Problem-Solving and Fearless Decision-Making
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Problem-Solving and Fearless Decision-Making

Generate super effective solutions, make fearless decisions, solve tough problems.
4.4 (37 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
735 students enrolled
Created by Jeff Tan
Last updated 12/2017
English
Current price: $41.99 Original price: $59.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 33 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course, you'll sigh with great relief because you'll know HOW TO problem solve and make fearless decisions by using our two Problem Solving Checklists. Just by using the checklist steps, you'll have a thinking framework to help you find innovative, creative, disruptive, or traditional solutions and then decide which idea or solution is the best for the problem or task. In other words, you now have thinking tools that work!
Requirements
  • As long as you feel stuck any time you're faced with a problem to solve or task to complete, and feel the fear of making decisions, this course is for you.
Description

Do you know why it's so hard to solve problems and fearlessly make decisions? It's not because you lack critical or creative thinking skills. Nor is it because you lack life experience. And it's certainly not because you can't think outside the box. Science tells us it's hard to solve problems and make decisions because our brain gets in the way and sends us a not-so-useful thinking pattern, and we get stuck. 

But good news! Science also tells us it's possible for us to grow new super useful and helpful brain tools...and that's what this course is all about. By the time you're finished with this course, you'll have two amazing checklists you can use as go-to tools to solve any problem and make a fearless decision. One checklist will help you make decisions very quickly; the other will help you when you have more time to think and reflect about the kind of decision you need to make for a more complex problem or task. 

But why do we give you checklists? Because we've used science to create methods and steps for your brain to follow in order to unleash your inner creative thinker with ease. Even seasoned pilots who fly sophisticated jets in the air force use checklists!

I know you want to become a better problem solver and fearless decision maker, so join me and my friends as we take you on a learning journey where you'll become a better version of yourself!

Who this course is for:
  • Young professionals who struggle to solve workplace problems and make fearless decisions. As well as anyone who gets stuck when they need to solve problems.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 54:45
+ Lesson 1: Problem Solving and Fearless Decision Making
6 lectures 18:48

In this chapter, you’ll see an overview of the entire course of problem solving and fearless decision making, and have an understanding of what it’s all about.

Preview 03:10

In this chapter, you’ll learn what stops your brain from coming up with lots of amazing ideas and figure out what type of problem solver you are. Then you’ll see how to use your problem solving “type” to solve problems and make fearless decisions.

Preview 03:45
Quiz
2 questions

In this chapter, you’ll find out all about the Instant and Reflective Problem Solving checklists and why they work. These checklists will now be your go-to for solving any problems and making fearless decisions. In the following lessons, you’ll learn exactly how to use these valuable tools. 

Preview 03:22

The Two Checklists Introduced

Quiz
2 questions

In this chapter, you’ll understand exactly why FEAR stops us in our tracks when we’re trying to solve problems—and how to get rid of that nasty F-word for good.

The F-word Messing with Problem Solving and Fearless Decision Making
03:41

Fear.

Quiz
2 questions

In this chapter, you’ll learn how the music group Radiohead used the reframe step of our checklist and made a fearless decision for their famous album "In Rainbows”.

An Inspiring Success Story about Someone who Used Our Checklist
03:43

Remember: the most important part of this course is that you practice, practice, practice! You’ll be constantly reminded of that—even to the point of being sick of hearing it! So do practice to get the most out of each chapter.

Lesson 1 Conclusion
01:07
+ Lesson 2: Instant Problem Solving
8 lectures 24:42

Lesson 2 is all about how to use the Instant Problem Solving Checklist, with the help of some new friends as examples. Mike and Jordan will give us examples of how to use the IPS checklist in the workplace so you can see what it looks like in action.

Introduction to the Instant Problem Solving Checklist
03:03

In this chapter, you’ll better understand steps one and two of the IPS checklist: breathe and clarify. You’ll go over the five steps of the IPS checklist and then learn why taking a deep breath is the first thing to do, as well as why clarifying the the most crucial thing to do. 

The IPS Checklist Explained—Breathe and Clarify
03:54
Quiz
2 questions

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the vital reason for clarification in the Instant Problem Solving Checklist. Mike from from the first chapter of this lesson will show you what it looks like to clarify a task thrown at him, rather than jump right in to solve the problem. 

Case Study—Clarify
03:24

In this chapter, you’ll learn why it’s terrible advice to "think outside the box" and instead better to “Think Inside the Triangle.” You’ll understand what B.A.D. in the Triangle stands for and why it’s useful for coming up with solutions to a problem or task. The B.A.D. Triangle will quickly become something you can use for any problem to solve or decision to make.

The IPS Checklist Explained—Think Inside the Triangle
03:32
Quiz
2 questions

In this chapter, you’ll go through chapter three's situation with Mike, and this time he uses the B.A.D Triangle to come up with potential solutions to come to a decision about the task his boss has thrown at him. You’ll get to see the B.A.D. Triangle at work in a real-life scenario so you can use it for the next problem you must solve or decision you must make.

Think Inside the Triangle Case Study
02:52

In this chapter, you’ll understand how to use Pre-mortem to figure out why your B.A.D. solutions have failed—like looking into the future before you have even solved a problem or made a decision. You’ll also see how Mike uses this step to come to the BEST solution for the task his boss threw at him earlier, so you can understand how to use Pre-mortem in your own life.

The IPS Checklist Explained—Pre-mortem
03:36
Quiz
1 question

In this chapter, you’ll see how using all the steps in the Instant Problem Solving Checklist will naturally lead you to deciding fearlessly—but be warned! You MUST practice and use the checklist so you can continue to be a fearless decision maker.

The IPS Checklist Explained—Fearlessly Decide
02:33

Fearlessly Decide

Quiz
1 question

It can’t be stressed enough in this course—you must practice, practice, practice! Especially in order to become a fearless decision maker, you MUST practice the steps in the checklist. At the end of the lesson, you’ll find more helpful resources to do…yes, you guessed it: practice!

Lesson 2 Conclusion
01:48
+ Lesson 3: Reflective Problem Solving
4 lectures 11:15

In this chapter, you’ll be reintroduced to Reflective Problem Solving, along with its special step in the checklist: reframe. You’ll understand WHAT a reframe for a problem or task is, as well as WHY it’s so important to do, especially when you have more time to solve a problem or make a decision. 

Introduction and Reflective Problem Solving: Reframing
03:14

In this chapter, you’ll learn HOW TO reframe, which is step 3 of the RPS Checklist. You’ll be equipped with the exact tools for reframing so you can go and apply it right away and become a master reframer in no time.

How to Reframe Using the RPS Checklist
02:29

Reframing

Quiz
2 questions

In this chapter, you’ll see how Jordan used the Reflective Problem Solving Checklist to tackle a problem thrown at her by her boss. She goes through all the steps of the checklist in order to come to a solid solution and solve the problem given to her. With practice, you can do the same as Jordan.

Case Study—Jordan Uses the RPS Checklist
03:52

What are the two P-words for success? You’ll just have to watch this chapter to find out! After this, there are more resources to be found so you can practice and apply what you’ve learned in this course, so do download them and take the time to do the exercises.

Conclusion
01:40