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From the Post: The Power of Inclusion and Compromise in Effective Problem Solving

Problem-solving including inclusion and compromise requires a shift in mindset, valuing collaboration over competition and recognizing the inherent strengths of collective intelligence. 

By fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and open communication, we can harness the power of diverse perspectives and create a more harmonious and successful problem-solving process. Let’s embrace the principles of inclusion and compromise as we tackle the complex challenges of our world, for a brighter and more inclusive future.

When faced with a problem that requires more than your expertise think about who needs to be included in the decision-making process. In your journal, write out the problem and think about the different factors that could influence the outcome. List people who have expertise in those areas. 

Bring the experts into the planning process and record the process of what didn’t work and what did work. Also, record what you did to reach a consensus to deliver a plan, process, or product that delivered what was promised.  

Also, think about and list the areas where you feel you may have biases. Be aware of the challenges you personally have when it comes to sharing ideas, plans, and solutions with your staff, leaders, and peers. Having a healthy understanding of your challenges will help you to mitigate those challenges and lead with confidence. 

My son and I talked about building a small portable herb garden applying what we learned from the larger vegetable bed project. Taking failure and turning it into a positive for a new project.  

Don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow never comes. What you have is today and this is the best time to begin anything.   

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