Don’t point out a problem without offering a solution!
This is similar to the idea we discussed last week about presenting a pipe dream without a plan.
As a leader, you are a problem solver. You don’t have the luxury of bringing problems without plans. It’s an elementary attitude to cry wolf without a plan of attack.
Leaders must identify problems, but when you constantly point out problems without providing solutions you are simply a critic, a complainer, a whiner.
Your solution doesn’t have to be THE solution, but when you bring a suggestion for remedying a problem you are showing your commitment to solving it. You’re not passing the buck. You’re partnering to figure out how to help overcome it.
When you bring a possible solution, you bring hope of overcoming it.
What problem in your organization needs a suggested solution today?