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  • Are you a leader or a follower? Ask 2 or 3 Classmates But let us not forget “Good leaders that used to be Good followers”
  • Emphasize WORRYING Remember …… Good leaders deal with problems with his intellect not with his emotions. … .everywhere For every problem is a corresponding solution but has to search for the latter
  • … play don on a paper … .Always remember that good listeners are make good leaders.
  • … .solving We can apply the experimental methods before we make a decision on solving a problem. Confirmation (existence) of the problem. Identification of the Problem Evaluation of the Problem Downside – bad Upside – good Attack the Problem. … ..How bad In attacking the problem. I would like us to paint picture of the problem in our imagination… An artist before he paints considers the perspective. We can also apply in attacking the problem. …… Draw perspective…
  • Like what the popular cliché teaches us: “ Don’t give a man a fish a day. Teach him how to fish.” Cite an example:
  • … best With all humility a good leader should not think of himself “know-it-all”. … .subject “ Two heads are better than one.” … .out there With all modesty, a good leader would not hesitate to solicit the opinions & suggestions of his subordinates.
  • … fix Problems should be dealt with like a minor accident that you encounter. For example, a person who sprains his leg should be given first-aid using a splint… THAT is a quick-fix solution, but he should not stop there rather he will take the victim to the hospital for proper medication and procedure. THAT is a long-term fix. A leader should know his limitations and seek outside help when things go beyond his limits.
  • … steps When a leader faces the problem of perennial tardiness among staff members, he should be able to know the varied reasons why such problem exist. … .time Devise a skeletal-force plan and implement it immediately. (Explain skeletal-force) After a trial period, look at the results. If it proves to be effective implement it full-blast. If it doesn’t devise another plan.
  • … .done Always find a time to recheck what you have implemented whether it has met the needs of your institution/company or your employees. Solutions should come into varied forms or type. Leaders should formulate contingency plan if ever another problem occurs. A leader should take the risks of whatever outcome it produce.
  • Leaders nevertheless should take into account the responsibility he should take in the problem solving process
  • Kissinger had emphasized the ability of a leader to navigate his people into a higher dimension where there utmost ability are tapped for the best results.
  • A Leader should have the heart to alleviate those people who can’t cope up and elevate those people who are doing their best.
  • Solving problems as a leader

    1. 1. Solving Problems as a Leader By: Steve Moore Melgazar Monsanto Reporter .
    2. 2. Are you a leader or a follower? <ul><li>When faced with a difficult problem, how do you react? </li></ul><ul><li>How you face problems is one of the critical factors that help determine how successful you will be in life. </li></ul><ul><li> It is also one of the key qualities of a leader! Leaders solve problems - followers go to leaders to get their problems solved. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The first thing to do when faced with a problem. <ul><li>Is to assume there is an answer out there - it just needs to be found. </li></ul><ul><li>Worrying about the problem gets you nowhere; working towards the answer will get you everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Know that YOU control your attitude and thoughts about any given situation. Leaders control their attitude and focus on results. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The next thing is to collect all the facts about the problem. <ul><li>Most problems are not as big as they seem at first, once everything is known. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts will help you find a better solution, faster. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing this is the next step you can remove the emotion out of the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>If someone comes to you with a problem, simply begin asking questions and gather the facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you have to dig to get to the real problem! How do you dig? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep asking questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders are good at asking the right questions- and at listening. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Then decide… <ul><li>Is this really a problem that needs solving? </li></ul><ul><li>How bad is the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the worst thing that could happen if it is ignored? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These help put things in perspective, and oftentimes everyone will realize that the problem is not as annoying as they seem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders keep things in perspective to what they really are. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. If the problem does need solving- <ul><li>consider what actions you might personally do that could solve the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm all ideas and write them down. </li></ul><ul><li>If the problem came from someone else, consider what HE can do to solve it. </li></ul><ul><li>It's usually better to teach someone how to solve their own problem than do it for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders show you how to do it, not do it for you. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Consider what research you might do to solve the problem. <ul><li>searching the internet, </li></ul><ul><li>asking other people, </li></ul><ul><li>reading books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't make the mistake of thinking you are all -knowing and that your first instinct for an answer is necessarily the best. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bounce your ideas off from other people, even if you think they know less on the subject. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes the more you know, the more you can overlook the obvious. Leaders know how to get the information that is out there. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Next, be decisive, pick a solution, and implement it. <ul><li>Sometimes, a quick fix solution is needed followed by a long-term fix. Either way, once you encounter a problem, it needs a solution. Follow through with it. Know when a solution is outside of your control, and decide when to drop and move forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders take systematized steps to solve a problem. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Break the problems into small steps, and then focus on the most immediate steps. <ul><li>Leaders know how to break problems down into their component and then track the progress of each one at a time. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Finally, test and monitor any solutions you implement- don't just assume you're done. <ul><li>Despite your best intentions, any solution may fail- it may even make things worse! </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure it's possible to undo whatever solution you have implemented, and without being embarassed. </li></ul><ul><li>A leader is not ashamed to make mistakes - without mistakes; no progress would ever be made! </li></ul>
    11. 11. And last but not the least. <ul><li>solve your problems with integrity and honesty; otherwise you will never earn the respect of others. </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>While this article focused only on solving problems, being a good leader in general is a much larger task, and is worth your effort. The goal of a leader is often simple yet with gratifying end. </li></ul>Recap……
    13. 13. <ul><li>Henry Kissinger stated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been&quot;. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Jim Rohn said: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.&quot; </li></ul></ul>