Problem Solving Ability

Create a Team of Master Problem Solvers

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Dr. Evans Baiya, InnovationManagement.se, July 2021

Problem-solving is an essential skill as an innovator. If problems stump your employees, how can your organization ever innovate for customers? Luckily, problem-solving skills can be learned, and as a leader you can create a team of master problem solvers and innovators.

131. Conquering Overcommitment

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This week, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss conquering overcommitment. Ron gives us a list of 11 causes of overcommitment and discusses the cost of committing to too much. He breaks down the six stages he uses to combat overcommitment.

130. Getting Past Overwhelm

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In this episode, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss overwhelm and its connection to time management. Ron lists the common forces that contribute to overwhelm and the reasons that people fail to make progress in managing their time and priorities. He gives 3 keys for starting a new habit. Ron shares best practices and how good leaders can be great leaders when they shift their focus.

The 3 Recovery Killers That Will Stymie Your Post-Pandemic Comeback

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Dr. Evans Baiya, fastcompany.com, October 2020

The business world has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic. During situations of macro disruption, most people look for ways to first survive and eventually emerge from the circumstances stronger and better. As they do this, most leaders attempt to re-create past success—to go back to what life and business were like pre-disruption.

Business Disrupted by the Pandemic? 4 Things to Do If Your Products or Services Are No Longer Needed

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Dr. Evans Baiya, allBusiness.com, September 2020

Major world events create disruption, and COVID-19 is no different. Many industries are experiencing disruptions—in the way they do business, in the sustainability of their systems, and in the engagement of their customers.

The 4 Properties of Effective Business Experiments

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Experiments Aren’t Just for Scientists, Use This Proven Tool to Improve Your Offerings

By Dr. Evans Baiya

Any business that is looking to launch new offerings, improve processes and solutions, or simply grow should be running experiments. There is an effective way to conduct experiments, and there are many not-so-effective ways. Throughout my career I have been on both sides of that fence—once running hundreds of experiments in an attempt to prove that the product my team had created was right, when other experiments were telling us it was not.

How to Know When it’s Time to Change Course

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Dr. Evans Baiya, Fast Company, May 2020

What happens when you run an experiment and the outcome is not what you had planned?

One of the traps of experimentation is expecting the testing to validate your thinking. It is natural to want the experiment to say yes—even to think that if it doesn’t confirm your idea, it is a failure. Read more.

The Elephant in the Room

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Two Activities for Working Remotely

By Trish Candler

For those normally working in an office setting, you may be working remotely, somewhere other than a designated office building setting. Your remote location may be full of different people these days. Perhaps it’s one or many children in your “new office” or maybe a partner, or perhaps you’re completely alone, actually remote-remote.

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