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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

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Latest 28 Aug 2021 | Updated Daily

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How Do You Solve All Problems? Secret to Problem Solving in Life, Easy Steps and Tips with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

If you’ve ever wanted answers to your biggest questions, then do have the What’s Your Problem show for you. Today I’ll be talking with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, speaker, adviser, co-author of “Innovation as Usual”, and author of a brilliant new book on solving your problems, “What’s Your Problem”  That is just what I want to talk with him about today, about changing the problems you solve to solve your toughest problems. Plus we’ll talk about judging barbeque competitions, hipsters and shuffleboards, boys and hammers, beating electabuzz, what on earth is the 10 O’clock rule, and why in the world furniture upholstery might just save humanity. Key Points Discussed: The elevator problem and how it explains what his book and the concept of reframing is about (02:55) The way that we’re always solving the wrong problems (05:06) The shelter problem and bark buddy: The BarkBox concept (07:03) The problems that cause most families to give up their dogs to shelters (10:00) Looking at Sir Meowzers problem from different angles (16:35) The real mission of reframing and how it helps in properly dealing with problems (18:45) Taking a second to state a problem and the magic in doing it (21:29) Trying to not get stuck in our own me situation when we’re dealing with a problem involving multiple people (24:12) The steps to creating our problem statement and the importance of getting assistance from people who are different from us (25:29) How our emotions can get us stuck when trying to solve problems (31:35) What’s the danger of boys and hammers? (37:17) How understanding people’s real goals can sometimes solve even tremendously tense conflicts (40:58) The 10 O’ clock rule that solves 80% of conflicts in relationships (45:00) The value of looking for unexceptional exceptions (46:24) When did the problem occur but not matter? (47:50) Exploring our own contribution and leaving the word “blame” behind (52:00) What is power blindness? (54:01) Starting new things and the importance of reality testing them first (58:24) What is confirmation bias and how do we leave it behind? (58:49) Bolsa Familia and Brazil as a way of getting out of that confirmation bias (1:00:17) How do we overcome resistance in our minds? (1:02:19) To find out more visit: https://howtoreframe.com/ https://amzn.to/3cLpzzE - What’s Your Problem By Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg https://amzn.to/38yan5A - Difficult Conversations By Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone, and Sheila Heen https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's new book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com ……. Follow Michael and Jessica’s exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/ We’ve got NEW Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/ Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow 

1hr 8mins

21 Jun 2021

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Reframing, innovation and problem solving with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse

How do you solve problems? Are you even trying to solve the actual problem that needs solving? Today’s guest is so good at solving problems they named him twice, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg. Thomas has developed a theory of problem-solving, but that’s not what he talks about in this latest episode. No, in this conversation, he talks about how you can deliberately spend time stepping away from the problem in order to look at it differently, how can you reframe the problem, and then how can you come up with a different solution to solving the problem, before moving on. Thomas spent 7 years studying innovation, and it was then he realised that the more things didn’t work, it wasn’t that people weren’t innovating correctly, they were solving the wrong problem. This is all discussed in his book - What’s Your Problem? (link below). The problem we have when we’re trying to solve problems is that we get solution blindness - we get so emotionally attached to something that we can’t see the solution, like a sort of learned behaviour. One of the tips Thomas shares is looking for ‘bright spots’, i.e. was there a time when there wasn't a problem? And can we use that to find our way to a solution? From how he got into problem-solving, identifying if we’re solving the right problem, the process that he uses to solve a problem, and why he brings in outside help the more important the problem is. This is an absolutely fascinating conversation with Thomas, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. On today’s podcast:The theory of problem-solvingThe slow elevator problemFraming, reframing, moving forwardThe bright spots methodThinking outside the frameLinks:Book - What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You SolveBook - Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Lifewww.howtoreframe.com

52mins

27 Apr 2021

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23. Samtale med Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg om problemløsning, reframing og innovation

Kunderejsen

Denne gang har jeg fået fat i Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg som er med os fra New York. Thomas er internationalt anerkendt ekspert, forfatter og foredragsholder omkring problemløsning, reframing og innovation. Thomas har skrevet to bøger, der begge er udgivet af Harvard Business Press: Innovation as Usual og den seneste What's your Problem? der også er oversat til dansk. Vi taler om strategier og redskaber til hvordan man kan blive bedre til problemløsning i hverdagen og får en masse gode eksempler på hvordan f.eks reframing kan se ud i virkeligheden. Vi hører om alt fra Cisco, Pfizer, hundeinternater, erfarne viceværter, hurtigtænkende koner, Miracle Whip til den lille gumbas.God fornøjelse med samtalen

1hr 7mins

25 Apr 2021

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Ep.5. Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Author of "What's Your Problem?" Take Their Perspective; The Art of Problem Solving

