TRIPLE III TIME: “Try One More Thing!”

One phrase I never like to hear during my consulting opportunities is:  “Well I have tried and done everything to improve/fix/advance in this area …so I don’t know what else is left?”  I know you have all heard it and I would guess that you too have uttered these words some time in your life/work history!  But as you can guess my corrective action approach is and has always been to go through an often-extensive list of alternative possibilities…and not surprisingly there are maybe one or two actions that were untested.

Given these experiences I thought it may be helpful to use a TOP 10 list of lets “Try One More Thing!” fun concepts for this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message.

  1. Go Back To Go Forward:  Got back in time and find the origins of the challenge   issue.  History may help you see the future.

2. Phone A Friend:  Colleagues…a new set of eyes will always add insight to the      issue.

3. Draft An Idea Paper:  Sometimes just writing down details about a challenge and             seeing past ideas in writing…sprouts a new one.

4. GOOGLE IT:  In today’s high-tech world…sometimes the problems can be just a click away.

5. Break IT Into Smaller Pieces:  Addressing pieces of an issue often assists in         identifying brand new opportunities.

6. Assemble A Game-It Group:  Break the “I’ve tried everything” mind block and        assemble a small group and address the issue in an idea-generation game         fashion.

7. Attempt A “Visioning” Exercise:  In a creative way try drawing a picture/diagram    of a possible solution.

8. News Reporter Interview Technique:  If a reporter from the New York Times was             interviewing you about solutions…would your “innovative-spirit” fire up?

9. Go To An Inspirational Spot:  Location-Location-Location…may be an asset in      finding a new option.

10. What Would_________Do?:  Think of a LEADER you admire most…and ask        yourself What Would _________Do?

Bottomline:  So in the future before you shout “I’ve tried everything!”…check out this TOP 10 and “Try One More Thing!”

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at: mpichla@inspiringinnovationsllc.com

Posted on January 22, 2021, in DEVELOPING YOU!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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