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John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Smart Decision Making by John Adair

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Idea 59: A unisex model

He who would lead must be a bridge.

Welsh proverb

Because the mental approach you must use for problem solving is so similar to the decision-making process, a single model covering them both is possible. Think of it as a bridge spanning a river.

If you are trying to cross a mountain stream, you will jump from rock to rock, zigzagging your way to the far bank. Like thinking inside your head, this is an untidy but purposeful activity.

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However, when you have to get a team across a metaphorical river you need to be able to construct a simple bridge, so that everyone knows where they are in the decision making/problem-solving ...

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