Breakthrough Thinking: The Seven Priciples of Creative Problem Solving

Breakthrough Thinking: The Seven Priciples of Creative Problem Solving

by Gerald Nadler Ph.D., Shozo Hibino

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How do great leaders solve problems differently from the rest of us? In Breakthrough Thinking you will learn the seven steps consistently used by those who solve problems most creatively. By taking an analytical approach, Nadler and Hibino discovered that there is a specific method used to successfully make decisions that is both teachable and duplicable. This program is now presented to you in this volume.

"Finally, we have a beautifully lucid book which tells you how to get from here to there—how to get to 'excellence.'"

—Warren Bennis, co-author of Leaders

"I've used Breakthrough Thinking now for a few years and have found it transformative. It really is a different paradigm of thinking that leads to powerful changes in the way I look at problems and how I practice organizational change."

—William Chandon, Organizational Competency Building, Corporate Knowledge Program, Computer Sciences Corporation

"I have had a 'breakthrough experience' after reading Breakthrough Thinking. I want to thank both Professor Nadler and Professor Hibino for the thought-provoking ideas presented in the book."

—Dick Keller, president, Kellerco

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559584210
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/07/1994
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.65(d)

About the Author

Gerald Nadler, Ph.D., president of the Center for Breakthrough Thinking and chair emeritus of engineering management at the University of Southern California, is a consultant to some of North America's foremost corporations and government organizations.

Shozo Hibino, Ph.D., professor of planning and design at the Chukyo University, Japan, is vice president of the Center for Breakthrough Thinking and vice president of the Japan Planology Society.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Conventional You
1. It's Up to You
2. Problems Beget Problems (and That's Good)
3. Pushing for Breakthrough: Improving Your Chances for Success
Part 2: Increasing Your Personal Effectiveness
4. The Uniqueness Principle
5. The Purposes Principle
6. The Solution After Next Principle
7. The Systems Principle: Seven-Eighths of Everything Can't Be Seen
8. The Limited Information Collection Principle: Don't Become an Expert About the Problem
9. The People Design Principle
10. The Betterment Timeline Principle: Know When to Improve It
Part 3: The Effective You
11. The Holistic Process: Coordinating the Seven Principles
12. Welcome to the Future

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