Copy
Have you ever set out on a conquest to solve a huge problem your organization faces, certain that you have a solution nailed?
View this email in your browser

Solutions 21 Weekly Insights

If you can only read one thing this week...

Slaying dragons

by Rob Salome | Originally posted on November 29th, 2017


Have you ever set out on a conquest to solve a huge problem your organization faces, certain that you have a solution nailed? You gain buy-in from your team and, with confidence in your analysis, the organization commits time and resources to solve the problem. Things go well — given that you have a good idea of the solution to your problem — and everyone is equally enthusiastic. After all, everyone enjoys solving problems! Implementation takes place and everything is on track to make this solution work.

After a month or so, everyone is asking for your thoughts on how things are going, along with your assessment of how long it will take to solve the problem. You remain confident in the solution you’ve implemented — all aspects of it are working perfectly — but the problem is not going away. As a matter of fact, more problems seem to emerge as your interaction with the multiple aspects of the issues unfold.There seems to be a lot more complexity than you originally thought, and soon your organization is spending time solving new problems that have emerged since you started and the original problem hasn’t been resolved.

Your boss calls a meeting and asks for an update. Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >


Great Reads from Around the Web

  • What Makes You A Different Kind Of Leader?
    Forbes
    Why you should read it: Because "being a great leader takes more than just theory and tactics. You need to visualize and create the kind of leadership you wish to offer and then, with practice and forging ahead, you can ensure not only the success of your business but how you are rated in the eyes of captains of industry who started out just like you." Check out the leadership practices outlined in this article that will set you apart from the pack.
     
  • Leadership Practices That Drive Results
    Forbes
    Why you should read it: Because while some leadership qualities differ in nature, "the most effective leaders combine interpersonal skills with results-driven focus." Only "13 percent of leaders", however, "fit this profile." Check out how these leadership practices work together to achieve results.
     
  • Want to See a Great Leader In Action? They Will Often Do These 7 Rare Things
    Inc.
    Why you should read it: Because "if you find yourself in the precarious position of wondering where you stand as a leader, at some point, you must humbly inquire about how you measure up against the set standards and behaviors of the world's top business leaders." Let these seven "reality checks" help you decipher where you stand.


What is this?

Each week, Solutions 21 brings you the latest discussions and dissenting opinions on the topics of building better bosses, shaping strategies, and preparing people to ensure that you're ready for what's next. Not your cup of tea? Unsubscribe anytime.
Copyright © 2018 Solutions 21, All rights reserved.


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences