The way you see the problems in front of you ...
will impact the way you feel when you go home at the end of your day.
In fact, that you see it as problem, already sets you up, to go into war.
Problems are seen by most leaders as being difficult
We see problems as something that is getting in our way and that will require effort to remove. Many leaders will view problems as an indication they have done something wrong. Some will view the problems they face in their leadership as a sign. It might be a sign they aren't smart enough, good enough or capable enough. It means, in their mind, that they, or someone around them, has done something wrong, bad or worse yet, stupid. It implies judgement. Harsh judgement.
Leaders will prepare for problems, just like they are going into battle
What if it wasn't quite that arduous?
There are those that see problems differently. They see them as challenges or puzzles to be figured out. Some people even see them as learning opportunities. As such, they get curious, excited and eager to figure it out. These people are able to see the roadblock, problems, dilemmas or challenges in front of them with a whole different perspective. They are not so much labour intensive as instead, steps along the journey to a goal or to realize a vision.
Shifting your perspective on problems frees up energy to approach them rather than fight them
Rather than, "There is no way out of this" you start to get curious about "What if we weren't looking to get out?" From there, you start seeing what is right in front of your face, in a creative and fresh way.
Successful Leaders are open, and they do this by choosing to see options
You can do this too. Start to step back from problems and see them as challenges. Begin to look at new ways of viewing challenges. Look for ways to get a fresh view. Suddenly solutions you hadn't thought of will begin to appear. You will also begin to feel more and more success come easily rather than strenuously.
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Women leaders often hit a point where they find themselves in over their heads and wondering if they have what it takes to lead.