Intractable Problems

Some types of problems persist.

If you are not attaining expected results in leadership, strategy, projects, or growth despite continued effort using previously proven strategies or solutions then you are likely facing a class of problems called intractable.

Intractable problems require special language to enable understanding. They keep you up at night because they defy conventional descriptions, formulations and solutions. If you tackle such problems individually and try to solve them separately the solutions are generally short-lived when successful and very often unsuccessful long term because each supposed solution creates new problems which stand in the way of a solution to the others.

We offer new ways to understand and describe intractable problems. We provide different perspectives to frame them, new competencies to diagnose and understand them, and new ways to deal with them.