Accountability & Problem Solving



Three Questions

  1. When you are trying to solve a problem do you focus solely on the problem itself and try to solve it in a linear fashion?
  2. Do you find yourself feeling frustrated when you realize that solving the problem is not within your control?
  3. Do you feel inspired or frustrated when someone tells you to ‘change the way you look at the problem or change your attitude towards it’?

It is natural to look for solutions first; after all we want our problems solved as quickly as possible. When the problem is recurring or of long-standing going straight to a solution may not provide the best outcome and can potentially act as a Band-Aid rather than a longer-term solution.

A Pause Works

Rather than immediately reacting, take a pause, be patient and accept a certain level of discomfort. The outcome of doing this is a better solution and often the response you will choose in the end can be quite different from what you may have come up with if you went straight to a solution.

Accountability & Problem Solving

Asking someone to be ‘accountable’ in a situation where they perceive they have little or limited control is a challenging proposition. Problem solving is a more effective way to reach a successful outcome.

Coaching is a way of facilitating self-directed neuroplasticity. Jeffrey Schwartz

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