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

For Superstars in Training – Part 3 – How to Become a C-Suite Executive

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Influence, Management

Last week, I talked about key facilitators and barriers to your advancement from a manager’s role to a Director’s position. This week I discuss how to make it to the rarified atmosphere at the top leadership circle as a VP or C-level executive. As with any transition of this magnitude, you must anticipate the new skills that will be required … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.For Superstars in Training – Part 3 – How to Become a C-Suite Executive

For Superstars in Training – Part 2 – How to Become a Director

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Management, Self Care, Vision

As I discussed in last week’s article, professional advancement is a developmental path, with different core challenges at each point along the way. Last week, I talked about the competencies you need to make the transition from individual contributor to manager.  To make the leap from a manager’s position to Director, you need to internalize all those skills, and many … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.For Superstars in Training – Part 2 – How to Become a Director

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

Consulting Cliff Notes

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

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Hiking alone, as I often do, my destination is Lake Peak, the second highest mountain near Santa Fe. It’s a demanding route, 3 ½ miles each way with 2,000 ft. of elevation gain to the 12,400 ft. summit. Air density is 1/3 less than sea level, making the steep uphill pitches a lung-bursting challenge. Sitting on a cliff with a … Read More

E. Ann Hollier, Ph.D.Consulting Cliff Notes