Inspiration for Transformational Problem Solving

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Strategic Intuition, Vision

9815523_s

In an earlier article I talked about Strategic Intuition, the source of truly transformational business solutions. Strategic Intuition may seem like voodoo, or at least spooky science, but every wildly successful entrepreneur and senior executive I’ve ever known has mastered it. We just don’t talk about it much. Perhaps that’s changing. Prominent business thought leaders are beginning to write about … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Inspiration for Transformational Problem Solving

Some Rocks Float: Cracking the Code of Transformational Problem Solving

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Strategic Intuition

37323664_s

Years ago I attended a seminar on problem solving. I no longer remember a single thing the speaker said except one provocative statement: Some rocks float. Strategic Intuition sparks all truly transformational business solutions. It springs from your ability to embrace a completely counterintuitive or serendipitous perspective, like that statement, and use it to completely change the game. Here’s one recent … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Some Rocks Float: Cracking the Code of Transformational Problem Solving

Creative Thinking for Transformational Problem Solving

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Strategic Intuition

9621896_s

In an earlier article I talked about Strategic Intuition, the source of truly transformational business solutions. There are four components to this type of transformational problem solving: Expert Knowledge – often of seemingly disparate fields of expertise. An Open Mind – willingness to set aside preconceived assumptions to play with possibilities. The Aha! Moment – also known as the coup … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Creative Thinking for Transformational Problem Solving

For Superstars in Training – Part 1 – How to Become a Manager

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Management, Self Care

An earlier blog about talent development discussed why it is so very important for leaders to develop their team. Most leaders spend very little time thinking about this. Their intentions are usually good. However, they’re so busy putting out today’s brush fire they rarely give more than a wistful thought to getting out of the brush fire business. If you … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.For Superstars in Training – Part 1 – How to Become a Manager

Silence is Golden: Are You Listening?

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Management, Vision

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, noted business consultant Ram Charan cited data indicating that 25% of all senior leaders don’t listen well. That sounds about right to me. The natural leadership styles shared by many senior executives contribute to both a reality and a perception that they don’t ask others for their insights, won’t follow the advice they’re … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Silence is Golden: Are You Listening?

Coming Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: Getting What You Want in an Uncooperative World

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Self Care, Vision

Yesterday I received a query for a media interview beginning “So many people struggle to get the things they want in life…others struggle and NEVER get the things they want in life. And still other people seem to effortlessly live out their dreams. What causes the differences in results?” I believe the answer lies in positive psychology. Positive psychology is … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Coming Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: Getting What You Want in an Uncooperative World

Prove It: Online Survey Tips

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Management

How do you know how you’re doing? If you’re a senior executive or run your own successful business, chances are your instincts serve you well, but there are plenty of times when instinct isn’t enough. You may want evidence to back up your gut. You may positively need it to persuade others to follow your lead. Doing good research is … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Prove It: Online Survey Tips

Success Myths You Should Unlearn

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Self Care, Vision

There are many common misconceptions about business success. These are some of the biggest lessons I’ve had to unlearn in the course of my career. Maybe you’ll recognize some. Be on the lookout for the others. Working hard leads to success. All mammals, including humans, are hard wired to achieve mastery through playing. That’s how we started as children and … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Success Myths You Should Unlearn

What Your Boss Can’t Teach You

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Decision Making, Strategic Intuition, Vision

Highly successful business leaders and entrepreneurs have mastered it but have no idea how to teach it. To be brilliant at what you do, you need it too. Some call it a gut feeling. Others “just know,” and one boss I know refers to it as his “bullshit detector.” A friend relies on her “Spidey Sense,” that ability to divine … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.What Your Boss Can’t Teach You