This is what I do. Whenever I or someone I work with has a problem we must answer four questions before we do anything or go to anyone about it:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. What is the cause of the problem?
  3. What is a list of possible solutions?
  4. What solution do you recommend?

By the time people get to the last question, the problem is usually solved. This came from a Dale Carnegie book. You could copy it down and give it to every team member you work with before you start on anything. I hope you find it helpful. I did.

Founder of Bloomers Island. Published children’s book author at PRH. Writes about big kid’s stuff like economics & business, too.

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