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GA 389 | People Solve Problems with Jamie Flinchbaugh

By Jessica Bush Updated on October 6th, 2021

This week’s guest is Jamie Flinchbaugh. Ron and Jamie discussed the contents of Jamie’s upcoming book, People Solve Problems. This episode is full of incredible insights on lean, leadership, problem solving, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • A quote Jamie likes (2:39)
  • Jamie’s background (3:22)
  • Why Jamie wrote People Solve Problems (5:05)
  • Fighting confirmation bias (7:42)
  • The problem with problem solving (10:39)
  • People-centered capabilities (15:52)
  • The importance of breaking down the problem (18:41)
  • The role of intuition (22:13)
  • Testing to learn (25:07)
  • Problem-solving culture (27:57)
  • Creativity over capital (29:20)
  • Success through coaching (32:53)
  • Advice for those just starting out with coaching (35:08)
  • The role of a leader (38:41)
  • The “25 problems myth” (41:27)

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What Do You Think?

Which section of Jamie’s upcoming book resonated with you the most?

  1. Dann Gustavson

    September 16, 2021 - 3:46 pm

    Fantastic discussion, great ideas, especially on tools vs. behaviors, and the value of coaching in problem-solving. This is one of the best guests I have heard. Thanks for sharing.

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