“Our problems today cannot be solved with the same level of thinking with which they were created” - Albert Einstein
Taking Albert Einstein’s advice it seems we have to make a shift in our thinking as leaders to come up with solutions to the pressing problems we face today.
This means as leaders, we have to put in a fair measure of intellectual effort to raise the level of our thinking to meet the demands of the world we live in. We unfortunately very often become lazy in our thinking. We get comfortable thinking on a certain level where we had success, previously coming up with a solution to a previous problem.
The risk in stagnating in your level of thinking lies in the sacrifice of creativity you make. Creative thinking thrives on energy and new thoughts. It presupposes a different and higher level of thinking. Creativity and solution orientated thinking goes hand in hand.
Solution thinking therefore requires you to elevate your level of thought. While drawing on creativity to find solutions, leaders has to think on a higher level. Leaders practising solution thinking do not find themselves blinded by the problem or challenge they face. Continue Reading…