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IIR

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

How to solve a problem? There are many ways, let’s explore one of the more practical ways.

Peter Sage shared some time management strategies recently. One of them is IIR, an acronym for for Issue, Impact and Recommendation.

Whenever you face a problem, remember this:

I : Issue. What is the problem that you are facing?

I : Impact. What is the consequence of the problem?

R : Recommendation. What would be the possible solutions for it?

The world rewards those who solve problem, not those who create them. Your boss won’t like it if you keep on giving troubles for them. They would be delighted if you can solve their problems.

Frame your solutions using the  IIR. Present first the issue faced. Then give the impact. And finally, propose a recommendation to solve it.

A solution without knowing what it solves will not be taken seriously. A solution without knowing the depth of consequences lacks its shine.

Practise IIR in your day-to-day activity. Strive to be a problem-solver, not a problem-creator. It inevitably improves  your communication and presentation skills too. Over time your values will increase and will gain the respect and admiration from your boss and peers.

How will you use IIR in your life today?

 

Meng

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. – Edna Ferber

Merry Christmas!

Yes, I know it was yesterday. But hey, it is better late than never, no?

It’s that magical time of the year. Have you taken time to reflect how life has been treating you this whole year? Or how you have been performing?

Time to ponder. Some questions worth considering:

What were your goals this year?
How much have you accomplished them?
What really matters in your life?
How much time do you spend with your loved ones?
Is it your presents they are looking forward for, or your presence that they yearn for?
How much do you emphasize on your spiritual, health and personal development?
What are you looking forward to the year 2016?
What are the things that you regret?
What are the things you wished you could have done more?
What are the things you are grateful for?
What are the pleasant surprise that you have?
How much kindness have you shown to others?
How much integrity have you shown?

Of course, the list is not exhaustive, but it would be something to get you started with.

And also, as a Christmas bonus, Peter Sage shared a message and a free gift. You can get the link to the goodies at his Youtube link.

 

 

Meng