Saturday, August 11, 2007
Leadership Part 3: Developing Problem Solvers
A great habit to cultivate among your employees is to think like a problem solver. The ability to solve problems or a disposition toward working toward solutions versus giving up is one of the best characteristics someone can have in business and life. To inspire this mind set among your team, simply require your employees to present two solutions to every problem or concern they bring to you. Over time you will see fewer and fewer problems being brought to your attention because they will be solved without your direct involvement. This skill is portable into other areas of business that will benefit both the employee and your company. When faced with difficult business challenges your employees will have the confidence to meet them head on. Last, you may not always be available and having fostered an environment that empowers employees to problem solve takes the pressure off of you.