4 Problem-Solving Tactics Of Great Leaders
At businesses both large and small, the best leaders use four similar problem-solving tactics, writes Glenn Llopis, chairman of the leadership and business development company Glenn Llopis Group, in a recent post for Forbes. He says these strategies can go a long way toward deterring problems and resolving them peacefully when needed.1. Communicate transparently.Advertisement
When there's a problem, it's important that everyone feel able to express their concerns and opinions freely. "I've seen one too many times how difficult it is to get to the root of the matter in a timely manner when people do not speak up," Llopis writes. Effective leaders facilitate open dialogue and work for accountability from the entire team.
2. Break down silos.Workplace problems frequently arise from organizational boundaries. Breaking down those barriers will create a more open culture and decrease competition - which, in turn, should lessen office problems. A great leader understands this, and acts on it.
3. Foster an open-minded culture.
Successful leaders are experienced problem-solvers. When trouble hits, they know from past encounters how to work with the right people and resources to reach a solution. Llopis says the worst way to approach an issue is without an underlying strategy. "Take enough time to step back and assess the situation," he writes.
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