Problem Solving Tag

When conflict arises, our fight-or-flight instincts can quickly kick in. Either response usually results in more problems. A recent book I read, Conflict Without Casualties by Nate Regier, PhD., explains an alternative. Through openness, resourcefulness, and persistence, conflict can turn into a positive, creative force...

Whether your team is in enjoying calm waters or in the midst of a storm, teamwork is crucial. Doing the work to help your team develop the right attitude, understand the difference it is making, think outside-the-box, get to know one another, and celebrate success...

How does a company, like United Airlines, recover from a public failure? In an article from 2006, Embracing Change as Opportunity, Richard Belluzzo outlines four key principles that are still relevant to the situation United finds itself in today. The first principle is a tough one: “Don’t...

Most employers want workers who have the confidence to take initiative, creatively problem-solve, and exercise good judgement. Yet sometimes well-meaning bosses undermine their employees’ efforts. For example, recently I gave some employees a task to do and sent them on their way. Not five minutes later...

[caption id="attachment_16789" align="aligncenter" width="604"] "Derailed" Source: http://pixgood.com/teamwork-funny-cartoon.html[/caption] Have you been in a situation like this? When you work on a team, sooner or later problems arise. What I love about this cartoon is how it shows different emotions and reactions that result when a team faces...