Leaders don't usually ask for the problems they are confronted with, and yet there they are. Busy lives lead to a kind of numbing busyness that can detract focus from what is most important. For front line leaders, what is most important is solving problems and achieving goals.
Avoiding problems keeps them growing. To solve a problem we must first be willing. That takes time. Time to stop, breathe, and analyze the problem. Time to gather the will and resources need to first convert that negative problem into a positive goal and then to get busy solving it.
Solving a problem is mostly showing willingness to solve the problem. Are you willing?
-- doug smith
Call to Action:
- Write down three problems you've been avoiding
- Circle the one that troubles you the most
- Convert that problem into a goal: what do you want instead of that problem?
- Get started solving it
For more help in a process for solving problems:
- Follow the links in the Leadership Toolbox on Solving Problems
- Attend (you can even schedule one yourself) one of our teleclasses on solving problems
- Bring one of our workshops on problem solving to your location
- Bring our workshop Supervising for Success to your location and arrange to include the section on solving problems
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