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Black Box Problem Solving

Project Stuck? Try Using A “Black Box.”

When a scientist or engineer designs a new process, they run into many unknowns. You can expect that when creating something from scratch. However, they could have so many unknowns, if they tried to solve each as they occurred, they’d get mired in minutia and never finish the project. To deal with these sticky spots, they put each unknown into …

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Achieve Goals + Resolutions With Bite-Sized Chunks

Have you ever tried to put together a jigsaw puzzle with 500 or 1,000 pieces? It takes a while… And, needs to be done in more than one sitting. One of the reasons we miss achieving goals, New Year’s resolutions, and business strategies is that we try to accomplish too much at once. We approach the 1,000-piece goal as if it can …

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Champion Ideas: Built-In Beats Bought-In

You and your team – after a few meetings and many hours – have the plan all figured out. Excellent! Now, you just need to share it and get buy in from the other departments who will help carry it out. Fast-forward a few days… While many are on board, you faced resistance, found out you forgot key details, and …

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