Tag Archive: solving problems

How to Reinvent Your Relationship with Problems and Opportunities

Problems call for response. Stress narrows your focus and makes you stupid. Disappointment invites introspection, blame, or both. Threats call you to fight, fly, or freeze. The way you define something determines your… Continue reading

Not All Problems are Problems – 5 Real Problems for Leaders

A problem to you is a solution to someone else. Friction and conflict are advantages when they inspire learning, growth, or innovation. You might believe bureaucracy is a problem. But in top-down organizations… Continue reading

High Stress to High Value: Handling Hot Potatoes

Others handle day-to-day challenges. But the hot potato lands in your hands. Passing the buck in a high stress situation means you’ve reached your peak. But an aspiration to advance requires resolve to… Continue reading

The Dirty Truth About Acting Without Permission

You say you want people to act without asking permission. In truth, you want them to do what you want them to do without being told. How many times have you said, “Just… Continue reading

Leadership’s Greatest Value

Problems are giant black holes that capture focus, drain vitality, and divert resources. Solving problems seduces leaders away from future opportunities causing them to focus on past inadequacies. Problems that threaten organizations must be… Continue reading