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Designing a Strategy That Works, By Sarah Thrift

Problem solving skills matter. Ninety-three percent of employers say that “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems” is more important than an undergraduate’s major when deciding whom to hire.*”

As a strategic thinking and problem-solving expert, Sarah Thrift has been up-skilling her clients both as part of her work as a consultant, and through teaching the courses she has developed. The high demand and great results from this highly specialized approach with clients led her to publish some key aspects of her materials in book form. Her book, Designing a Strategy That Works, provides invaluable techniques for navigating and resolving your most pressing issues, from initial problem definition through to preparing for successful implementation.

One Reader says:

“Sarah’s book is a godsend. Her first chapter clearly, concisely but comprehensively covers one of the key points I am constantly making to my staff, my clients and my executives: ‘You can’t answer the question until you have defined what you are asking.’ Across half-a-dozen easy-to-read pages Sarah distils the essence of modern problem-solving and I can now simply give out copies of her text rather than having to constantly repeat myself to novice problem-solvers. Thank you Sarah.”

Paolo Cuomo, Lloyd’s of London insurance executive and previously McKinsey Associate Principal

To buy a copy of Sarah’s book on Amazon.com please click here and for the UK for Amazon.co.uk, please click here

You can also download the first two chapter free here.

*Survey, conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), April 2013