Brilliant leaders build the appropriate environment and structure for developing outstanding solutions for every problem that comes their way. They take the right path to excellence because they want the best for everyone involved. They are driven by a strong desire to maintain stability within their organizations, and they leverage their problem-solving skills as part of their leadership success.

Here are 5 approaches that brilliant leaders practice to master their problem-solving skills, which you can start practicing too to master yours:

1. They believe that great solutions are about what is right, not who is right

Brilliant leaders are not necessarily the smartest people in the room, and they know this. They take it upon themselves to fill the room with the smartest, most reliable, and most creative people they can find. Brilliant leaders get out of the way and allow others to take charge. They believe that great solutions are about what is right, not who is right.

2. They build up problem-solving skills in others

Brilliant leaders acknowledge that their purpose is not to solve problems by themselves. They trust and lead others to develop the best solutions, which enables leaders to focus on the tasks that only they can do.

3. They make the problem-solving process simple

Brilliant leaders avoid complex problem-solving processes that only create unnecessary stress in others. They take inventory of the resources that are available within their organizations--and outside too--while focusing on making the solutions process simple.

4. They commit to accountability and optimal delivery of solutions

Brilliant leaders are committed to excellence and to making the best out of any situation. They know that to solve problems effectively, there needs to be transparency. Therefore, brilliant leaders communicate clearly, objectively, and delegate accordingly. They have a knack for doing this. They commit to accountability and optimal delivery solutions.

5. They create win-win situations for all

Brilliant leaders make sure that strategic initiatives for problem solving are executed in a timely manner. They review the solutions process frequently to make sure that there is no redundancy and that everyone involved is going in the proper direction. They lead others while they actively participate in the process. In this way, they create win-win situations for all.

Published on: Jun 26, 2015
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