Problems are aggravating, inconvenient, and frustrating. High performance leaders -- successful supervisors -- build muscle around solving problems that comes from practice, application, and outright solving. One problem after another, solutions come from facing the problems head-on.
A problem could lead to frustration, OR it could lead to learning and growth.
You might not solve that problem by talking about it, but what if you did?
Centered problem solvers create dialogue. They listen and share in order to reach mutual understanding. The first step to mutual agreement on the solution to a problem is to understand the problem AND each other.
When it comes to leadership, and problem solving, I believe that we have the ability to develop four core strengths (five, if you count centering and balancing all four). Developing those strengths helps us accomplish our goals, solve problems, lead and live more effectively.
Create more balance. Create more focus. Identify ways to develop these five core strengths.
How many problems could stand up to you using all of your clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion?
-- doug smith