Something I’ve learned throughout the years is that identifying problems is an easy gift and solving problems is where you prove your worth. As a leader I can usually see the problems and many times I’m just trying to find the solution. One of my biggest concerns is that we can’t find a solution quick enough, so when someone identifies a problem, I hoping they have a solution!
So here’s a tip, if you see a problem, get to work right away to find a solution for it. As a matter of fact, find three possible solutions! Then when you bring them to your leader or boss, you’ll bring three possibilities, one of which might confirm what they were thinking or one that adds to the solution they were working on. This way you’ll prove your ability to be a big thinker, a problem solver and a collaborator.