“Leaders Solve Problems”
Problem solving is the essence of what leaders exist to do. As leaders, the goal is to minimize the occurrence of problems – which means we must be courageous enough to tackle them head-on before circumstances force our hand. We must be resilient in our quest to create and sustain momentum for the organization and people we serve. Karl Popper, one of the most influential 20th century philosophers of science, once eloquently stated, “All life is problem solving.” A leader must never view a problem as a distraction, but rather as a strategic enabler for continuous improvement and opportunities previously unseen.