Category Archive: Solutions

The Myth of the Magic Bullet: 7 Things to Do When Progress is Slow

Progress is like learning to walk. You stumble forward, then you skin your knee. There’s no quick fix to the challenges of leadership. And thinking there is makes stumbling harder. The path forward… Continue reading

Shazam and Other Ridiculous Solutions

The simple habit that changes my life is putting my fingers on the keyboard and starting to type. I’m never sure of the result. I am sure of the first step. Even a… Continue reading

You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading

5 Ways to Stop Solving the Wrong Problem

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker The leaders’ job is to help their team identify the RIGHT problem before coming up… Continue reading

How to Find Solutions without Getting Sucked into Problems

Suppose a leader’s team chronically under-performs. How might you help?   The beginning of transformation: Pain and frustration are opportunities for transformation. Success that breeds contentment destroys the future. Painful failure inspires openness… Continue reading

A Getting It Wrong Plan

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… Continue reading