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HammeringClients are often surprised when I tell them, “The problem with being a good problem solver is that everything looks like a problem!”

It usually comes up when these leaders are describing how they are assisting colleagues or direct reports by fixing what they perceive needs fixing. They describe being met with resistance, defensiveness, and with non-cooperation.

The ability to judge, discern, assess and conclude are essential business skills for leaders to possess.

However, those strengths become weaknesses when leaders search for the one right way to answer a question or solve a situation.

Rather than as problems to be solved, is there another way to look at the issues and challenges you are asked to help with at work, at home, and in life?

Making A Shift

One of the best ways for a leader to move beyond “I’m right, you’re wrong” thinking is to shift from being the

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