I’ve found that when an employee or coach comes to me to complain about something, I’m much more open to what they’re saying when they bring some solutions to the table. It shows me that they’ve thought through the problem and taken the initiative to come up with a few different ways to resolve it.
I appreciate their potential solutions because sometimes my role as a leader means that I can’t get too bogged down in what isn’t working. I can’t spend time brainstorming on how to fix every little problem. I have to focus my energies on amplifying what IS working so that we play to our strengths. Perfect isn’t possible.⠀
It’s all a balancing act, isn’t it? Is the problem really a problem? If so, tell me how you think we could fix it.⠀
Just something I’m thinking about.