How to look at Problems

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Every organization I’ve worked for encountered problems and challenges. I am a problem solver. I like to fix things (sometimes to a fault – I really should let others do the fixing). Problems are inherent to decision making processes (see “When Binary Decisions are Elusive”). Problem-solving requires time, effort, and resources. As such, one should […]

Weekly Learnings for May 6th. Teen Brain Edition.

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As a young teacher we are always told to post our classroom rules at the start of the school year. Rule number one was always “Practice Common Sense”. The problem was what was common to me was rather uncommon to my students. Halfway through the year, I covered the first rule with a bumper sticker. It said, “There they go. I must follow them as I am their leader.”