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How to increase ideation and become an effective problem solver

Problem solver
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What is your Problem solving rumination score?
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I often find myself thinking about how to solve past negative events

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When things go wrong, I often think about them constructively for long periods of time

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I tend not to look back and think about how I could have done things better

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Problem solvers love to find a good problem that activates their imagination and critical thinking skills to discover a solution. The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues drives them to action.

They are good at identifying the issue, clarifying the problem, considering all possible solutions, evaluating the options and then selecting the most appropriate one when considering all stakeholders. Project managers excel at problem-solving in this manner, including evaluation and monitoring after the problem is solved.

Problem solvers may be both analytical and creative, and are prone to order, compare, and analyse. They are times divergent - considering a large range of ideas, and also integrative - integrating opposing ideas, in their problem-solving.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are motivated by problem-solving and like a good challenge or problem to focus on. You are highly satisfied when you reach a solution and can support your decision-making process.

What does a lower score mean?

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You like to implement solutions than to think of them and are likely not one to do detailed analysis and consideration of the problem, preferring to do what is tried and true or implement other decisions.

To nurture your Passion:

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Identify the root cause of the problem and try to remain objective while you list all the considerations for a problem. Break down the silos and try to divergent in considering a large number of ideas, then narrow it down to an integrative solution. Translate your decision making into action for the team.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Are you able to identify the issue?
  • Are there open-minded people you can bring into the process?
  • Can you remain objective when considering all possible solutions?
  • Do you let ego get in the way of considering others ideas?
  • Have you considered reverse engineering the solution?
  • Do you consider all stakeholders and attempt to break down silos?
  • Do you evaluate the solutions before making a decision?
  • Are you able to create action from your solution?


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What is your Self-awareness score?
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I often reflect on my thoughts

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I do not often think about the way I am feeling

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I enjoy exploring my “inner self"

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I often reflect on my feelings

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Others would benefit from reflecting more on their thoughts

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I am interested in analysing the behaviour of others

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I value opportunities to evaluate my behaviour

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It is important to understand why people behave in the way they do

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When I’m feeling uncomfortable, I can easily name these feelings

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I usually know why I am feeling the way I do

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I am often on auto-pilot and do not pay much attention to what I am doing

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Sometimes I am careless because I am preoccupied, with many things on my mind

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I often dwell on the past or the future, rather than the present

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My mind often wanders when I am trying to concentrate

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I often find myself thinking about how to solve past negative events

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When things go wrong, I often think about them constructively for long periods of time

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I tend not to look back and think about how I could have done things better

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