How do you solve problems and make decisions to get a better job?

Want to find a way to boost your confidence in your ability to solve problems and make decisions to get a better job?

You are in the right place.

Career progress planning is an overwhelming process. This section of the CGB System helps improve skills needed to

1.   Find the root cause of career rut.

2.   Research alternative career advancement actions.

3.   Determine a new direction through the use of problem-solving skills and decision-making skills based on informed choices.

The main purpose of this section is to gain an understanding of the way problem-solving and decsion-making work together and how to use these skills to build and support a progress plan for career advancement around personal strengths and abilities.

The first place to start is with the basics of problem-solving and decision-making.

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

What are the basics of problem-solving and decision-making?

Have you ever taken the time to think about the basics of problem-solving and decision-making?

What exactly is involved in problem-solving?

The Miriam Webster Dictionary states that it is

“ the process or act of finding a solution to a problem”.

The CGB System uses the IRS process for moving out of a career problem.

1. Identify the problem.

2. Research alternate solutions.

3. Select alternate solution(s).

Completing the IRS problem-solving process leads into the decision-making process which has five steps.

1.Review past actions taken to resolve the problem.

2.Evaluate plausible alternatives.

3.Select one or two alternatives to pursue.

4.Organize information needed to pursue alternative(s).

5.Develop the steps to create an action plan.

This RESOD process of decision-making skills helps clarify how to use the information discovered by using the IRS problem-solving process. It promotes the thinking that encourages the act of making a decision which the Mirriam Webster Dictionary defines as:

“ the act or process of deciding something”.

Problem-solving and decision-making work together to develop skills needed to make choices to advance a career.

Using these two skills together brings value and benefits to career growth.

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

– Anthony Robbins

What benefits can problem-solving and decision-making bring to career growth?

Problem-solving skills and decision-making skills work together to advance critical thinking skills during the process of the development of a career growth plan.

Benefits of gaining an understanding of how to use these two skills together in a personal career growth plan include:

Development of a positive mindset.

  • Increased confidence.
  • Reduced stress
  • Strengthened resiliency
  • Improved creativity
  • Creation of an environment of adventure
  • Starting on a path to creating career success.

These benefits align with expected outcomes of the CGB System outlined the HOME page of Career Growth Basics.

“Never be afraid to try something new.

Remember, amateurs built the ark;

professionals built the Titanic.”

- Anonymous

Continue to follow curiosity by going to the Design It and Create It Guide for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making.

This is where you will begin work on designing your action steps for the Problem-Solving/Decision-Making Section of the CGB System.

Download a free copy of the Career Growth Basics Notebook to record your answers to the questions in this Section.

Live in the possibilities.



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