What We Do

We help people recognize and avoid thinking traps by teaching them how to ask better questions.

For Organizational Leaders

We provide a way to deal with persistent problems and pursue daunting opportunities. The Unstuck Minds approach is best used by leaders when:

  1. The way an organization is thinking about a problem is part of the problem, and
  2. Success will require new ways of working

For People who Sell Solutions

We provide a tool that turns a scoping conversation into an exploration of needs that will leave your prospects and customers with valuable insights. The Unstuck Minds approach is best used by solution sales professionals when:

  1. Providing what the customer asks for won’t satisfy what the customer needs
  2. Becoming a trusted partner is more important than filling an order

For People who Build Technical Solutions for their Clients

We provide a tool that turns a requirements conversation into an exploration of possibilities that will reduce rework and ease implementation. The Unstuck Minds approach is best used by technical professionals when:

  1. Building the requested features and functions is short-sighted
  2. The client does not fully recognize what will change when people start using the new solution

For Functional Experts

We provide a way to influence organizational decision makers so they avoid costly mistakes and while remaining open to innovative options. The Unstuck Minds approach is best used by functional experts when:

  1. Decision makers fail to see the full implications of their choices
  2. You want your function to be seen as an influential thought partner rather than a barrier to progress

At Unstuck Minds we have a strong bias in favor of learning and development, but we believe that learning and development is a natural byproduct of people working together on challenges that matter. We design actions that educate.

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Navigating Complexity Workshops

What Organizational Dilemma has you Stuck?

We start with a challenge posed by a leader. It could be a persistent problem that defies solution or an overwhelming opportunity with no clear path forward.

Participants Learn about their Unstuck Minds Profile

Before attending a Navigating Complexity session, participants take an assessment to learn about the type of information they are drawn to when solving a tough problem.

A Fresh Perspective is in the Cards

Up to 30 participants spend four hours in table groups working on the question that has the organization stuck. They learn the four thinking strategies and play four rounds of a card game to apply each strategy to the current dilemma. Through lively discussions, each table group aligns on 1) missing information, 2) original insights, and 3) new options that they believe will constitute a fresh approach to the problem.

 

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How might Unstuck Minds become a platform for amplifying your mission?

If your job includes influencing, supporting and/or providing thought partnership to organizational leaders, consider joining the Unstuck Minds Network.

Our advisors include executive coaches, consultants, organizational design practitioners, solution sales professionals, agile development professionals and other functional experts who help decision makers think through their situation to get unstuck.

Unstuck Minds Advising Professionals learn how to use the Unstuck Minds Compass, gain access to our databases, and connect to a community dedicated to helping their clients recognize and avoid thinking traps by asking better questions.

Request information about joining the Unstuck Minds Network

What’s Your Question?

For a chance to see your question on a card in a future conversation card deck, submit your question below or tweet us @unstuck_minds

Unstuck Minds Conversation Card Kits

 

Conversation card kits include a deck of 52 question cards organized into four “suits.” Each suit represents one of the four inquiry strategies of the Unstuck Minds Compass.

The kit also includes a booklet with a passcode giving you access to an assessment of your Unstuck Minds Profile. The booklet also describes a variety of card sort activities to help you, your team and your organization deal with a persistent problem or a daunting opportunity.

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