Problem Solving #4: Asking Lots of Bad Questions

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When a team member approaches and shares a tough situation, most leaders will start to go into problem solving mode. If you’re in this situation, you probably have lots of ideas and solutions swirling through your head. You have lots of experience and want to know what’s going on.

So you start furiously beating the Question Pinata…and here come the questions raining down! “Did you do this? Did you call Joe? Did you reset it? Did you check the…?” It’s easy to start asking lots of easy (and bad) questions, building momentum that actually isn’t helpful, or even make the situation worse.  

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