Title

Problem Solving and Leadership

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

A good leader is someone who can keep a clear vision of an objective and effectively utilize their resources to achieve that vision. Leadership is necessary for the proper functioning of a group. Every group has an objective. That objective could be as small as accomplishing a simple task or as big as trying to survive a hostile situation. As a group goes about accomplishing its objective there will be problems that arise along the way. This is when the leadership needs to be able to understand and react to the problems and guide the group back to accomplishing the objective. This presentation describes the importance of using an analytic method for problem solving. The Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA Loop), the 5-Stage Problem Solving Model (APTEC), and the 8-Step Practical Problem Solving Method (PPSM) will be broken down. Their purposes, strengths, weaknesses, and application will be discussed. Analytical problem solving is a critical behavior performed by leaders. Problem solving examples will be taken from the American television series The Office. These situations will help the audience understand and relate to the different problem-solving methods. Proper understanding of these models will give a leader the tools to more efficiently and effectively guide their group to accomplish an objective.

Faculty Mentor(s)

James Barnett

Department/Program

Leadership Studies

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May 16th, 12:00 AM May 16th, 12:00 AM

Problem Solving and Leadership

Ellensburg

A good leader is someone who can keep a clear vision of an objective and effectively utilize their resources to achieve that vision. Leadership is necessary for the proper functioning of a group. Every group has an objective. That objective could be as small as accomplishing a simple task or as big as trying to survive a hostile situation. As a group goes about accomplishing its objective there will be problems that arise along the way. This is when the leadership needs to be able to understand and react to the problems and guide the group back to accomplishing the objective. This presentation describes the importance of using an analytic method for problem solving. The Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA Loop), the 5-Stage Problem Solving Model (APTEC), and the 8-Step Practical Problem Solving Method (PPSM) will be broken down. Their purposes, strengths, weaknesses, and application will be discussed. Analytical problem solving is a critical behavior performed by leaders. Problem solving examples will be taken from the American television series The Office. These situations will help the audience understand and relate to the different problem-solving methods. Proper understanding of these models will give a leader the tools to more efficiently and effectively guide their group to accomplish an objective.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/204