Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Problems or Opportunities?

It's all in how you look at it. A typical day... you start out fresh, energized and focused on what you want to accomplish. Then, you get the impromptu request from a staff member to speak with you. Next comes the sit-down with your company's other leadership team members. Then, the irate customer, the broken shipment, and the failed computer system. In short, problems.

Why can't the everything flow like it's supposed to? Why can't everyone just do their job and get along? Is your first response that your defense mechanisms go off with a "what the #@&! is wrong with you people?!!??" Or, do you welcome these scenarios as an opportunity to stretch yourself and shine?

Relax. Merriam-Webster defines "problem" as an inquiry for consideration. A problem is merely a question awaiting a solution. Tricky part is being able to handle yourself while answering it and most of us are not equipped with a proven problem solving process. Get one... fast.

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