They take a haphazard approach to thinking, and then they are amazed when they find themselves floundering and making no progress. Instead of using the word problem, use the word situation or call it a challenge or an opportunity. ” If your solution doesn’t work be ready to accept that and try something else. Many of the most creative ideas never materialize because no one is specifically assigned the responsibility for carrying out the decision.The more positive your language is, the more confident and optimistic you will be when approaching any difficulty. A decision without a deadline is a meaningless discussion. And the faster you will develop your capacity to achieve even more in the future.
The discussion of solutions is inherently positive, uplifting and has a tendency to release creativity amongst the group.
A discussion of problems is inherently negative, de-motivating and tends to inhibit creativity.
Put These Ideas Into Action First, take some time to be absolutely clear about the problem that is under discussion.
Give some thought to what an ideal decision or solution would accomplish.
The more creative and insightful you will be in identifying creative solutions and breakthrough ideas. If it is a major decision and will take some time to implement, set a series of short-term deadlines and a schedule for reporting. The faster you move in the direction of your clearly defined goals, the more creative you will be. You can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle or achieve any goal that you can set for yourself by using your wonderful creative mind and then taking action consistently and persistently until you attain your objective.
Look for the root cause of the problem rather than get sidetracked by the symptom.
Do you let it overwhelm you or do you flex your problem-solving muscles and figure out the best solution? Brainstorm different solutions, because there are likely multiple solutions to the same problem, not just one. What is the best thing to do at this time under the circumstances? How will you compare the success of this solution against the success of another solution?
People who throw themselves at their problems often become frantic and confused. Before you implement the decision, ask, “What’s the worst possible thing that can happen if this decision doesn’t work? Accept complete responsibility for implementing the decision.
Instead of focusing on the situation as it is, talk about the situation as you would like it to be.
Second, keep the conversation focused on solutions, on what can be done in the future.