When any of my staff members come to me with a problem my gut instinct is to immediately help them fix it. (Make things easier for them). Training and helping them grow in their position is part of my job. But, when I think back to when I started out at my job it was just me, no other staff, and I had no one to help me figure out many of the problems I encountered so I just tried to figure out what was the right thing to do.
Many times I did figure it out the answer and sometimes I made mistakes, but with the mistakes I really learned a lot. I would not trade the experience of having to figure things out and the knowledge I gained from the lessons learned for anything.
There is something about learning on your own and figuring things out that builds…
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