The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”


The phrase “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions” sounds simple and effective in concept, but often less so in execution. Sometimes you have to think seriously about problems before you can get anywhere closer to a solution, and it can be intimidating when the expectation is set that you must pull a solution from thin air. Writing for HBR, Sabina Nawaz considers the many reasons why we need to put this philosophy of leadership and problem-solving to bed.

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