What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Mike Cardus

The team and I had spent 3 days working through root-cause analysis and struggling to determine what was causing a certain screw to vibrate lose during flight. You leave here and place your project planning and analysis results on your desk.

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The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobson

Listening is the root of collaboration, root-cause analysis, and effective teamwork.

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Is It Ever OK to Break Into Your Colleague’s Computer?

Harvard Business Review

Martha, who manages a staff of hundreds at a health care facility, says she uses a “root causeanalysis to decifer digital errors and distinguish between a mistake caused by a systemic failure or individual oversight. Rick was looking for Kelly, one of the analysts who supported his consulting team. Kelly’s hours were a mystery, and Rick was confused and annoyed.

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To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Harvard Business Review

A 2013 Harvard study also revealed that when researchers told participants that the physiological signs of stress prepared them to cope better they became less anxious and more confident in stressful situations, viewing their stress response as helpful. Ask yourself, “How close am I to the root causes or deci­sion makers in these circumstances? Understand the root causes. Analysis alone isn’t enough. bettmann/Getty Images.

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Harvard Business Review

In a 2013 Management Research Group survey , when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic. Every organization needs strategic thinkers. This is because people who are able to think strategically add value in four ways. First, by being forward-looking, they help ensure that an organization is fully prepared for a difficult-to-predict future.