“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” Colin Powell
I read this thought several times before deciding to use it this week. The reason is because I wanted to think about it more personally.
From my perspective, there are great implications to this thought for leaders today, especially within the spiritual realm.
No one likes problems, and after dealing with several problems, we tend to shy away from placing ourselves where we must listen to them.
However, to consider the results of followers reaching a point where they do not bring their problems to us because they lose confidence or feel we do not care is frightening.
As much as problems are…well, problems, leaders should consider the underlying thought to why these problems are coming our way.
Learning how to resolve conflict and solve problems brings credibility to our leadership.