About Your Coach

About Your Coach

About Your Coach Dr. Gordon E. Whitehead Founder, Leaders247 Gordon Whitehead specializes in leadership and organizational development with a particular interest in helping emerging leaders accelerate their leadership growth. His career includes 13 years in the United...
When 7 x 13 = 28

When 7 x 13 = 28

When 7 x 13 = 28 In this video recording of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello doing their famous 7 x 13 = 28 routine, it reminds us that there are really many ways to get at an answer. However, the answer has to ultimately be correct. As many times as Lou Costello can prove...
Team Problem-Solving Tips

Team Problem-Solving Tips

Team Problem-Solving Tips We have a few tips that leaders should remember when working on a problem – especially when working on a problem with a team. Blank Someone Should Be In Charge Solving a problem by committee rarely works. Even in self-organizing teams a...
Strategies to Avoid Bounded Rationality

Strategies to Avoid Bounded Rationality

Strategies to Avoid Bounded Rationality Bounded rationality explains the way that people make decisions based on: (a) what they know, (b) what their environment tells them, and/or (c) on information they have. It’s the rationality that frames their world view and...
Strategies to Challenge Team Thinking

Strategies to Challenge Team Thinking

Strategies to Challenge Team Thinking We like an article written for the Harvard Business Review, entitled Stop Doubling Down on Your Strategy, for working with senior leaders on their strategy development, strategy review, and strategy innovations. We have also found...
Psychology of Problem-Solving

Psychology of Problem-Solving

Psychology of Problem-Solving As a leader try one of these problems from the video. Introduce the scenario to your team or teams. Let them struggle with the problem for a while. Then, when you solve the problem with them using the solutions offered in the video,...