Practices of Leaders Who Create Organizations Filled with Competent, Confident Problem Solvers

As organizations move along their continuous improvement learning paths, leaders at all levels are asked to show up differently. Some struggle to make the shift from being knowers, tellers, and doers to becoming teachers and coaches who develop others.

Leaders are typically highly accomplished in their chosen professions. They’ve studied and practiced for years to be excellent at what they do. Many are rewarded for those accomplishments by being promoted to higher leadership positions, often with responsibilities for which they might initially feel somewhat unprepared to do. Less than excellent. That can include feeling wobbly about how to lead by teaching and coaching others to develop an organization filled with competent, confident problem solvers.

Following are some specific approaches many leaders with whom I’ve worked over the years have found helpful as they put daily intention toward developing themselves to be leaders of problem solvers.

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