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Women in business are natural problem solvers, but are there times when solving problems for team members is a mistake? Minda Zetlin of Inc.com suggests that there are times when you should curtail your innate desire to solve other people’s problems.
The truth is that just as people teach their children to think for themselves and try to come up with solutions to their problems so they grow to be independent thinkers and successful adults, business leaders need to give their employees the opportunity to thing for themselves and grow, too. Minda shares several situations when you shouldn’t always be the problem solver for your employees:
- When they’re just looking for a sounding board or affirmation
- When you think you’ll get better buy-in from them if they think they came up with solutions on their own
- When you think your employees will be happier and better overall because they feel empowered
You can follow the link below to read all of Minda’s insights about curtailing your inner problem solver at appropriate times. When do you think it’s the right time to not solve problems for your employees? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.
Get the details: The Power of Not Solving Problems via Inc.com