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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How Is Problem Solving Like Breathing?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-05-24

I’ve been more aware that people are often very unaware of their day-to-day problem solving, all of that problem solving that happens when we are NOT using a structured approach or tool. Of course, problem solving is a human capability, but we can learn how to do it so much

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What Early Experiences Taught You Interesting Lessons?

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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Is Problem Solving a Technical Skill?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-06-24

Is problem-solving a technical skill? I’ve heard many people say things like “I’m an engineer, so already a good problem solver” or “I’m a doctor, what we do is solve problems.” To be certain, I’ve said that about myself. It’s just not an accurate statement. Engineers (to pick on my

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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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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 spirit 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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Problem-Solving in an AI-Enabled World

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-06-23

Is problem-solving more or less important in an AI-enabled world? There is a lot of talk about AI, and ChatGPT in particular, and mostly whether it is inherently good or inherently bad. But let’s accept the premise that it is part of our future. We’ve actually been heading here for

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Rigorous Thinking and the Business Model Canvas

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-23-23

Why is rigorous thinking and the Business Model Canvas vital for entrepreneurs? The BMC has been a popular tool and method for the entrepreneurial world. Books are written, workshops are attended, and people talk about it. Yet hardly anyone seems to do one, and many who do will not maintain

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