Episode 34

Understand why framing your problem statement matters.

Problems are always solved by people, and business problems today are increasingly more complex and ambiguous. That makes it harder to clearly define and articulate them. Framing helps to structure thinking about these problems by giving them a specific light. In the end, framing helps people to see things in a particular light.
Problem-solving skills help people identify problems and find solutions. Skills such as active listening, analysis, research, creativity, communication, decision making, team building, and problem-solving are important in any career at any level. These skills are needed in every profession

Host

Sannah Vinding

Episode

E34

Jamie Flinchbaugh

Jamie Flinchbaugh

Jamie Flinchbaugh

Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant and Author.

Jamie Flinchbaugh is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with 30 years of learning-oriented experience spanning a range of roles across exceptionally diverse industries and functions. As the founder of JFlinch, Jamie provides this support as a board member, advisor, coach, and speaker.

I believe if leaders try to take a step back, focus more on coaching problem solving, they’ll learn at an incredible pace and of course, get better at problem-solving themselves as well as being a better leaders.

Jamie Flinchbaugh

Contact Jamie via LinkedIn or buy his latest book: People Solve Problems click here

Jamie talks about how he has watched people struggle to get better at problem solving and the most important one is just framing the problem that you’re dealing with. So, if we’re stuck with any kind of a problem, then we need to have a little bit of tension, a little bit of conflict, challenge each other to think harder, and then break out of our current situation. And those breakthroughs require so much more effort. And so I believe that good problem solving should invite disagreement.

Key takeaways:

No problem should be just one person – solve problems as a team.

How to make each other better in the process of problems.

How conflict is how we break through barriers.

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