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The importance of critical thinking and problem solving

change management

It’s not just me, is it?

The world is changing fast and that seems to be speeding up. Whether that’s the focus on climate change, migration from war torn areas, AI and its opportunities and concerns, we’re going to need new solutions. New solutions to old problems and new solutions for new challenges. It’s going to get faster too.

Critical thinking and problem solving are key skills we will all need to navigate our fast-changing world. And whilst surging forward with a tech start up and building the next unicorn may be out of scope for many of us, we can all learn to adapt, to work differently, to learn new skills that will help us and the work we choose to do, evolve.

The work I now do didn’t exist when I was younger, and many college and university graduates are facing navigating career paths that don’t yet exist.

Many of us will start projects, programmes and workplace challenges that have never been attempted before. With the projected growth towards future generations operating portfolio careers, fractionalised and concurrent work this will only increase.

So how do we start to navigate career paths that don’t exist? How do we approach projects that have never been done before?

This is what I want am now writing about weekly.

I’ll be:

  • Sharing my personal experience of delivering world-first projects
  • Drawing on my MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (Organisations and Leadership)
  • Reaching out to learn from industry peers who have brokered new processes and new ways of working

- to make sense of that into practical steps for us all.


The world is changing, let’s all learn how we can best approach it and thrive.


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I’ll be sharing snippets of this too on LinkedIn, X (Formerly Twitter), and my Facebook Page if you prefer to catch the precis there.


If you are brokering world-first initiatives and have questions that need answers or have solutions that have worked for you in tackling projects and programmes for the first time, I’d love to hear from you.