Tag Archive: solving problems

7 Truths about Chronic Complainers Every Leader Needs Today

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie Chronic complainers: Seek validation. Constant complaining is a plea for attention. Feel powerless. Complainers see themselves as weak and… Continue reading

The Deeper Value of Problems that Shallow Leaders Neglect

A problem-free life would destroy us all. A world without problems has no solutions. In a rush to solve problems, don’t neglect their deeper value and ultimate purpose. Purpose: The ultimate purpose of… Continue reading

Root Cause Analysis is Over-Rated – What to Do Instead

A car that won’t start requires root cause analysis. But people development and culture building may not. We spend too much time asking ‘why’ and not enough time exploring ‘what’. If your team… Continue reading

10 Sure Signs There’s Trouble Ahead

Optimism is a surprising disappointment when you imagine a hungry lion wants to play. Skillful leaders anticipate trouble. Short-sighted leaders press forward and suffer. Anticipating potential problems isn’t pessimism until it’s an excuse… Continue reading

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