What do you do when you see a problem and you want to bring it to your colleagues’ attention, but you’re worried it might create problems? This topic came in as a question from a member of the Let’s Grow Leaders community and it’s a fantastic opportunity to address some leadership challenges that everyone can empathize with. In this episode, you get three steps to use to address problems with your peers.
Problems with Your Peers
When talking about human-centered leadership, we’ll always start with confidence and humility, focusing on results and relationships.
It takes confidence to bring problems up with other leaders, to share your vision of what’s possible, or to address a breach of understanding.
Focusing on another mindset shift that can make the conversations collaborative and help you lead your peers and other leaders when finding solutions to problems.
It’s important to be a part of potential solutions. Do this by looking for opportunities to collaborate with your peers and setting each other up for success.
What do you do when you’re trying to solve these kinds of problems and lead other leaders, but there is no shared understanding of what success looks like? Or no agreement or expectation for how things should work?
The goal: make everything work for everyone, not to get anybody in trouble or create us versus them. It’s us versus the work that needs to be done and the results we need to achieve.