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Creative Problem Solving Techniques - A Blueprint for Success

Learn how to explore and apply creative problem solving techniques that we all can use. Watching tv, you see and hear different information being beamed to your brain. Is it true? How do you know that? Do you believe it? Do you have a choice? This topic is designed to make us better consumers of information; helping us direct information into useful bits of data we can use to solve problems. Once you start asking questions and adapt this into your life, you won't be just another zombie allowing everything to enter your mind unexamined, unquestioned and unfiltered. You'll be a changed person. In this material, you will be guided in dissecting a couple of case studies; while on the way applying concepts and explore our own way we can solve problems.


Runtime: 59 minutes
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Agenda

Be Skeptical, Ask Questions, Be Willing to Wonder

  • Be Curious
    • Not Believing and Accepting Everything You See for the First Time
    • Ask Why?
  • What Is the Other Side of This Story?
    • What Is Being Left out?
    • How Do We Ask Questions

Define the Problem, and Examine the Definition of Terms

  • Identify the Issues in Concrete Terms
    • What Is the True Topic
    • What Words Are Being Used to Describe the Problem

Examine the Evidence

  • What Are Your Biases, How Do You Really Want the Evidence to Turn out
  • Hearsay or Wishes Can't Be Used as Evidence

Cautions in Drawing Conclusions From Evidence

  • Conclusions Can Differ
  • True Experiment (Cause and Effect) or Correlational (+,-)
  • For a Cause and Effect Relationship to Be True, the Cause Has to Produce the Effect 100% of the Time

Consideration of Alternative Explanations for Evidence

  • What Are Other Influencing Factors
  • What Else Might Have Been the Cause of This? (Reference Defining the Problem)
  • What Is Not Being Shown, Represented, Repressed?

What About Your Biases and Assumptions

  • What Do I Want to Hear?
  • Do I Automatically Discount If It Doesn't Agree With What I've Learned Before?
  • Considering Evidence That May Contradict Your Beliefs

Emotional Reasoning vs. Rationality

  • Feelings
  • Emotions

Over Simplication or Over Generalization

  • Looking Beyond the Obvious
  • What Else Can Be True About This?
  • What Else Is Being Hidden or Left out or Covered Over

Tolerate Uncertainty

  • Settle on Guiding Beliefs (?)
  • Be Willing to Change in the Face of Changing Evidence
  • If the Current Beliefs Still Work Keep Them, If Not Upgrade Them to Something Better
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Mel Coe, PhD

Mel Coe, PhD

Mel Coe and Partners

  • Works with small business owners in designing training programs for a successful business
  • Trains bookkeepers, the sales force and supervisory management
  • Wrote several books on Peachtree Accounting® published through John Wiley & Sons
  • Former college professor at Piedmont College and DeVry University having taught at the doctoral and master’s levels
  • Research interests are in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Lifetime member of Sigma Beta Delta and Delta Mu Delta, honorary business societies
  • Ph.D. degree in education, Colorado State University; M.B.A. degree, LaGrange College
  • Can be contacted at 770-314-7243 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406601
Published 2019
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