Category Archive: Solution Saturday

Dear Dan: How Much Time Should I Spend Convincing Naysayers

Dear Dan, We have lots of great people in our organization, but there are a few vocal naysayers. The negative people don’t seem to like anything. We want to make change, but a… Continue reading

Dear Dan: A Team Member is Sarcastic and Disrespectful

Dear Dan, I have recently been promoted to sales manager. One of my team members is not giving me the respect as a manager. He often acts sarcastically about some of my plans… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Avoid Less – Take Initiative More

The issues you avoid morph into future-crushing gremlins. A surprising suggestion: I suggested a negative project to a coaching client who wants to take initiative when issues are stressful. I prefer projects that… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Stop Giving So Many Solutions

Do you love offering solutions to other people’s problems? What if it’s ineffective, even dangerous? Don’t solve problems FOR people: Solving problems for people invites dependency. The more times you solve someone’s problem,… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader

Hi Dan, I’ve been visiting, enjoying, and learning from your blog for few months now. Thank you for all the insight and wisdom you share on a daily basis! I can’t help but… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I Don’t Get Paid to Do That

Dear Dan, I am trying to deal with individuals who continually say I don’t get paid to do that. In addition to that, they are never satisfied with bonuses received. When I emailed… Continue reading