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.


3 responses to “Solving Problems I”

  1. […] perhaps it’d be worthwhile to look through a few pieces I wrote about solving problems (here, here, here and […]

  2. […] Because there will be people who don’t want to deal with your venting nonsense; they prefer to get down to the problem rather than dance around it. They would be really happy to work with you to get to a solution though. So be clear what are your objectives – to yourself, as well as others. When you are ready for the solution, and to get on with the hard work, you can then get on to the real problem-solving. […]

  3. […] written a lot on problem-solving; and I had talked about different approaches to it. In particular, I think it is worth pointing out […]