4 Problem-Solving Habits of Leaders That You Can Learn From

By | February 11, 2019

[February 11, 2019]  If doing business was easy then 70% of start-ups have not seen the downfall in the first two years of their arrival.  The growth of a business is in direct proportion to the problem-solving abilities of the owner. The best news is that these abilities can be developed and practiced in every difficult situation to bring the positive outcome.

Most businesses have accumulated wealth and held their position in the market after solving thousands of problems. Almost every successful man has these simple problem-solving habits in common that you can learn from.

  1. Accepting That There Is A Problem

As soon as you find there is a problem arising, accept it. No matter how small the problem looks like, share it with others. Often these small problems when neglected go big overtime. It’s always the small leak in the ship that makes it sink.

In most situations, rather than accepting that there is a problem, we let it mounting until we are no longer able to bear the burden and collapse under it.

Great leaders are always willing to confess the situation and take charge of it before it goes to the root of their business and erode it.

  1. Seek the Expert Advice

We are not the first one to have a business. Millions of businesses have seen the limelight of success by overcoming every obstacle that lay on the path. We don’t have to re-invent the wheel. Seeking advice from someone who has already been into the same business for a long time can be the best way to have the flow of our own organization uninterrupted. All we have to learn is how to keep our ego away out of the way.

  1. Step Back And Take An Overview

Stepping back in businesses is as good as moving forward. When we step back and honestly take an overview of our business, we find so many things that were neglected in the hustle of moving forward.

As you step back, remain honest to yourself and ask yourself: “Am I hustling in the right direction?”

Another best way to look at the growth is by defining what type of problems a business is confronting. If a business is not facing problems, it means something is going wrong. Immediately slow down and figure out whether or not everything is alright.

  1. Fighting Against Fear

Much of our problems arise due to fear of rejection or fear of failure. Sometimes, ignorance can also play a major role in impeding us to take tough decisions.

Fear of failure results in consumption of our time and energy in covering up our mistakes while fear of rejection baffle us to avoid taking decisions until someone approve us. When people do not have the necessary information or resources, fear of ignorance becomes a barrier.

Like every behavioral characteristics, fear of rejection, failure and ignorance keep on growing and paralyze our decision making abilities. The sooner we confront our fears and take actions, the better it is.

The best way to deal with fears is by defining each one of them on a paper and then examining them. A few questions that may help you in overcoming problems arising from fears are:

Why this fear is holding me back?

If I overcome it how does it benefit me?

What steps or sacrifices do I have to make for eliminating this fear?

Self-questioning is the quickest technique that can accelerate every aspect of your life. As you practice the technique more often, you will come up with excellent ideas to solve your problems.

In the end, no problem can be solved with a negative mindset. The toughest yet rewarding project a business can take is a positive life project.

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Author: Nakul Grover

Nakul Grover is the author of Superhuman In You and has been inspiring people through his blog Positive Life Project (http://positivelifeproject.com/). He has been writing on self-improvement for over 5 years now. He loves spending his leisure hours reading books and developing new skills.

19 thoughts on “4 Problem-Solving Habits of Leaders That You Can Learn From

  1. Max Foster

    Mr. Grover. First, I liked your article. Second, I would like to add to one of your problem-solving “habits.” In number 2 your write to seek expert advice. This is good. But better would be to seek an experienced mentor. Mentors stay with you longer and can give advice and help without the usual strings that are attached when asking for advice. Just a thought for you to consider.

    1. Nakul Grover Post author

      I agree with you, Max. Expert advice is something shared by an expert who has been in there in the business for so long. It can be our mentor or friend or someone else. 🙂 🙂

      Mentors stand longer and remain there until the problems are sorted out… I can’t agree more. 🙂

      1. Nakul Grover Post author

        Thanks, Drew and Len.

        I’m glad that you found my blog worthy of your precious time. 🙂

  2. Maureen S. Sullivan

    Hi Nakul, I like your website and especially a recent article you wrote “4 Habits That Help Ordinary People In Doing Extraordinary Things.” Your section on quotes is especially inspiring.

    1. Nakul Grover Post author

      Maureen, Thanks for sparing time to visit my website. 🙂 🙂

  3. Dennis Mathes

    “Yet, fear is the chief impediment to overcome in our development as leaders and as good people. It is the last frontier for us to conquer as it holds our inner demons; freeing us to do those things that will make us better people. Courage is, of course, the way people do this but it must be remembered that courage is not the absence of fear, it is the mastery of it.” — written by Gen. Satterfield in his article Fear: the Last Frontier.

    1. AutisticTechie

      Yes, I remember the article from last year. Mr. Grover’s post and Gen. Satterfield’s themes are aligned well. Thanks Dennis for pointing out this important quote.

    2. Nakul Grover Post author

      Indeed, he is one of the best storytellers I’ve read. He is always authentic in his writing and can connect the points with his experience. 🙂 🙂

  4. Bryan Lee

    “Self questioning” … good idea here. It allows us to better understand our own selves when confronted with confusing situations. You get five stars for this blog post, Mr. Grover. 🙂

    1. Nakul Grover Post author

      Thanks, Bryan

      I’m glad to hear your views. I learned this idea while reading the life of Benjamin Franklin. Every morning. he wakes up and asks himself: “What one task can I do today that will improve the quality of my life?” Then he goes on completing the task throughout the day. 🙂 🙂

      1. Bryan Lee

        Hey thanks Mr. Grover for your reply. I enjoyed the article very much.

  5. Janna Faulkner

    Well written article, Nakul. I especially liked the part on ‘fear.’ Fear is one of those emotions that is difficult to overcome. It takes focus and practice to do so. Thanks.

      1. Nakul Grover Post author

        Thanks Albert. 🙂

        Glad that you too enjoyed reading the post. 🙂

    1. Nakul Grover Post author

      I agree with you, Janna. The number of times we confront the fears, the more comfortable we get on dealing with them.

      Thanks for connecting. Appreciate. 🙂

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