They say that two heads are better than one.

Last week I had to tackle a problem, and I would never have found a solution without help.

I realised that other people can be
> better at defining the problem
> better at developing tactics to apply a solution
> better at seeing the potential pitfalls of a solution

And they can have
> a different approach to diagnostics
> a different knowledge base
> a different set of skills
> a different network to call on

Given all this, it seems crazy not to ask for help, and yet so often we don’t.

Take a current problem you are grappling with right now, and leverage the diversity in the people around you.

Have a look at this first to help you figure out what type of problem it actually is.

By the way, the amazing thing is, the person who asked me the question that put me on the right track to find the solution, is 8 years old.

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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