When you take an issue to your supervisor, don’t show up without a list of potential ways to fix it. Blair’s process for arriving at a solution: Start by writing down the problem and every remedy you can think of to solve it. Then analyze each solution and eliminate those that don’t solve it fast enough or efficiently enough (e.g., it costs too much money), until you have a plan of action you’d be proud to show your boss. Then go talk.
Whether you’re a recent grad entering the workforce or a cubicle vet itching to break free from the daily grind, bank these success secrets from gang member-turned-multimillionaire entrepreneur Ryan Blair.
5. Don’t raise problems without offering solutions
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