Albert Einstein said that the problems we face cannot be solved at the level of thinking we were at when we created them. Most of us who hear that quote fail to grasp its significance. It’s not a simple declaration – rather it’s a challenge. It’s actually one of the most profound truths you will ever encounter.
If you need new ideas to solve a problem or challenge, you have many brainstorming techniques you can use. But one of the most productive ways is to adapt a solution that has been successful in another industry or market. In other words, you can leverage other peoples’ ideas.
Being complacent and failing to bring new ideas to your employer can cost you your job, especially if you’re in a higher-level position. That’s exactly what happened to me four years ago.
When it comes to your career, a picture is worth far more than a thousand words. Visual thinking can help you differentiate your skills to stand out and advance at work.