As a leader, you will most likely suffer from what I call ‘the curse of intelligence’ – the desire to solve every problem thrown at you.
Great leaders don’t solve problems.
They ask the right questions.
And the questions solve the problems.
As a leader you most likely know what the solution is.
That’s not the problem.
The problem is, have you tried to understand what the other person is going through?
Perhaps their problem is something you would have never gone through.
It is in such tough times for others that the real task of a leader begins.
More listening, more understanding, more asking questions.
The answers? Your team is smart enough to reach them when you ask the right questions.
The hard thing is not to offer simple answers.
The hard thing is to allow people to look at the problem.