Become A Creative Problem Solver

Become A Creative Problem Solver

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Do you want to be able to solve all your problems without having to turn to some else for help? Do you want to be the go to person in a crisis situation? Do you want a life that is wonderful because of your better decision making skills?

Then this is the course for you.

Every day we are faced with cognitive challenges to effective thinking. From emotions to unchecked assumptions and ambiguous data, we constantly make decisions without applying the rigors of critical thinking. Studies show that critical thinking is the foundation for virtually every workplace skill and ability. Critical thinking isn’t just an academic skill, it’s a skill used by highly successful business leaders every day to solve problems, ask questions and make decisions. Researchers found that adults who scored higher on an assessment of critical thinking reported fewer negative life outcomes associated with poor decision making.

In this course you will learn how to think out of the box, evaluate options and arrive at better decisions and solve problems creatively.

Lessons

Understanding Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally and understand the logical connection between ideas. Thinking critically requires you to not take things at face value but to think deeper and understand better. In essence, critical thinking requires you to use your ability to reason and be an active learner rather than a [...]

5-Step Problem Solving Process (Preview)

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this session you will learn a structured process that you can follow to solve problems effectively. You will also apply this process to a real life based case study so as to understand the steps better.

Getting to the Root of a Problem

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

We may get into more trouble if we jump to conclusions without getting to the root of a problem. In other words, our objective should be to solve the root cause of a problem and not its symptoms. In this session you will learn a couple of time-tested tools to get to the root of [...]

Thinking Out of the Box (Preview)

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Thinking outside the box means approaching problems in new, innovative ways, framing problem statements differently and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way that you have never thought of before. In this session you will learn how to confront problems in many different ways and look at things from multiple [...]

Brainstorming (Preview)

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Brainstorming is a technique that has been around for decades and us used to generate ideas, and to come up with creative solutions to problems. In this session you will learn how to use this technique effectively to solve problems as in individual or even in a group.

Informational Interviewing (Preview)

Length: 45 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this session you will learn about a very useful tool for gathering more information and insights on any area from people already involved in that area or activity. This tool also helps you build a network while gathering information. This is a very useful tool for job-seekers and also for people looking at a [...]

Strategies to Make Creative Problem Solving a Way of Life (Preview)

Length: 45 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this final session of the course, you will learn various strategies to actually implement to learnings from this course. This would include aspects like building inspirational rituals, stepping out of your comfort zone, capturing your thoughts and ideas, working on your most productive hours and so on.