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I'd really start here by focusing on what you got right, not wrong. There's more right than wrong in your reasoning, and you want to expand on that good work you've already done. You are correct that HSE see solution, implement solution. The trick is that it's a biconditional. You didn't write anything that was inaccurate. That's the main error with conditional reasoning that will come to bite you on the test. Inaccurate will be more dangerous than incomplete, every time. So think of your work here as incomplete, not inaccurate. You got part of the way to where you needed to be, just not all the way.
As for how to get all the way there on your own, this is an unusual stimulus. I noted the biconditional by the use of the term unique. The HSE's are unique in this way. That means, if someone sees a solution, and implements it every time, that person has to be an HSE. By saying that something is unique to a group of people, that means if you see the unique thing, it's required to apply to that group of people.
Let's look at some more familiar examples.
The Earth is unique the solar system for having just one moon.
Just one moon Earth.
Tom Brady is unique among quarterbacks for having seven Superbowl rings.
7 rings Brady
Another way to think about it is by thinking of the meaning of the word "unique." If you are unique, you are the only one. Only is one of our necessary indicators. Unique represents the same idea here as only.
Ultimately though, conditional diagramming comes down to practice, practice, practice. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. Practicing hard questions, like this one, builds your conditional reasoning skills.
Hope that helps!