“Bring us your problems”
We're far more aware of our problems than our opportunities. Our problems nag at us, annoy us and paralyze us.
Every organization wrestles with its problems, and is eager to solve them.
When you generously invite people to bring you their problems, they might just do that.
Solving problems—actually solving them, not just claiming you do—solving perceived, urgent problems, is a surefire way to get the world to beat a path to your door. [HT to Adrian for the photo.]