Language is important. Although I’ve spent 25 years focused on innovation, not everyone likes that word. In this 1:56 video, I share why I often use the term problem-solving instead – and how that perspective can accelerate change in any organization. Learn more about my latest innovation book at www.InvisibleSolutionsBook.com.
Posts tagged "problem-solving"
I come from a consulting background having spent 15 years with Accenture. The work we did (and they still do) is incredibly valuable. But not all companies can afford Accenture or McKinsey. So when I was asked, what problem did I hope to solve with Invisible Solutions, I revealed that I wanted to help people […]
I was recently asked, “What’s an example of a problem/question people ask that doesn’t yield the desired results.” My response was the default question associated with most suggestion boxes. Here’s my full response (1 minute 46 seconds)
To find better solutions, the key is to stop looking for solutions. Instead, you want to look for better problems/opportunities. Only when you identify the “right” problem can you consider potential solutions. In this 1 minute 42 second video, I explain the power of the reframe.
Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not a right-brained creative endeavor. It is a left-brained analytic process. In this 2 minute 36 second video, I provide background on why I believe this to be true. This is discussed further in my upcoming book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. […]
One of my favorite speech stories is also featured in my next book, Invisible Solutions… If you’ve flown recently, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of dealing with luggage. There’s not enough overhead space for carry-on luggage – and now you pay a premium to have the right bring your bags on. Even worse, if you check […]
As the prevalence of a problem decreases, we may find problems that don’t exist… Does it sometimes feel that no matter how hard you work on solving your business problems, you never seem to make enough progress? Does it seem like you are on a treadmill going nowhere? If so, you are not alone. In […]
I am pleased to announce that my next book, INVISIBLE SOLUTIONS, will be released March 3, 2020 and is NOW available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. What’s this book about? Solve Any Problem Faster, with Less Risk and Lower Cost Unprecedented access to infinite solutions has led us to realize that having all of the answers is not […]