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
> 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
> 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!
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