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This light-hearted quiz uses the principles of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator to give you an idea of your preferred problem-solving style.

Completing it will also increase your understanding of the other problem-solving personalities out there.

It can be used as an individual CPD activity or as part of a team wide development activity.


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This is one of many models of how to solve problems and make decisions.

It can give you and your team some structure if you need to find a solution which everyone needs to buy implement and learn from.





1.  Identify The Problem

  • What is it you acutely want to change? It is remarkable how often a group of people sit down together to solve a problem and each has a different understanding of the issue and a different outcome in
    mind. It is essential that all the key stakeholders agree on the nature of the
  • You then need to analyse the problem in more detail. What factors are having an impact on the problem in question? What specifically is going wrong and to what extent? How should things be? Be careful not to define the problem too narrowly or too broadly, or in terms that place inappropriate emphasis on insignificant
  • You should also avoid the tendency to stick rigidly to your original definition of the problem. Things change and it is important to check that the problem still exists in the form you have defined



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In this 'Be Inspired' interview Paul Bridle speaks to Ed Rigsbee, Chief Membership Evangelist, about Membership Return on Investment within an association.

To view the interview click on the box below.


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Grid analysis is a useful technique to use for making a decision.

It is most effective where you have several good alternatives and many factors to consider.

To download an explanation of how to use the model Click Here

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