Define, Develop, Dominate.


Use Hot Zone individually or as a team to organize your problems into a logical, visual framework. Mapping out your challenges into zones, along axes of problem and solution certainty, will help you determine which tools, strategies, and resources you’ll need to address each one.

Hot Zone Instructions

Step 1
Think about the problems you face in both your professional and personal life—big or small, and write each problem down on a separate Post-it.

Step 2
If working with a team, have an open discussion about how you will define the three zones on the Hot Zone poster.

Step 3
Sort the problems you have come up with onto the Hot Zone poster. Pay attention to all three zones and the Solution Certainty and Problem Certainty axes.