I don’t know about you, but when problems arise in my life, my gut reaction is to cut and run—or take a deep breath and fight my way through it. Slowly I’m learning to view problems through God’s eyes—seeing difficulties as an opportunity rather than a setback. As someone who has to oversee many different arenas, I need to learn to take my glasses off and view problems through God’s eyes.
Paul Hawken gives this perspective: “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”
I’m not so sure I have learned that art yet. At least no one is jumping on board my bandwagon to deal with the latest problem that has landed in my lap. I don’t think the government has learned this one yet either. How does one make problems interesting and solutions so constructive that everyone wants to be part of your team—whatever that team may be?
So this simple post is a request for insight. How do you make an art of approaching problems in such a way that people, including yourself, see them as really interesting and can’t wait to help create constructive solutions?
Anyone care to comment, or are you all going to cut and run too?
In Him together, Susan Gaddis