June 03, 2007

Good day team,

Back by popular demand, this coach’s challenge was originally sent out in Feburary of 2005. It was written by my fellow coach, Kate Dwyer and I have had many requests to re-send it.
> The coach’s challenge for the week is inspired by a quote from Albert
> Einstein: “A problem cannot be solved at the level of consciousness in
> which it occurs.”
> The challenge this week is to consider one problem you’re currently
> dealing with and find a completely different way to solve it. To
> create new ways of doing things, we have to think very differently
> about possible solutions. This requires us to actually “see”
> differently, that is, we must be able to look at our difficulties with
> a completely different perspective in order to create new solutions to
> them.
> One of the great benefits of working on a team is that you can ask a
> team member how she or he views a situation. In asking for another’s
> point of view, we gain a different perspective, and this allows us to
> see something in a new way. This then enables us to also seek a
> different solution.
> Changing your environment can alter your perspective, too. How often
> have you found yourself sitting at your desk laboring over possible
> solutions to a problem, just to find that your mind is continuing to
> circle around the same solutions you’ve already tried that aren’t
> working? If at that moment you decide to get up and take a short walk
> outside, you can easily change your state of mind and have access to
> more creative thoughts. It’s as though the cobwebs have cleared, and
> you can literally see the problem and possible solutions in a different
> light.
> Try experimenting this week with different ways to solve a problem. If
> you’re able to allow an outside influence to alter the way you see a
> problem, you may find the right solution.

Have a great week!


Kathleen Doyle-White
Pathfinder’s Coaching
(503) 296-98249

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