I love to take those quizzes on facebook, you know the ones that tell you what type of Dog you are or what type of friend! I took one today that asked what type of influencer are you (and yes it did ask for me to purchase something at the end but I didn't) but what I found really interesting was the results.
It said I am a go getter, at first I was like, cool! That totally describes me, but then it went on to say why that may not be the best thing!
You see I tend to focus on the solution and not really worry about the problem. Sounds good right? I mean get stuff done!! But what I might be missing is that people want to be part of the solution AND more importantly have the problem acknowledged.
This was feedback I got from my boss recently. I made a mistake and he said he wasn't so worried about the error but that I instead of acknowledging the problem, I just went into solver mode. Making the client feel like I didn't take the problem seriously.
While I felt I had taken the problem seriously, I mean why not I fixed it right? I hadn't acknowledged the issue.
A bit of an eye opener for me for sure!
So my question to all of you, is what type of influencer are you? Are you like me? A get it done or do you prefer to learn about the problem and work to solve it?