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Problem Solving Blog Posts

November 24, 2022

"Become an Observer Every Day!" Lorraine Marchand on Innovation

"Get yourself a notebook. Every day, write down three problems that you observe.  This can be the place where you drive and foment your own change."

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December 29, 2021

Replace Your New Year Resolutions With a Hope Letter

You can lump people into two distinct groups: those who set New Year resolutions, and those who don't. But, maybe there's a third way

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October 15, 2020

In Testing Times, Test Everything!

"We had little hope of understanding the impact. We didn't know how things would have gone if we'd done nothing." - Jonathan Hancock

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January 31, 2019

Take Control of Your Organizational Culture

What is corporate culture? Ask a random group of people and you’ll likely get vague and varying answers. "It’s the atmosphere in the office," someone might say. "It’s just how work gets done around here. It’s HR policies and procedures." Ask organizational expert Karen Jaw-Madson, though, and the answer gets more specific. “[Culture] is a […]

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November 27, 2018

Perseverance and Persistence – #MTtalk Roundup

"We are not born with abilities. This comes from practice, persistence and perseverance." – Debasish Mridha, American physician and author About This Week's Chat We moved into a new house recently, after having lived in an apartment for nine years. Long before the move took place, I told my husband that as soon as the […]

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June 7, 2018

Your Top Tips for Making a Big Decision

What shall I have for lunch? Tuna or chicken sandwich? Easy. I prefer chicken, so chicken it is. Do I drive to the conference next week, or take the train? I’d have to get up crazy early to catch the train. On the other hand, I could get stuck in traffic if I drive. But […]

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May 1, 2018

Creating a Learning Culture – #MTtalk Roundup

“Knowledge is power, but has little value unless it can be accessed and put into practice.” – Melany Gallant Making Lasting Changes Have you ever tried to make a significant lifestyle change? If you have, you'll know that it's not always easy! You may also know that you have a better chance of succeeding if you […]

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March 1, 2018

Best Practice or Just Bad Habits?

Best practices. Those two words carry a lot of weight. These are the activities that can help you and your company to raise your game, right? They can get you up onto a level with your leading competitor. They can even help you overtake that competitor, if they can be spread effectively throughout your organization. […]

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February 1, 2018

How to Be Happy at Work

Annie McKee, Ph.D is an adviser on happiness to leaders of multinational companies and governments around the globe. So I was surprised to learn that, not so very long ago, she was cleaning houses and waiting tables. These are not jobs designed to make people happy. McKee mentions those early career experiences in her new […]

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December 14, 2017

How to Deal With a Big Decision When the Boss Is Away

A big problem has somehow landed in your lap. Everyone's looking to you to make the final decision, the ripples of which will extend far beyond your little team. But the boss went on holiday with a clear "do not disturb" notice. What do you do? How Urgent Is the Decision? Is the boss's unavailability […]

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