A Reflection On The Problem Solving Skills Essay

1032 Words Oct 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Problem Solving
It is the effectiveness of one skills that truly define a leader. Ultimately, “leadership skills are defined in this chapter as the ability to use one’s knowledge and competencies to accomplish a set of goals or objectives (Northouse, 2015, p. 44). For the most part I would say my problem solving skills are fairly decent. I am not paralyzed by difficulty or unforeseen issues. I actually regard my problem-solving capabilities as one of my gifts because “according to Mumford, Zaccaro, Harding, et al. (2000), problem-solving skills are a leader’s creative ability to solve new and unusual, ill-defined organizational problems” (Northouse, 2015, p. 48). Thus, these “skills include being able to define significant problems, gather problem information, formulate new understandings about the problem, and generate prototype plans for problem solutions” (Northouse, 2015, p. 48). For example, I work in social media advertising. At my past place of work, all of our Facebook accounts that we advertise off of were being banned or shut off by Facebook. No one could figure out why, virtual we could not do our jobs anymore if this were the case. Our CEOs were out of the country and the manager was clueless and seemed to not really care. All of the advertising staff were extremely worried but no one was proactive. Everyone just sat around and did nothing for 2 days. As soon as it happened, I began to do some research as to why this was occurring. I reached out to a…

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