How do you know a problem solver? Well, from one’s attitude to a problem or challenge, you can tell if he/she is the right person, or whether you need to look elsewhere for solution.
If you are called to solve a problem, and you start by asking for who caused the problem, just know that you are not the right candidate to address the situation at hand. A problem solver is quite different from a truth finder, if you don’t know what you are called to do, you will be wasting people’s time, asking the wrong questions of course.
A problem solver starts by proposing solutions, once he/she learns what the problem is. If you start asking the people looking up to you, what do we do? Then you are a misfit. If they know what can be done, you shouldn’t be there in the first place. But if you ask whether so and so have been done, it shows that you have something to contribute; do not increase people’s suffering with your irrelevant questions, you don’t help them by doing so.
If someone is bleeding, you don’t start by asking who caused it or who did the cut; rather your first thought or act must be to stop the bleeding, and then ask questions later.
Leadership is about solving problems, taking responsibilities. If you are looking for whom to blame, then you are not fit for purpose.