“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein
Clearly define the problem.
Don’t jump to conclusions.
Try different approaches.
Don’t take it personally.
Get the right people in the room.
Brainstorm possible solutions.
Rule out any obvious poor options.
Examine the consequences.
Identify the best solutions.
Put your solutions into practice.
Understand the Steps in Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving. State the problem or question. Gather information.Review the information and more.
Think on Your Feet.
Make Decisions in Stressful Situations.
Pay Attention to Detail.
Expand Your Technical Skills.
Build Critical Thinking Skills.
Improve Your Knowledge.
Accept the problem.
Ask yourself: what’s the worst that can happen?
Gather some good knowledge.
Try to figure out possible problem along the way.
Come up with more than one solution.
Break down the problem into smaller pieces.
Find the lesson or opportunity within the problem.
Actually talk about the problem and communicate clearly.
Use the power of words to your advantage.
Keep your motivation up.
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”–John Dewey