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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? New Outlooks, Better Solutions!
Have you ever sat glumly, racking your brain for the solution to a problem, only for someone else to take a quick look and suggest an immediate and effective answer? Sometimes, all you need is a different perspective.

Looking at a situation from different viewpoints can lead to more creative and effective problem solving, and you can learn how to do this with our new video, The Reframing Matrix, and our article, The Four Frame Approach.

Examining situations from multiple perspectives can also help you to make decisions effectively, and you can discover more about this with our article, Six Thinking Hats.

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The Reframing Matrix The Reframing Matrix

In this video, discover how to solve problems by looking at them from different perspectives.

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The Four Frame Approach The Four Frame Approach

Explore this four-step model for examining difficult situations from different leadership approaches.

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Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats

Use this powerful technique for looking at decision making and problem solving from six different points of view.

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Perceptual Positions
Perceptual Positions

Gain new insights into a situation by putting yourself "in someone else's shoes."

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Find out how to get to the root of a problem, with this checklist for approaching it from multiple angles.

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Learn how to move projects forward by brainstorming ideas with multiple stakeholders.

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A Final Note

Sometimes, you have to accept that a situation has you stumped, and that you need a "fresh pair of eyes" to take a look. Or, you can look at a problem from different perspectives at the start of the process. The important thing is to not stumble blindly along, if other people's expertise or experience is available to you.

Next week, you can discover how to carve out a sustainable niche in your market, find out how to avoid burnout, and learn how to write a great cover letter when you're looking for a new job.

Have a great week!

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