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How To Perform a Time Leadership Portfolio Analysis

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-16-24

If you’re just doing your job the best you can, then this article may not be for you. However, if you have multiple things going at once, from side hustles to learning projects, then what follows can be tremendously useful. For me, it is now an annual reflection and planning

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Innovating the Future: Cheryl Stokes on Inclusive Leadership at CNEXT

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-11-24

        Cheryl Stokes, the CEO of CNEXT, joined Jamie Flinchbaugh on his podcast “People Solve Problems” to share her insights into corporate education, leadership development, culture change, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. With a rich background that spans over two decades, Cheryl has significantly contributed to these

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19 Graceful Ways To Ensure Recognition For Professional Contributions

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-09-24

On Forbes: 19 Graceful Ways To Ensure Recognition For Professional Contributions Being recognized for one’s professional contributions is not simply a matter of fair acknowledgment; it can also be a key factor in career advancement. However, many professionals find it challenging to strike the delicate balance between ensuring they receive

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Lean Whiskey Episode 45

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-05-24

Episode 45: “Crossover event: Just-in-Time Cafe and Lean Whiskey” In Episode 45, Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban join the Just-in-Time Cafe team of Elisabeth Swan and Tracy O’Rourke as a special nod to their 100th Episode, while also having a chance to toast Mark’s accomplishment of 250 episodes of My

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First Principles for Problem Solving

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-04-24

When I wrote my first draft of People Solve Problems, I was very clear that the tools were not where the magic was but I still referred to my favorite tools and methods a bit too often. After a structural edit and some great feedback, I committed further to write

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Forget Time Management—Manage Your Attention

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-02-24

On Forbes: Forget Time Management—Manage Your Attention Baseball players can easily hit home run after home run in batting practice. But things are different when it’s the bottom of the ninth and the game is on the line in a stadium full of people cheering (or maybe booing). The difference

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Inclusive Problem Solving and Culture Transformation: Insights from Rebecca Snelling of RS Consulting

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-28-24

      In this episode of the People Solve Problems podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh welcomes Rebecca Snelling, the owner of RS Consulting. The conversation focuses on the themes of collaboration, problem-solving, leadership, and the importance of a culture that supports these endeavors within the design and construction industry. Rebecca brings

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16 Important Skills Professionals Need To Build ‘Future-Proof’ Careers

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-26-24

Everyone is so busy trying to keep up, but how do you get out ahead? How do you ‘future-proof’ your career? Some skills, capabilities, and perspectives are timeless. You don’t have to be a futurist or a fortune teller to be prepared for the future. Here are 16 perspectives, including

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Teams Solving Problems: Sarah Tilkens’ Strategies from GE and The KPI Lab

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-14-24

        In a recent episode of the People Solve Problems podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh sits down with Sarah Tilkens, Senior Manager of OpEx for GE Healthcare as well as the CEO & Founder of The KPI Lab, to discuss the art and science of problem-solving within organizations. Sarah

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Is Our Thinking Wrong about the Speed of Decision Making?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-12-24

We should all speed up our decision-making in this faster-moving world, right? Well, only partially right. In this video, we’ll explain how our decision-making should be really split into faster decisions and deliberately slower decisions. I’ll share why, and also the core methods you might consider to help.

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