Like many people, when asked to pinpoint their biggest problem, leaders typically describe the symptom of the challenge, not the underlying cause. At the root of any problem is the primary cause that produces a myriad of symptoms. When leaders address the symptoms and not the problem, they miss the mark. This is akin to cutting off the top of a noxious plant but leaving the root to produce the weed all over again.
Listen here to the 15 minute discussion we had around this Field Notes entry:
I often see teams who are good at getting to the root cause of issues, get stuck in implementing a solution to fix because the optimal solution is not available or possible at the current moment. Don't get stuck at this point. Move forward and implement the 'next best solution'. It is still better than no solution at all. More than likely, the optimal solution will present itself at a later point in time.
Fabulous ! Love the way to reframe the question!