4. Execute your solution

Executing your solution is about putting your recommendations in practice by either implementing them or convincing your hierarchy/client/spouse that what you are proposing is the right way to proceed. We’ll talk about project management and presentations.

Adapt your confidence

All problems are not equal: some can be solved only with facts while others require assumptions. Adapt your confidence accordingly. Problems are not all alike Morgan Jones’ The Thinker’s Toolkit separates problems according to their complexity. The simplest problems—deterministic and direct problems—are those for which a single, exact answer exists. […]

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Use logic

Effective problem-solving requires you to be deeply logical, as much in your thinking as in your communication. The good news is that a few basic rules can help you at both stages. To guide our conversation, I have embedded a presentation that we use in our professional abilities workshops at UDEM and […]

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Practice and enlist others

It’s like tennis, you can’t become a good problem-solver just by reading about it. You have to practice it. And just like tennis, you’ll become much better if you practice with others rather than by yourself.That’s why my graduate-level problem-solving course is not exactly a course. Rather, it’s a practical […]

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