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Happy Heuristics Episode 9

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-20-24

The Happy Heuristics podcast was a project by Jamie Flinchbaugh and Jeff Grimshaw to explore the power of heuristics for better decision-making. The goal was to help cultivate shock-resistant leader routines and rules of thumb for a complex world. Season 1 was recorded and released in 2021 and 2022. There

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Joshua Ehrig on Mastering Problem-Solving in Entrepreneurship – Lehigh University Insights

by Susan Winter on 02-15-24

In the latest episode of the “People Solve Problems” podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh welcomes Joshua Ehrig, Professor of Practice at Lehigh University. Joshua shares insightful perspectives on problem-solving within the realms of entrepreneurship, business model innovation, and corporate innovation. Joshua begins by highlighting the critical importance of identifying the root

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What Early Experiences Taught You Interesting Lessons? Here’s Mine

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-13-24

What early experience taught you an interesting lesson? These are always fun stories, usually share when acting as a mentor, or perhaps over a drink. Here’s an example from my history, and how this little part taught me some valuable lessons. Those lessons may have helped shape my thinking.  

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An Introduction to the JFlinch Learning Lab

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-05-24

I’m pleased to share the newly released JFlinch Learning Lab, which offers the video content I’ve provided to my clients in a private offering over the past many years. This subscription at $79 per year includes around 100 videos not available elsewhere across courses which include management systems, culture change,

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Navigating Change with Andrea Jones: Agile Project Management at AJC

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-01-24

  In this episode of the People Solve Problems podcast,  host Jamie Flinchbaugh engages in a deep and insightful conversation with Andrea Jones, the founder of AJC. Andrea shares her extensive knowledge and experiences in project management and change implementation, particularly in mid-market companies. She introduces her unique framework, Executeagility,

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Feeling in a Rut at Work?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-30-24

If you feel in a rut at work, many people overreach looking for the big problem or the big solution. Sometimes we can simply reactive the beginners mind through small changes, which then activates curiosity, observation, and the spririt of experimentation. These things can spill over from small changes to

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A description of the JFlinch ACT with Purpose

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-29-24

How do I engage with my clients? This is best described as ACT with Purpose, where ACT stands for Advising, Coaching, and Thought Partner. In this brief video, I explain what that all means, and how it works.  

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The Strategic Evolution of My Work at JFlinch

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-22-24

When I began JFlinch in January of 2020, I simply got started because I really wanted to decide slowly over time what work I truly wanted to do. While the pandemic forced some changes, it also set a path of my honing of my strategic heuristics for decision making, and

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Lean Whiskey Episode 44

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-19-24

Episode 44: “New Year’s Resolutions, just not Dry January. Boeing makes one too”  In Episode 44, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh get back together for this first episode of 2024. Since we’re not doing Dry January, we go right into the whiskey first by talking about old bottles including one

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Strategic Problem-Solving in Government: A Conversation with Frank Nestore of Mathtech

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-18-24

In this episode of People Solve Problems, host Jamie Flinchbaugh invites a thought-provoking guest, Frank Nestore, Vice President at Mathtech’s public sector consulting practice. The episode delves into the intricate world of problem-solving within governmental agencies, a realm where Frank has extensive experience and deep insights. Frank begins by outlining

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