Inspiration for Transformational Problem Solving

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

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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

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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

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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

Practical Magic for Business Innovators

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Strategic Intuition

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How would your life change if you had instant access to a business mentor who brought out the best in you? A teacher who provoked you by asking the right questions at the right time? A coach who encouraged you to do and be more? A trusted advisor who supercharged your creative problem-solving ability, guiding you to innovative solutions for … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Practical Magic for Business Innovators

How to Control a Change Reaction

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Management, Strategic Intuition

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According to change management specialist John Kotter, of every 20 change initiatives only 2 or 3 will fully succeed. Many will be abject failures, not because the mechanics of the transition haven’t been thought out, but because of resistance. I think those numbers are about right, whether we are talking about business reorganizations, new product launches, or executives transitioning into … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.How to Control a Change Reaction

My Favorite Mistake

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Strategic Intuition

Newsweek Magazine runs a brilliant column titled “My Favorite Mistake.” Each week a different person describes something stupid they did earlier in their career that helped to define who they are today. When captains of industry, well-known politicians, and prominent celebrities ‘fess up to their most egregious blunders, you quickly realize: Nobody’s perfect. Nobody. What distinguishes our cultural leaders is … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.My Favorite Mistake

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