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Ted Neitzke brings you the “The Smart Thinking Podcast.” Smart Thinking is for anyone and everyone — because we are all leaders. Join us weekly for reflective activities and strategies to grow yourself and others.

February 18, 2018

Episode 32: The Answer Starts With Why.

Before we are too quick to find a solution – we need to make certain that we have first identified the problem. We have to ask ourselves are we trying to solve the problem or are we trying to find the problem? We should always be trying to find the problem. Without an understanding of the issue we cannot solve anything.

  • What cyclical issues are you facing that could be five why’d?
  • When faced with an issue this week – can you ask yourself if you are trying to find the solution or are you trying to find the problem?
  • Who in your life is naturally inquisitive and would be a good coach to help you drill past the quick solution?
  • How can you avoid quick solutions that may have unintended consequences?

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