Friday, August 5, 2022

High Performance Leaders Are Accountable

Longmont Sky - photo by doug smith

High performance leaders don't get to pass the blame. It's possible, but worthless, to blame someone else for your problems. Who will deal with the issue? Who will solve the problem? Who is accountable?

Every problem is a leadership problem.

Take charge. Forge forward. Rally the team. 

That problem that concerns you belongs to you. 

-- doug smith 

Monday, May 30, 2022

It Takes Discipline


Problem Solving

Have you ever solved a problem quickly, only to have the solution break on you?

Solving problems requires collaboration. Unless we cooperate with other people, and they with us, our solutions will rapidly unravel. 

We also need discipline. Old problem-sustaining habits must give way to new solution supporting actions. We need to be able to hold our center, breathe thru our perceptions and hold onto helpfulness.

Even if you reach a solution to a problem quickly, it takes discipline to make the solution stay.

-- doug smith

Sunday, May 29, 2022

A good solution...


Problem Solving

"A good solution solves more than one problem, and it does not make new problems."

-- Wendell Berry

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Understand the Problem


It takes a pause to ponder: where is the fuel for this problem? Who is keeping it alive? Why does it continue to thrive?

It tangles us up. Confused, we become polarized. Stuck, there is no end in sight. How do we break apart from this entrenched problem?

To disentangle and detach from an emotion that's tied to a problem, first understand the problem.

Breathe. Focus. Accept. 


-- doug smith

Friday, May 27, 2022

Time to Solve?


It is helpful to tell someone about a problem. Talking about it is a great start.

If you've told more than two people about a problem maybe it's time to solve it.

-- doug smith

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Change the Questions


change the questions

"To solve our problems, we first need to change our questions; otherwise we'll probably just keep getting the same old answers, over and over again."

-- Marilee Adams

Sunday, March 27, 2022