Master Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

A short, sharp course to tackling life’s biggest challenges: Understanding ourselves and making the right choices.
Master Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
File Size :
761.09 MB
Total length :
2h 25m



Warren Chalklen, PhD


Last update

Last updated 10/2020



Master Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

What you’ll learn

Learn how to make better decisions and plan strategically
Use the models to resolve conflicts and deliver great feedback
Conduct a product analysis
Analyze policy

Master Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

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Nothing: Arrive ready to learn 🙂


** ACCORDING TO WORKFORCE: “Decision making and problem-solving skills are the most important skills in the 21st century.” ** SPECIAL FREE BONUS** EXCEL DECISION MAKING WORKBOOK INCLUDED. In order to further improve the student experience, there is a free download of an Excel workbook packed with activities and ready to use models. This helps ensure everything is even easier to understand & even more fun and engaging! **Are you ready to take your career to the next level? In this course, you will learn a range of problem solving and decision making strategies. This course covers important topics such as decision making skills, conflict resolution models, product analysis and strategic thinking. You will learn or remind yourself of these concepts that will help make you more successful!The contents of this course are all based on my work experience as a Policy Analyst in The Office of the Presidency of South Africa, founder of Grow2Lead, a leadership and non-profit organization in South Africa and a Data Associate for a leading Education nonprofit in New York City. I received a PhD from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Bush School of Government. This course ties together both my theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a dynamic, practical and applicable way.—————————————————————————-Students of this course will enjoy learning a range of problem solving and decision making strategies….from the Eisenhower Model, SWOT analysis, to the Long Tail, Integration and Cost-Benefit Analysis Techniques.  Use this course to take your career to the next level!What are the requirements?Come ready to learn :)What am I going to get from this course?Join a global community of students!Superb reviews!Over twenty decision making and problem solving strategies! Learn how to make better decisions!Use the models to resolve conflicts and deliver great feedback!Conduct a product analysis!Analyze policyAfter this course you will have the tools / skills needed to make important decision to take you to the next level! Who is the target audience?Anyone interested in learning about or brushing up on their decision making skills.


Section 1: Welcome to the course!

Lecture 1 Welcome to the Course!

Lecture 2 Download your resources here

Lecture 3 How To Make Sure You Are Solving The Correct Problem

Lecture 4 How to Get Out Of Your Own Problem Solving Way

Section 2: Case Study: Solving a Wicked Policy Problem

Section 3: Case Study: Apply Your Decision Making Techniques

Lecture 5 Policy problem

Lecture 6 Policy Analysis

Lecture 7 About the review

Lecture 8 Step 1: Understand the problem

Lecture 9 Step 2: Define the alternatives

Lecture 10 Step 3: Define the variables

Lecture 11 Step 4: Conduct the analysis

Lecture 12 Step 5: Confront the tradeoffs

Lecture 13 Step 6: Write the policy brief

Section 4: Decision Making Skills

Lecture 14 Eisenhower Matrix

Lecture 15 The IDEAL Model

Lecture 16 John Whitmore Model

Lecture 17 Decision Tree

Lecture 18 Randomize and sort

Lecture 19 Crossroads model

Lecture 20 Rubber band model

Lecture 21 Pros vs. cons

Section 5: Demo: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Lecture 22 What is the Problem to Solve?

Lecture 23 Cost-Benefit Analysis

Lecture 24 Measure the cost

Lecture 25 Measure the future cost

Lecture 26 Measure the benefits

Lecture 27 Putting it altogether

Section 6: Conflict Resolution

Lecture 28 Conflict Resolution Model

Lecture 29 Integration Model

Lecture 30 Feedback Model

Lecture 31 Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

Section 7: Product Analysis

Lecture 32 BCG Box

Lecture 33 Pareto Effect

Lecture 34 Long Tail Effect

Lecture 35 Conduct a skills audit

Section 8: Strategic Thinking

Lecture 36 Design Thinking

Lecture 37 Double Loop Learning

Lecture 38 Power Analysis

Lecture 39 SWOT

Section 9: Bonus Section

Lecture 40 More courses from Warren

Lecture 41 Connect with your instructor

Anyone interested in learning about or brushing up on their decision making skills.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 2h 25m | 761.09 MB
Created by: Warren Chalklen, PhD

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