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Leadership Keys: Keep Calm & Solve Problems

In this ever evolving - fast paced world, being a Leader often means having to make difficult decisions under pressure. This can be a daunting task, but one of the key characteristics of a successful Leader is the ability to maintain a clear head and stay calm, regardless of the circumstances. It's not about ignoring the problems or dismissing them, but about facing them head-on with a level-headed approach. It’s about diffusing chaos in the midst of the challenge and not adding to it. Calm Leaders can maintain their composure, think clearly, and make rational decisions even in the face of adversity. This not only helps them to solve problems effectively, but also inspires confidence in their Team.

Leadership Keys: Focus on solutions, not problems - ensure that productive solutions are identified to drive the team forward and tackle any setbacks.

Your ability as a Leader to stay calm and focus on solutions and not problems, has a direct impact on your Team's morale and productivity. Maintaining a solution-oriented focus enables Leaders to ensure that the Team remains motivated, engaged, and driven towards achieving their goals. This not only boosts the Team's performance, but also fosters a positive and collaborative work environment. 

✅ Take Action: Tackle Setbacks One Solution at a Time

What sets successful Leaders apart is not the absence of setbacks, but how they handle them. Tackle problems by identifying one solution at a time until the problem is solved. 

  1. Identify what problem you are solving and why? Understanding the what and why is key to making sure you’re solving the right problem and not just wasting time. 

  2. Ask yourself who are the stakeholders for both the problem and potential solutions? Understanding who should be involved and who benefits from the solution will help you ensure necessary voices are considered. 

  3. Brainstorm which potential solutions best solve your problem and what key metrics should be measured against them. Don’t limit yourself to one solution - consider all possible, viable solutions and decide how they should be measured. 

By looking at setbacks incrementally instead of as one big problem, Leaders are able to reduce panic and maintain a level-head, both of which are necessary to strategic decision making. Setbacks are a part of life, and they're definitely a part of any leadership journey. Effective leadership is about staying calm under pressure, focusing on solutions instead of problems, driving the team forward, and effectively handling setbacks. These skills are not inherent; they can be learned and developed over time. So, keep calm and focus on solutions. Your team, organization, and leadership journey will be better for it.


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