According to Forbes, persuasion is a “top leadership and communication skill.” In order to persuade others and encourage real change, you need to learn how to present and explain your ideas in a way that’s easy for your audience to understand and digest.

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Reflect on how to bring a problem and solution to your meeting

Learning how to bring a problem and solution is fundamental in developing and honing your communication skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

Do you come with problems or solutions?

Exercises to help you come in with a problem and solution

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your communication skills can allow you to bring a problem and solution to your meeting.  

  • Clearly state the problem at hand to your team. Be clear, concise, and succinct when providing context to the issue.
  • Research alternative ways to combat the issue. Do your due diligence by covering all possible implications and anticipating questions from your team.
  • Provide your recommended proposals to your team. Present the top 3 choices and consider: “Here are the 3 options we have. I recommend going with the last one because…”

Additional resources to help you bring a problem and solution

The key to managing teams you can’t see: Make everyone accountable to each other
When teams hold each other accountable, they’re more likely to cross the finish line together.
Before Making Decisions, Decide How to Decide
Good choices at defining moments on defining matters spell the difference for people, organizations, and societies.
Good Leadership Is About Communicating “Why”
It’s easy to get bogged down in “what” and “how.”

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