Solving Problems I

Someone I was coaching was given some new responsibilities at work. And she was worried. About being inexperienced, and causing trouble or making mistakes. I don’t think this is unique to her and we too often think we are imposters.

First we have to recognise the sense of being an imposter never goes away. And second we want to see that organisations should not be valuing us for the outcomes which may or may not come from us; rather, they ought to see us for the process we bring, the leadership and attitude. Things may not be done “right” but that can only be from hindsight. And hindsight is possible because you survived.

So I’m writing this next couple of blog posts about some general approaches towards problems. It can involve framing the problem, the way to examine it, or eliminating it through perspectives. Stay tuned.