Define the Problem

Success depends upon how we frame the problem(s).

Albert Einstein once said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” Bill Gates said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”

Our busy lives demand quick assessments and multiple decisions every day. However, the key to long-term success in organizations — and life — depends upon figuring out, and implementing, the right long-term strategy. And successful strategy depends upon accurate definition of problems. Whether you are on a Board, are the Chief Executive, or you’re planning your personal development, this is a critical skill to master.

Here’s an article to dive deeper into the subject.

 

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