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Problem-Solving Cultures:
Innovative, or Toxic?

Having a problem-solving leader at the helm of an organization has its advantages: they are highly adept at spotting potential issues and unafraid to ask the questions no else wants to address. But not all of the employees I speak with agree. Working in a problem-solving culture can be toxic, pushing people beyond their breaking […]
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Warning Signs of Problem-Solving Leadership

It’s not always easy for us to see our blind spots, especially leaders who have been praised for their problem-solving abilities. They plan for trouble, are prepared when it arises and take on issues no one else wants to address. But taken to extremes, problem-solving behavior can wreak organizational havoc. Do you recognize the warning […]
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Common Traits of Problem-Solving Leadership

There’s really no escaping it: No matter how hard we try to be self-aware, everyone—including the best leader—has unproductive behaviors that are invisible to us but glaring to everyone else. I encounter this often in my coaching practice. Great leaders are known for their ability to discern real problems from run-of-the-mill difficulties, when to intervene […]
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Looking for Trouble:
Problem-Solving Leadership

Why do seemingly smart, fearless leaders fail when it comes to problem-solving?
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