The Fundamentals of Problem Solving

Problem Solving

 

Leadership and problem solving go hand in hand. And practice makes perfect.

One way to practice problem solving is by brainstorming. Brainstorming is a very efficient way to get the mind working and discover more about how your brain processes problems. According to Success, “your first ideas are obvious and thus first-level thinking. You need to go deeper than that to find gold. You must go beyond that first-level thinking to discover unseen ideas that truly solve the problem.” Instead of becoming impatient and going with the first few ideas you come up with, it’s important to think deeper and narrow down your ideas afterwards. (more…)

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Stephen Covey

How To: Managing People Well

Managing People

 

Having the ability to manage a group of people is yet another necessary skill to have if you are in a leadership role. This skill requires patience, respect, organization, and good communication.

Rather than barking orders to your team without explanation, managing people well means working with them and giving proper direction, all while building a network of trust amongst your team or department. Without sufficient explanation, they may not turn in their best work. Without sufficient trust, they may not feel safe enough to think outside of the box. While your employees should not necessarily have their hand held throughout their working process, they also shouldn’t be expected to read your mind. (more…)