Problem Solving

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How to “do improvement” – the missing link in too many Leadership Development programmes?

In the early stages of my career, as a new manager and leader, I went through many training and development programmes. Of course, they covered all of the so-called “soft skills” as well as the more rational skills required to manage (Forecasting, Planning, Organising, Controlling). Importantly, they also included how to “do improvement”. The latter … Continue reading

When is a problem not a problem?

I came across a presentation recently which described the various stages that research projects go through and Stage 1 was “Identify and define the problem”. That’s fine and a fair starting point for the journey through hypothesis testing, data gathering, analysis and reporting. The presentation even came up with a definition of “problem” which is … Continue reading

Making sense of numbers – a half-day workshop – Slideshare

Lots of organisations have plenty of data, but not necessarily the skills to get valuable insights from that data. The concept of “Big Data” is not even on their agenda when they can’t manipulate “Small Data”. This is a Slideshare from a typical half-day workshop that I’ve run for many clients over the years. The participants would usually be … Continue reading

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