Are Thorny Problems Drawing Your Full Attention From Your Cause?

Ian Sampson & our other skilled facilitators can help you tackle and conquer those thorny problems - now and in the future
Ian Sampson & our other skilled facilitators can help you tackle and conquer those thorny problems – now and in the future

Can you relate to this?

You are part of an Executive Leadership team in an organisation – maybe the CEO or a Senior Executive – and have hit a problem that is seemingly so intractable that it is consuming an inordinate part of your work time and possibly keeping you awake at night. As you wrestle with this problem other negative side-effects seem to develop – your attention is drawn from the main game and possibly you start feeling vulnerable about how the person or Board you report to is thinking about your leadership capacity in this situation.

If this scenario is familiar to you, take heart, you are not alone.  So many Leaders we have worked with have expressed these sentiments, prompting us to resolve to try to do something about it.

Inspired by Einstein who said “no problem was ever resolved with the same level of consciousness that created it” we set about to develop a problem solving approach that assists Leaders to generate new thinking, new insights, new ways forward, new states of alignment with  a minimum amount of input from us. We call the approach Powerful Leadership in Action and I talk about it in more detail in a short video here

Of course, it goes without saying that Powerful Leadership in Action is totally consistent with Cause and Effective’s service ethos. We do NOT visit and analyse and write reports. We do NOT run training programs that give you models on how to think about situations but don’t actually address the situations that need breakthroughs.

What we DO is work as partners with you in effectively and confidentially resolving the specific problem you want to address.

About the Author: Ian Sampson (B.Comm., LLB., FAICD, FAIM), is a Cause and Effective Associate ( He is a Strategic Advisor to Boards, an Executive Coach and a Powerful Leadership in Action Facilitator. To arrange to talk to Ian or one of our other skilled team members about how Powerful Leadership in Action can help you solve your thorny problem contact us here.

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Thats our take on things. Over to you, please add to the discussion.

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