Problem solving is one of the biggest capabilities that one can have, and when combined with Big Picture thinking, one starts to develop an unstoppable ability to truly see what is going on.
For if anyone is involved in coaching young children’s sport, there are two things they are constantly trying to work on and eliminate from their games, and they are:
Ball Stealing From their own players
With Ball following being the bees round the honey pot
And Ball stealing from their own players is where they get so focused on getting the ball, they actually don’t see their own players with the ball
And when goes up through the grades, to what ever level one achieves, the problem solving never goes away. It’s a constant part of the coaching process.
And what big picture thinking does, it allows one to start approaching the problem solving from the counter intuitive angle, and this is why the solutions aren’t always what they appear to be.
Mystery Golf Ball In A Block Of Wood
If one wants to create more goal scoring oppurtunities in a game, get your team to begin passing the ball through the midfield.
For in most peoples eyes, how could passing the ball through the midfield lead to more goal scoring opportunities?
There are many reason, though from my own practical experience a couple that springs to mind is one has to be quite skillful to play a passing game, and the ball always moves faster than the players.
So if one is into coaching, develop your problem solving abilities, and add in a bit of big picture thinking with counter intuitive solutions, ones coaching ability will always go upwards.
Life is a problem solving quest