Category Archive: Solutions

Start Worrying When the Noise Stops

Our first computer was an expensive marvel that came with a 40 meg hard drive and windows 3.0. Yes, “meg” as in megabyte. The salesman said we would never fill a hard drive… 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

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Help People Find Their Own Answers

The week before Christmas brings gift-giving to mind. That’s why I’ve brought your attention to gifts leaders give others. I’ve written about the gift of advice and how to give it skillfully. But… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Give Advice That People Respect

People don’t want advice. They want the pain to go away. They want to keep doing the same thing but get different results. The world is full of answer-givers, but who can find a… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Three Types of People Who Always Get Stuck

There are three types of people who want solutions but don’t find them, even though answers knock at the door. Finding a solution starts with who you are. 3 types of people who… Continue reading

How to be Dissatisfied Like a Leader

“Satisfaction is death.” George Bernard Shaw The only people more dissatisfied than leaders are artists, pubescent teens, and curmudgeons. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” Thomas… Continue reading