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 shares her journey

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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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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 better.

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Unlocking Creativity in Problem-Solving with Durward Sobek of Montana State University-Bozeman

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-29-24

  In this People Solve Problems podcast episode, Jamie Flinchbaugh engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Durward Sobek, Vice Provost at Montana State University-Bozeman. They go into the challenges and nuances of solving ill-defined and open-ended problems, particularly in the realm of product development. Durward brings his extensive experience to

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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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People Solve Problems Episode 7 with Special Guest Lorenzo Gutierrez

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-28-23

With a focus on actionable insights, host Jamie Flinchbaugh dialogues with Lorenzo Gutierrez, Director of Enterprise Excellence at Sandia National Laboratories. They offer valuable insights into leadership, intuition, and coaching. With over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse fields including semiconductor manufacturing and national security, Lorenzo is well-qualified to

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People Solve Problems Episode 6 with Special Guest Ron Pereira

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-14-23

In a recent podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh sat down with guest Ron Pereira to explore various facets of leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. The conversation kicked off with the two discussing the communication challenges faced by remote teams that include both introverted and extroverted members. Ron emphasized the role of digital

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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

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