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Bulletproof problem solving : the one skill that changes everything

Author: Charles Conn; Robert McLean
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"Complex problem solving is the core skill for 21st Century Teams Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything you'll learn the seven-step systematic approach to
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Conn, Charles, 1961- author.
Bulletproof problem solving
Hoboken : Wiley, 2019
(DLC) 2019001404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Conn; Robert McLean
ISBN: 9781119553038 1119553032 9781119553045 1119553040
OCLC Number: 1090219873
Notes: Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction Chapter 1: Learning the Bulletproof Problem Solving Approach Chapter 2: Defining the Problem Chapter 3: Problem Disaggregation and Prioritization Chapter 4: Build a Great Workplan and Team Processes Chapter 5: Conducting Analysis: First Cut Tools and Techniques Chapter 6: Big Guns: When to Employ More Complex Problem Solving Tools Chapter 7: Synthesize Results and Tell a Great Story Chapter 8: Problem Solving with Long Time Frames and High Uncertainty Chapter 9: Wicked Problems Chapter 10: Concluding Remarks on Becoming a Great Problem Solver Appendix Index.
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Contents: Foreword ix Introduction: Problem Solving for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century xiii Chapter 1 Learn the Bulletproof Problem Solving Approach 1A straightforward seven-step process is the key to bulletproof problem solving. Chapter 2 Define the Problem 31Take time upfront to fully understand the problem and its context. Chapter 3 Problem Disaggregation and Prioritization 49Cleave the problem into manageable parts. Chapter 4 Build a Great Workplan and Team Processes 87Drive your workplans from hypotheses to action for efficient problem solving. Chapter 5 Conduct Analyses 111Start with summary statistics and heuristics to find simple answers to complex problems. Chapter 6 Big Guns of Analysis 135Employ sophisticated tools of analysis with confidence when they are needed. Chapter 7 Synthesize Results and Tell a Great Story 179Synthesize your analysis and turn it into a compelling narrative. Chapter 8 Problem Solving with Long Time Frames and High Uncertainty 195Add tools to address issues of long time frames and uncertainty. Chapter 9 Wicked Problems 235Unpick wicked problems to yield surprising insights. Chapter 10 Becoming a Great Problem Solver 253The magic of the bulletproof process is now yours. Appendix: Blank Worksheets for You to Try 259 About the Authors 265 Acknowledgments 267 Index 271
Responsibility: Charles Conn, Robert McLean.

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"Complex problem solving is the core skill for 21st Century Teams Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything you'll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any field or industry, turning you into a highly sought-after bulletproof problem solver who can tackle challenges that others balk at. The problem-solving technique outlined in this book is based on a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to everything from everyday decisions to strategic issues in business to global social challenges. The authors, with decades of experience at McKinsey and Company, provide 30 detailed, real-world examples, so you can see exactly how the technique works in action. With this bulletproof approach to defining, unpacking, understanding, and ultimately solving problems, youll have a personal superpower for developing compelling solutions in your workplace. Discover the time-tested 7-step technique to problem solving that top consulting professionals employ Learn how a simple visual system can help you break down and understand the component parts of even the most complex problems Build team brainstorming techniques that fight cognitive bias, streamline workplanning, and speed solutions Know when and how to employ modern analytic tools and techniques from machine learning to game theory Learn how to structure and communicate your findings to convince audiences and compel action The secrets revealed in Bulletproof Problem Solving will transform the way you approach problems and take you to the next level of business and personal success"--

"There is presently no systematic process that leads to great problem solving. In Bulletproof Problem Solving, two alumni of McKinsey & Company present a powerful visual framework for people who want to become highly skilled problem solvers. Over the past 20 years, tens of thousands of McKinsey employees have learned this approach--it is robust and tested. McKinsey's reputation as outstanding problem solvers is based on this seven-step systematic process. The authors work through thirty real world examples, employing a highly visual logic tree approach, with more than fifty graphics. Readers will learn to define a problem, unpack and understand it, and ultimately solve it in a meaningful way. The authors start with everyday examples, before delving into problem solving in the workplace, helping business professionals tackle challenges and persevere"--

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