A business unit builds new revenue after losing a major customer.
A carpenter fixes a flaw in a wall without having to tear it down and reconstruct it.
A hotel manager handles a customer complaint to the customer's satisfaction.
A hotel that manages to feed guests after a disaster disrupts transportation and supplies.
A manager finds a way to deliver a project after three resources are sick for an extended period of time in the last month of the project.
A manager who handles criticism directed at their team from executives.
A manager who is able to push a team to improve their work.
A parent convinces their child to do their homework.
A pilot lands an aircraft in a strong crosswind.
A restaurant manager finds a supply of ingredients when a shipment is late.
A sailor navigates through high wind and waves.
A software develop identifies and fixes a bug that was crashing a system.
A traveler finds a way home when they miss their flight.
A user figures out how to turn off a software feature was interfering with their productivity.
Adapting a product to changing customer needs.
Adapting to cost increases by finding substitutes.
Adapting to price competition to recover lost revenue.
Adapting to shortages and late shipments.
Adapting to technological change that threatens your business model.
Addressing a safety issue on a construction site.
An athlete who comes back from an injury.
Building support for an idea.
Catching up to a competitor who launches an innovative product.
Changing a business process to handle new products.
Clearing issues to move a project forward.
Closing a sales deal after a customer appears to disengage in favor of a competitor.
Convincing a secretive and isolated team in your company to cooperate.
Convincing a talented employee not to quit.
Correcting a mistake at work.
Delivering a project on time that was running late.
Designing an approval process to reduce invalid expenses.
Developing a new product to recover from declining sales.
Diversifying a business to reduce risk to revenue.
Finding and addressing the cause of product defects on a production line.
Finding friends and social things to do in a new city and job.
Fixing low quality data that was causing billing errors.
Gaining approval for a project budget after an initial rejection.
Handling bad publicity.
Handling harsh criticism of your work in a positive way.
Identifying and correcting an inaccuracy in your accounting.
Increasing the performance of a team.
Increasing the productivity of a team member who has been slacking.
Keeping a business going when a system goes down.
Looking through research data to find value in a failed experiment.
Managing a high workload of homework and studying.
Managing commitments to a manager who tries to assign you impossible missions and low value work.
Managing the low performance of a team member.
Overcoming a disadvantage such as poverty.
Overcoming a fear of public speaking.
Overcoming communication issues such as unstated assumptions.
Overcoming setbacks such as a researcher who finds an experiment doesn't produce promising results.
Passing an exam after missing many lectures.
Patching a cybersecurity vulnerability.
Paying off a burdensome debt.
Prioritizing to deliver high value work when overloaded with requests.
Recovering in your academic year after being out sick for a few weeks.
Recovering your grades in a class you're failing.
Reducing absenteeism on your team.
Reducing software licensing costs.
Reducing spending to save money for retirement.
Refinancing a small business to remain liquid.
Reinventing a design when a client rejects your initial proposals.
Replacing a partner who is underperforming.
Replacing an unreliable technology or machine.
Resolving a mechanical problem with a machine.
Resolving a technical problem that causes a service outage.
Resolving an issue with an upset neighbor.
Resolving inconsistencies in the requirements of different stakeholders.
Reversing an incorrect charge on your customer's account.
Simplifying the design of software that is needlessly complex and expensive to maintain.
Troubleshooting network issues to restore internet connectivity.
Working to improve the negative culture of a team.