Creative problem solving in project management
The best idea usually doesn’t belong to the loudest voice in the room – so why should they be the only one who gets heard?
Whether they’re the boss, the boss’s son, or just a bit of a loudmouth, too often decisions within organisations are made by the same few people and everyone else is simply expected to fall in line.
In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Teresa Lawrence about why that kind of decision-making rarely leads to the best solutions. Teresa is a consultant and coach on creative problem solving in project management. She teaches project managers and their teams how to find novel and useful solutions to the most challenging problems by fostering an open and inclusive culture.
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Teresa Lawrence is the industry leader in integrating Creative Problem Solving and Project Management. She consults, coaches, trains and develops the skillset, toolset and mindset of problem solving in project leaders to better address the unexpected, complex and ambiguous problems they encounter in their work. She’s trained more than 45,000 people since 2017.
She is the president of International Deliverables, an NYS certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and a 2019 Small Business Administration Home-Based Business award recipient. In 2016, Teresa was identified by Buffalo Business First as a WNY Woman of Influence and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Buffalo Graduate School of Education.
Read more about Creative Problem Solving in Creative Leadership, Skills That Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio. You can connect with Teresa on LinkedIn.