Problem-Solving and Fearless Decision-Making
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- Certificate of Completion
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- 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!
- 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.
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!
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.