H. Evan Woodhead

Biography

H. Evan Woodhead, PMP, BSc, MBA, DSc is an author and management consultant specializing in the theory and practice of innovation in the solution of real-world business problems.

The science of decision-making has always acknowledged the importance of art - the creative process of generating a robust set of options before choosing a course of action. But it is packed full of models and methods for comparing proposed solutions, wile the cupboard is nearly empty when we look for help unearthing fresh new possibilities.

For decades the "experts" on business success - Visionaries, Motivational Speakers, Consultants - have told us we need to "get out of the box" to break out of the pack and take a business to the next level. They paint a very compelling and exciting picture of the benefits. And they are right. But on the subject of how to go about it, not so much.

Evan's books finally answer the critical "How" questions:

How do we break free of the established solutions, and find something completely new?

How can we separate the policies, rules, habits and traditions that prevent disaster apart from the ones that chain us to mediocrity or even doom us to a slow death?

How can we find a different way to look at our business that breathes fresh life into it?

And ultimately - how can we differentiate our business from the rest of the industry and leap to a new level of competitive advantage?

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Series

Altered Perspective
The Altered Perspective series includes three volumes of practical "ideation" tools that problem solvers can leverage in the search for innovative solutions. Altered Perspective is about finding a fresh viewpoint, from which we can see a different solution. There is a time-honored five-step method for problem-solving. 1. Define the problem. 2. Generate lots of ideas for possible solutions. 3. Choose the best solution from among the alternatives. 4. Implement the chosen solution. 5. Use the implemented solution to produce the intended benefits. It sounds simple, and it is. But it often fails spectacularly, and the weakest link is the decision-making stage - especially the step where creative thinking takes place and lots of possible solutions are identified. The Altered Perspective series provides a battery of tools and techniques to address this issue, including methods for use with groups as well as personal techniques for use by an individual working alone.

Books

Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators (Box Set)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
This Box Set includes all three volumes of Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators. These books empower the idea-generating part of the problem-solving process. Collectively, they describe and explain sixteen distinct "ideation" methods that problem solvers can leverage in the search for innovative solutions.
Problem Solving: Innovation in 5 Simple Steps
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
Problem Solving: Innovation in 5 Simple Steps describes and explains how the problem-solving process can be successfully applied. It places specific emphasis on the challenges of innovation, and clearly shows how and when to leverage the tools and methods described in Anchor Management: Letting Innovation off the Leash and Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators.
Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators (Volume 3)
Series: Altered Perspective. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,690. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators empowers the idea-generating part of the problem-solving process. Volume 3 extends the reach of the previous books by expanding the collection of "ideation" tools that problem solvers can leverage in the search for innovative solutions.
Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators (Volume 2)
Series: Altered Perspective. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators empowers the idea-generating part of the problem-solving process. Volume 2 extends the reach of the original book by expanding the collection of "ideation" tools that problem solvers can leverage in the search for innovative solutions.
Anchor Management: Letting Innovation off the Leash
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
Anchor Management: Letting Innovation off the Leash is about the barriers to creative problem solving. People talk about the importance of getting “outside the box”, but we rarely hear talk about how you can do that. Simply put, the "box" is made of anchors. This book explains when and how to de-anchor individuals or groups, to enable more successful creative thinking and problem solving.
Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators (Volume 1)
Series: Altered Perspective. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
Altered Perspective: Search Strategies for Innovators contains practical "ideation" tools that problem solvers can leverage in the search for innovative solutions. Altered Perspective is about finding a fresh viewpoint, from which we can see a different solution, and includes methods for use with groups as well as personal techniques for use by an individual working alone.
The Power of Paradox: Using Contradiction, Conflict & Chaos to Achieve the Impossible
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,980. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving
The Power of Paradox is the first stop for executives and managers, project managers, researchers, educators, or anyone else who wants to vault the barriers to creative problem solving, and obliterate the negative and limiting boundaries of logical thinking. The Power of Paradox details 12 specific techniques for breaking free from the stagnation of conventional wisdom.

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