gift ribbonWhen things are not going as we want, so much of the time we focus on what is not working and try to fix it.

There is another approach to try as well.

Focus on what is working in relation to the problem, no matter how small, and amplify it. Do more of what works, rather than trying to do less of what doesn’t work.

Use this approach on a current problem and notice what difference it makes. Ask yourself, and others, what could possibly be good about the problem. Then chase that goodness and magnify it.

By the way, this is one attribute of good leaders. They avoid a blame culture and celebrate what is working.

Here are some more ways to think about this vital leadership skill.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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