The ability to tackle extremely difficult problems has been the key to the greatest innovations in history. Now, as more and more jobs are being threatened by rapidly-evolving technology and outsourcing, problem solving is becoming a must-have skill in order to stay competitive and valuable in today's dynamic job market.
This book is intended to help you develop superior problem solving skills - to create greater value with your work, and to advance your career. It is especially geared towards people just starting out in their careers, and towards students. Its goal is to develop much-needed problem solvers.
In this book, you will learn:
• The value of solving big problems.
• How to identify problems worth tackling.
• How to develop your problem solving skills.
• How to break free of ordinary patterns of thinking.
• How to arrive at a novel solution for extraordinary results.
An important problem is one that will help your organization, society, or people in general. Solving an important problem could even save the planet. A struggle with a big problem, as difficult as it may seem, is usually the necessary step before any major success. And your next success may well be the next important advancement in your career. Advancement is not thrust upon you. You earn it by solving problems.
|Publisher:||BJO Biomedical, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Oberhardt's latest passion is conducting workshops and training others in techniques for solving complex problems.
During his career, he has tackled and solved many complex biomedical technology and business problems and participated in many successes. He has seen much of what works and what doesn't. However, since he had not seen much written on how to develop superior problem solving skills and specifically to bring them into the complex landscape of a business, especially if there is an entrenched culture, he decided to write about his experiences. This was a main driver for him to write "Dragonfly Thinking."
As Albert Einstein says, "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The target audience for this book is upper middle school, high school and college, but it is relevant to everyone (once you get past the first chapter). I will admit to being ready to begin Medicare later this year, and I still found it refreshing and enlightening to learn of an approach to thinking that had eluded me. Let me also add that I am very partial to dragonflies, as is the author, and have wall hangings and pins and what not with this wonder of nature on them. I even have a tea set, which I purchased and was told that in the Japanese culture dragonflies signify "new beginnings", a definition which fits with the theme of this book. Dr. Oberhardt allows you to realize how narrow our perspective on problem solving can be, and gives us insight into how to identify core issues and how to open ourselves up to new ideas to resolve issues that are interfering with our progress and success. I plan to use it in my teaching, which involves helping individuals get back into the work force as we come out of this recession. I have bought a copy for my mid-thirty year old son, who is in the midst of redefining his life goals, and truly feel that this book will help in the process in which he is already engaged, and will help with his success in achieving the goals he decides on.
Dr. Oberhardt presents a thought-provoking synergistic approach to problem solving. Dragonfly Thinking is easy to read yet it provides a a mindset for results oriented outcomes. I would highly recommend it.