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# Cutting Through Complexity

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We live in a world of increasing complexity. To succeed in life and achieve our goals at work we need to be able to cut through complexity. Custting through complexity is really cutting through CRAP.
C = Constraints
R = Rules,
A = Attitudes and
P = Problems

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### Cutting Through Complexity

1. 1. Isn’t what it used to be
2. 2. Question
3. 3. Is Complexity increasingdecreasing?
4. 4. Is cutting through complexity going to be
5. 5. Small hint!
6. 6. Find 3 Take Aways www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/3026672665
7. 7. Common sense
8. 8. Jack Welch www.flickr.com/photos/nathaninsandiego/3466495191
9. 9. External speed of change www.flickr.com/photos/sergei24/306212854
10. 10. Internal speed of change www.flickr.com/photos/14degrees/440515255
12. 12. A typical Customer
13. 13. They are doing this www.flickr.com/photos/eliogarcia/3150106317
14. 14. Direct their thinking www.flickr.com/photos/pursuethepassion/3822008906
15. 15. Show them the way forward www.flickr.com/photos/1suisse/3504595493
16. 16. A journey into the unknown www.flickr.com/photos/mtsofan/3618271222
17. 17. Show customershow to get there www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/4098873568
18. 18. Show them how tonavigate uncertainties www.flickr.com/photos/dotpolka/3710843358
19. 19. Avoid becoming avictim of complexity www.flickr.com/photos/29425486@N03/3478100507
20. 20. Success = collaborating with everybody www.flickr.com/photos/xrrr/2478140383
21. 21. What is your real job?
22. 22. You feel like this?
23. 23. Get it rightwww.flickr.com/photos/winemegup/3641912321
24. 24. Get it wrong www.flickr.com/photos/roome/3390682853
25. 25. What is your real job?
26. 26. What is your real job?
27. 27. C ConstraintsR RulesA AttitudesP Problems
28. 28. Eliminate constraints to future success30
29. 29. Recurrent constraints www.flickr.com/photos/johnduffell/3646401418
30. 30. Collective constraint-based thinking
31. 31. C ConstraintsR RulesA AttitudesP Problems
32. 32. Rule-based thinking www.flickr.com/photos/squonk/651697384
33. 33. Guide them in their decision www.flickr.com/photos/articnomad/183719678
34. 34. Mental barriers www.flickr.com/photos/vipulmathur/3209419390
35. 35. Create choices
36. 36. C ConstraintsR RulesA AttitudesP Problems
37. 37. A fresh perspective 39
38. 38. “I am always doing that which Ican not do in order that I maylearn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso 40
39. 39. C ConstraintsR RulesA AttitudesP Problems
40. 40. Pirouette around the problem www.flickr.com/photos/bichxa/3506067222
41. 41. How cancan you cutthrough
42. 42. thinkdif erent f
43. 43. 1 Possibility Thinking2 AND Thinking3 Resilient Thinking
44. 44. Conversational Compass Ask • Asking questions about • Asking questions about the problem possible solutions Problem Solution • Describing the problem • Describing possible solutions Tell
45. 45. 1 Possibility Thinking2 AND Thinking3 Resilient Thinking
46. 46. Change your thinking www.flickr.com/photos/oriol_gascon/2172565951
47. 47. The hard way
48. 48. AND thinking
49. 49. Child-like thinking www.flickr.com/photos/toekneesan/3847444842
50. 50. 1 Possibility Thinking2 AND Thinking3 Resilient Thinking