Leaders are problem solvers

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

If you want to be a leader, be a problem solver. Schools, like all institutions, are full of problems that need to be solved. Your peers will experience all manner of problems during their schooling years and your family will encounter a myriad of complications. It is a fact of life that in this world you will have trouble.

But many people don’t like problems. They often try to ignore them, grow weary of them and do everything they can to get away from them. If, however, you are willing to tackle problems, people will look to you as a leader. Your problem-solving skills will always be required and called on because your school and your peers will always have problems.

The first step to being a problem solver is changing your perspective. If you call a problem a problem, it stays a problem. But if you call a problem an opportunity, it reframes your thinking and your emotional inclination.