As a leader, you must never view a problem as a distraction, but rather as a strategic enabler for continuously improving and identifying new opportunities. To effectively overcome challenges, use this four-step process:
- Communicate transparently, facilitating dialogue among all parties affected.
- Break down management silos to facilitate cross-functional collaboration and problem solving.
- Hire and develop open-minded people who see beyond obvious details and are comfortable with calculated risk-taking.
- Develop a solid strategy for solving problems by gathering the right people, resources, budget and experiential knowledge to work on it.