An Index

Academic Survival–The First College Semester

Always looking for a teacher. Sometimes asking for a boss.

Another Lousy Presentation at Work

Baby Sitters and an Emergency–Guiding the Response

Balancing Management and Technical Priorities-Recognize Problems before Projects Fail

The Blue Sky Bird–Story

The Boat Story

The Centipede Story

Chasing the Ball into the Street

Child Sleeping Problems–3 Parent Activities to Reduce Frustration

Dealing with Contractors–“Working Theories”

Deciding to Let a Child Travel Alone

Digging Deeper for Ideas–Stealing from Hegel

Disrupting the Cycle of Inefficient Meetings

Elephants, Blind Men, and the Vision of a Manager (Story)

Employee Performance Appraisal Ranking Methods–Lessons about Flaws from “Arrows Paradox”

Finding Things–Lost Your Flash Drive

Frog School of Management

Get a Better Deal–Quantitative Decisionmaking

Getting and Giving Directions–Listening for Consequences

Getting Ideas into the Discussion

Getting Off Academic Probation–Looking Further for Success

Great Ideas Going Nowhere–Getting Projects Launched

Independent Yet Connected–Story

Intuitive Decisions–Allowing a child more responsibility

Office Backstabbing 101

Prepared by Not Ready–Story

Preventing Common Household Accidents-Swiss Cheese Model

Put Aside the First Idea–Increase Perception by Learning from the Oulipians

Slacking Off Without Consequences–Practical Risk Management
Stuck at the Airport

Stacking Cups for Imagination–A Great Baby Toy Not Found at (Many) Stores

Teaching Problem Solving to Students–Tools and Resources

Teaching Problem Solving to Students–Goals and Strategy

Teaching Problem Solving to Students–Cycle of Confusion/Resourcefulness/Confidence

The Tigers and the Strawberry

Using Micromanagers to Sharpen Skills–Prepare to Implement Solutions@Lowest Valued Added Cost


What was I Thinking? I Knew That! Reduce Mental Errors

When Things Go Wrong–Initial Responses


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