I am up to number 7 this week on how to solve a problem creatively and again, I would like to say, that these are the top suggestions from a lot of different thought banks.  I like them because they are simple and do not require anything except your own brain.  Number 7 is Measure Your Progress.

Set measures on your decision. How will you know that you are making progress? How will you measure success? How will you compare the success of this solution against the success of another solution?

It is amazing how many people do not measure.  Dr. Stern often says in class that you could be doing amazing things and just do not take credit for how wonderful you really are.  You cannot do this if you are measuring your progress. If you do not know how to measure remember our programs all include a lot of these tools.