If Your Staff Doesn’t Bring You Problems That is a Bad Sign
Posted on June 15, 2009 Comments (5)
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 them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
– Colin Powell
I discussed my feelings on this in a previous post, Bring Me Problems:
If an employee never learns how to find possible solutions themselves that is not a good sign. But it is much, much better to bring problems to managements attention than to fail to do so because they know the manager thinks that doing so is weak. It is the attitude that problems are not to be shared that is weak, in my opinion.