Talent Equals

Episode 5 of the Talent Equals series welcomes acclaimed author and globally recognized expert on problem solving. Thomas wrote the spectacular books "Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life" and "What's Your Problem? To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve".It was wonderful to speak with Thomas and hear his insights, as a thought leader and a fascinating person, this interview was a real pleasure.Don't forget to subscribe to be notified of our next podcast!William LaitinenYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Exige Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Thomas Wedell-WedellsborgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswedell/Website: https://wedellsblog.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

16 Apr 2021

Most Popular

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Seeking the Right Problems to Solve: Catch the WLEI Podcast with Author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

WLEI - Lean Enterprise Institute's Podcast

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg makes a bold promise in his new book, What’s Your Problem? (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020). He seeks to upgrade people’s ability to solve problems by understanding how to solve the right problems. Learning to reframe problems can help people to stop chasing the wrong solutions, better understand what they are grappling with, and, in some cases find radically better solutions. Join us in listening to his insights on ways that everyone can boost their ability to solve the right problems. Click here to download a full transcript of the conversation.

45mins

22 Mar 2021

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"How to solve your toughest problem" with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Coaching Leaders

No day goes by without facing a problem that needs to be solved between our professional and private lives. Solving problems consume a lot of our time and energy, so it's worth pausing and question our approach. Here is what I found out when I read "What's your problem". I am often busy with solving wrong problems and I apply wrong solutions. The results? I am losing time, money and health. Ouch! Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is a Harvard Business Press author and a globally recognized expert on reframing, innovation, and problem-solving.  In this episode we discussed: -What is reframing -How to involve others in the problem-solving process -Debunked common wisdom about problem-solving -Our personal and professional examples of applying Thomas's methodology. This episode is for absolutely everyone, from parents to managers and founders. Save yourself a precious time and energy, and learn a better way to solve your problems. Problems won't go away, but we can get a lot better at solving them! If you wonder how can you connect with Thomas, here are few links for you: Website: https://wedellsblog.com/ Book website:https://howtoreframe.wordpress.com/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/thomaswedell?lang=en LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswedell/

52mins

19 Jan 2021

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, "What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve" (HBR Press, 2020)

New Books in Economics

Stop Solving the Wrong Problem!In this episode we discuss Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg's book What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve (HBR Press, 2020) and focus on hisRapid Reframing Method for solving in particular people-related problems. Specific topics include: how emotions can either facilitate or hinder the challenging of established mental models, how reframing fits the top 3 skills of importance for the future economy, and why “vagueness” is the enemy of change.Wedell-Wedellsborg is a globally recognized expert on innovation and problem solving whose clients have included The United Nations. His research has been widely featured in the media and he’s been named a “Top 20 International Thinker” by HR Magazine.Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his related “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/economics

34mins

19 Nov 2020

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, "What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve" (HBR Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Stop Solving the Wrong Problem!In this episode we discuss Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg's book What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve (HBR Press, 2020) and focus on hisRapid Reframing Method for solving in particular people-related problems. Specific topics include: how emotions can either facilitate or hinder the challenging of established mental models, how reframing fits the top 3 skills of importance for the future economy, and why “vagueness” is the enemy of change.Wedell-Wedellsborg is a globally recognized expert on innovation and problem solving whose clients have included The United Nations. His research has been widely featured in the media and he’s been named a “Top 20 International Thinker” by HR Magazine.Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his related “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

34mins

19 Nov 2020

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, "What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve" (HBR Press, 2020)

New Books in Psychology

Stop Solving the Wrong Problem!In this episode we discuss Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg's book What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve (HBR Press, 2020) and focus on hisRapid Reframing Method for solving in particular people-related problems. Specific topics include: how emotions can either facilitate or hinder the challenging of established mental models, how reframing fits the top 3 skills of importance for the future economy, and why “vagueness” is the enemy of change.Wedell-Wedellsborg is a globally recognized expert on innovation and problem solving whose clients have included The United Nations. His research has been widely featured in the media and he’s been named a “Top 20 International Thinker” by HR Magazine.Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his related “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychology

34mins

19 Nov 2020

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What's Your Problem? with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Thinkers & Ideas

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is a Harvard Business Press author and an expert on innovation and problem-solving. His first book, “Innovation as Usual”, coauthored with Paddy Miller, was translated into five languages and got Thomas recognized as a “Top 20 International Thinker” by HR Magazine. His new book, What’s Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve focuses on how leaders can solve the right problems. In a conversation with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, Wedell-Wedellsborg says that 85% of companies he surveyed for his book don’t consider themselves to be good at framing problems correctly. The good news: according to his research, you can learn how to get better at solving the right problems. *** About the BCG Henderson Institute The BCG Henderson Institute is the Boston Consulting Group's think tank, dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from business, technology, economics, and science by embracing the powerful technology of ideas. The Institute engages leaders in provocative discussion and experimentation to expand the boundaries of business theory and practice and to translate innovative ideas from within and beyond business. For more ideas and inspiration, sign up to receive BHI INSIGHTS, our monthly newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

22mins

9 Sep 2020

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