Executive Consulting Videos

Problem Solving: Is the Whole Really Greater Than the Sum of the Parts?

Keep these three guidelines in mind when deciding whether to assemble a team:

  1. Am I acting alone to be effective or because of impatience?
  2. Is the problem routine or complex?
  3. Is this a development opportunity for someone on my team?

Remember, be intentional about your leadership! Think through your problem-solving goals before acting on them.

Having Difficult Conversations

The following action items will ensure success when faced with the prospect of having a tough conversation at work:

  1. Gather data: Be prepared with facts and data points.
  2. Focus the discussion: Prepare a clear agenda and stick to it.
  3. Plan the outcome: Decide with clarity what the expected outcome should be.

Plan ahead—and then Just Do It! Take action sooner rather than later.