Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” ~ General Colin Powell
The General’s quote is a reminder to the leader, but advice should those of us followers follow?
How about this: Don’t just offer problems. Offer solutions. Leaders love a problem packaged with the way to fix it. Plus, offer a solution and you’re more likely to be allowed to lead the whole group forward through solving it. And, that’s a great opportunity to practice driving change.
Why not try?