Stop Solving Problems

Nothing feels quite like fixing something for someone, and seeing that “man, you’re a genius” look in their eye. But, as good as that feels, it’s killing your leadership potential.

Tell your team that if they identify a problem, rather than bringing it to you to fix, they should try to solve the problem, and if they’d like affirmation, they can tell you about it.

Anyone can find problems. Valuable team members solve problems. 

Enable your team to solve their own problems, and you won’t feel so good about your own wits, but you will feel better about your business.