/acumen: the ability to make good judgements and correct decisions; keen, perceptive/
You ask yourself: Will the work we do help lives get better?
You would like to be more thoughtful and diligent about the problems to which you dedicate limited resources and time.
But: The problem with problems is that they hurtle toward us. Or they drop on our head. Or we inherit them. These quandaries can lead to the questions like “Am I working on the right problem?” “Am I distracted by solutions-first thinking?”
And from the perspective of questions like these, you lose sight of the fact that beginnings matter. Really matter.
Now imagine we're working together
You are no longer compelled to leap toward a solution.
Instead you get the problem right. The Problem becomes your asset.
To help lives get better, we will
- Develop the mindset to work the problem first
- Identify and explore the problem that helps your team communicate effectively and respectfully
- Define a deliberate and cogent problem with a clear purpose
- Reassess your goals in light of The Problem