Category Archive: Solutions

How to Rise Above Problem-Based Thinking

Good days turn bad quickly. Eight hours of good performance are ruined by five minutes of tension with a colleague. Everything in your day went well, but you have a bad experience –… Continue reading

Reject Fast Solutions – Solve Problems Slowly

Reject first solutions unless the barn is on fire.   Fast-solution leaders: #1. Choose done over working on creative solutions. Choosing the fast solution restores the status quo. Creativity is the ability to… Continue reading

7 Boring Things Successful Leaders Do That Failing Leaders Neglect

I asked the mechanic if they rotated the tires on my vehicle. Tire rotation is included in the price of an oil change. His report was, “Your tires look great. The technician didn’t… Continue reading

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