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Situational Practical Problem Solving FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about Tom Adair's Situational Practical Problem Solving methodology and training.  Let us know what you think by dropping a comment in the comments section at the bottom of the page. How…
Problem Solving Over-Relying on Experience

Over-Relying on Experience

Case History of Five Reasons Why We Fail to Solve Problems and What We Can Do About It! -- Over-Relying on Experience Part 2 of a 5-Part SeriesThe following are five reasons why we fail in problem solvingMaking assumptions Over-relying…

Over Dependence on Memories

Case History of Five Reasons Why We Fail to Solve Problems and What We Can Do About It! -- Over-Dependence on Memories Part 5 of a 5-Part SeriesThe following are five reasons why we fail in problem solving.Making assumptions Over-relying…
Problem Solving Over-Relying on Experience

Preconceived Notions

Case History of Five Reasons Why We Fail to Solve Problems and What We Can Do About It! -- Preconceived Notions Part 4 of a 5-Part SeriesThe following are five reasons why we fail in problem solvingMaking assumptions Over-relying…

Relying on Experts

Case History of Five Reasons Why We Fail to Solve Problems and What We Can Do About It! -- Relying on Experts Part 3 of a 5-Part SeriesThe following are five reasons why we fail in problem solving.Making assumptions Over-relying…
Problem Solving Making Assumptions

Making Assumptions

Case History of Five Reasons Why We Fail to Solve Problems and What We Can Do About It! -- Making Assumptions Part 1 of a 5-Part SeriesSolving problems successfully and consistently requires discipline and practice.  It is a constant challenge…

Giving Back

TSD Works with Healthcare Leaders in Tanzania For over 20 years, TSD has provided public and private organizations across the world with expert training, coaching and consulting services for process improvement, change management, and HR services. …

Leadership should be simple

I have spent years trying to untangle the unnecessary complexity of leadership theory.  I have practiced this unencumbered leadership and found it to work not only well, but exceedingly well every time, everywhere.  Yet when trying to document…

The Path to a Problem Solving Culture, Part 2

Part 2 of a Series Leadership – the Essential Element In my last post, I evaluated the options for , as the starting point for developing a problem solving culture.  But it is a simple fact that while training may transfer knowledge,…

The Path to a Problem Solving Culure, Part 1

Part 1 of a series Problem Solving Training Those familiar with lean understand that problem solving is inextricably linked to lean’s success. A system that pursues continuous process improvement, like lean, relies upon an effective…