Leaders are problem solvers, among other things. But lots of leaders end up completing tasks and putting out fires rather than actually solving problems.
How It Looks
Businesses need leaders who can show them what the future looks like…people who can see problems and understand why they’re problems and exactly what they’re made of, down to the human elements.
Because the one who understands the problem the best has a significant strategic advantage over the competition.
They have to understand how things work and why in order to know how to break from the rest of the industry and become more relevant to customers–to solve the real problem.
Now, the question becomes, in its simplest form, what adjustments do we make that will most simply and directly solve that problem.
Doing this takes study and a little bit of well-placed research, which many leaders simply don’t have. Because they’re loaded down with tasks and putting out superficial fires, instead of extinguishing them at the source.
The Solution: Delegate Tasks and Focus on Problem Finding and Solving
The main theme here is that leaders need to get out of the day-to-day. Leaders shouldn’t be overburdened with tasks. Rather, they should be master delegaters who can study a problem until they understand it well, which is the fastest approach to a well-fitting solution.
How to Do It
There’s more to getting out of the day-to-day than just knowing you need to delegate. It’s simple, but not easy. If you want to enjoy business again, stop getting overwhelmed, and let me help you ease into it in a way that’s exciting and delivers short-term results as well as long-term. Contact me here.