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How Can You Go Meta to Solve a Problem When You’re Stuck?

A client, Dave, explained his concerns and said, “I have no idea where to go from here.” He explained that he’d already gone through his reasonable problem-solving steps. He’d researched, asked the team to experiment, and asked his peers for help. Nothing was working. I asked, “Do you know about going “meta” on the problem?” …

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How Do We Reconcile Our Perceptions vs Our Realities?

I find the current sexual harassment and discrimination scandals dispiriting. Regardless of the good work these men (and some women) have achieved in their lives, their legacy will always be one of sexual predation, an abuse of power. (I wrote a little about this and how it plays out in work in Power, Management, and …

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What Do You Practice?

I was writing a series of draft blog posts about resource efficiency (optimizing for people) and flow efficiency (optimizing for projects). I wrote them fast, flowing the ideas from my brain to my fingers. I edit later. For me, this is the best kind of writing I do. It’s not about writing fast. It’s about …

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Emotional Resilience, Part 2, Problem-Solving

In Siebert’s model (see The Resiliency Advantage), part 2 of building your emotional resilience is problem-solving. Well, I know a lot about problem-solving. I teach Problem Solving Leadership with Jerry and Esther. Siebert says, on p. 54 of the book: The most resilient people, in contrast, control their emotional reactions in a crisis, engage the …

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