Entries by Geoff Wilson

Find Your Problem Solving Mindset

When it comes to problem solving, learning to define and flex your mindset can make all the difference. In my prior post, linked here, I outlined some important notions of what problem solving isn’t and how to test for unproductive problem solving behaviors. In this one, I’ll go into a critical aspect of problem solving—the […]

What Problem Solving Isn’t…

Watching out for some critically bad behaviors can improve your effectiveness as a problem solver.   This is the first of a few posts I’ll share on the topic of problem solving. We in the professional ranks toss the concept of “problem solving” about like it’s a common sense concept. It isn’t. Problem solving is […]

Success Can Be a Problem, Too…

Sometimes, learning from your successes can be the hardest learning of all.   “History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill The most difficult leadership disease to overcome is one that springs from success. A victory—whether it be in business, war, or sports—is a victory. A win is a win. The disease I write […]

NFL Actuaries and Defining Moments

The National Football League’s release of actuarial estimates on long-term cognitive impairment among its players is a real defining moment. This one hits close to home for me. Those who know me know that I grew up playing (American) football. I played through the collegiate ranks and had a brief taste of the most elite […]

Strategy is Execution…And Vice Versa

Overcoming the intellectual separation of strategy and execution by testing whether you’ve “packed for the journey” can unlock flexibility, creativity, and action.   At a conceptual level, the strategy to execution gap is real. I’ll leave it to the reader to search The Internet for “strategy to execution gap” and to then peruse the studies […]