Everyone Needs to Be a Problem Solver

The radio show was about creativity and how to be creative in the workplace.  The woman being interviewed was talking about the creative qualities she looks for in employees when she said: “…everyone needs to be a problem solver.”

How simple, yet how profound.

Lately I’ve ben grumbling with family and colleagues about how the economy is sabotaging business and personal life, or Congress should do this and the Post Office should do that. While discussion is part of solving problems, deliberation can get stuck and spiral downward into arguing, disapproval then stagnation.

A simple statement about being a problem solver, rather than a:

Critic,

one who plays the Blame Game,

a Victim;

urged me to take the talk to a higher level from disapproval to answer.

Now more than ever, with no “normal” to rely on in everyday life, everyone needs to be their own problem solver.

 

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