Tools for better thinking
Collection of thinking tools and frameworks to help you solve problems, make decisions and understand systems.
Ishikawa DiagramPROBLEM SOLVING
Identify root causes of problems.
Cynefin frameworkDECISION MAKING
Make sense of different situations to choose an appropriate response.
Conflict Resolution DiagramPROBLEM SOLVING
Find win-win solutions to conflicts
Six Thinking HatsDECISION MAKING
Look at a decision from different perspectives
Productive Thinking ModelPROBLEM SOLVING
Solve problems creatively and efficiently.
Connection circlesSYSTEMS THINKING
Understand relationships and identify feedback loops within systems.
Second-order thinkingDECISION MAKING
Consider the long-term consequences of your decisions.
Iceberg ModelSYSTEMS THINKING
Uncover root causes of events by looking at hidden levels of abstractions.
Eisenhower MatrixDECISION MAKING
Prioritize your actions and tasks by importance and urgency
Ladder of inferenceDECISION MAKING
Avoid jumping to conclusions. Make decisions based on reality.
Abstraction ladderingPROBLEM SOLVING
Frame your problem better with different levels of abstraction.
Decision matrixDECISION MAKING
Choose the best option by considering multiple factors.
Approach a problem from a different point of view.
Issue treesPROBLEM SOLVING
Structure and solve problems in a systematic way.
Confidence determines speed vs. qualityDECISION MAKING
Determine a trade-off between speed and quality when building products.
First principlesPROBLEM SOLVING
Break down complex problems into basic elements and create innovative solutions from there.
Balancing feedback loopSYSTEMS THINKING
Mechanism that pushes back against a change to create stability.
Reinforcing feedback loopSYSTEMS THINKING
Understand the force behind exponential changes.
Hard choice modelDECISION MAKING
Figure out what kind of a decision you're making.