descends Into the Usual"
This book is a self-reflection exercise designed to help listeners overcome challenging problems through the use of specific problem solving techniques. In the introduction we learn about decision-making strategies that work in situations of uncertainty and we learn scenario planning - a technique invented in the 1960s for the US Dept. of Defense, later adapted for use in the private sector.
We have a new measure for claims about drug prices: the Shkreli test. How would any justification for raising the cost of a drug sound coming out of Martin Shkreli’s mouth rather than smoothly parsed in legally vetted sound bites? Some price hikes, like those for innovative drugs, clearly pass. But many others don’t.
Drs. Robert and William Sears present a science-based approach that has helped alleviate allergies in many of their patients, providing a plan not only for treatment, but also for prevention. A family-friendly resource, The Allergy Book offers all the reassurance and accessible, practical advice that parents need to resolve their children's allergies, now and throughout their lives.
Pride and Joy is both informative and highly practical, and a balanced answer to the extreme methods that too often dominate parenting debates. Few parenting books address the central issues of concern to today's parents while also offering parents as much day-to-day advice.
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"What secrets does this treasure chest blueprint tell me that will help me right now?" James asked himself. James has observed his older siblings struggling with daily problems. Since he wants to be a scientist and detective, he goes on a hunt for answers. In his parents' "secret closet", he discovers the Treasure Chest Blueprint, which maps out the answers. He guides his younger brother, Mark, himself, and others to truths they can use for a lifetime (or at least the next day).
Managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that the best decisions are taken, problems are solved in the optimum way, and the creative ideas and innovations so necessary for tomorrow's business flow freely. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving and creative thinking.
Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your thinking is anchored in past experience?