Problem Solving through Cracked It with Corey Phelps

Problem Solving through Cracked It with Corey Phelps | Episode 81

June 5, 2019

Problems and decisions. Those are two things which chew up the majority of a leader’s time. Essentially as leaders our raison d’etre is to solve problems and make decisions; however, sometimes we just do not have the experience necessary to ensure that we have made the right decision for the situation. That’s why sometimes a guide is beneficial and the reason for this episode’s guest.

Corey is an accomplished speaker, corporate trainer, professor and university administrator. Additionally, he is the Associate Dean of Executive Education and Professor of Strategy at McGill U. and an affiliate at Verisei International. He provides training and consulting on strategy topics and teach in MBA, EMBA, Ph.D. and executive programs. His new book – Cracked It! How to solve big problems and sell solutions like top strategy consultants – was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Cracked it! Interview Topics

During our interview Corey and I discuss the following topics:

  • His background and history
  • The inspiration which led to Cracked It!
  • The most important skill haven’t learned and most importantly why
  • The Five Pitfalls of Problem Solving
  • The 4S Method to problem solving
  • The TOSCA Framework
  • One thing leaders can do tomorrow to enable better problem solving

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  • How to Execute, and stay on track – getting started is easy, but staying on track is the tough part. Learn how to get rid of those time drains, and how to stop making excuses for not being able to do something.
  • How to evaluate and track – most people hope they’re making progress but never actually track it. Learn how to track your progress, identify problem areas, and find places where you can do more!

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