I recently watched a documentary called “Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem,” produced by PBS in 2014. You may already know about the Honey Badger via the YouTube sensation that notes, “Honey badger is bad ass,” which is how I was introduced to the Honey Badger. After watching the documentary I’ve come to the conclusion the Honey Badger is one of the smartest and craziest animals ever put on this earth. I’ve also realized the problem-solving skills of the Honey Badger are an excellent coaching example for any employee, no matter who you work for or what position you hold. Let me clarify: I am NOT suggesting you become a master of mayhem. I think we all experience enough of that in life and business. I am suggesting the Honey Badger provides a great illustration for what it means to problem solve with tenacity and focus.
The Honey Badger does not understand the concept of “no.” When this animal wants something, he/she figures out how to get it. The animal has determination, is relentless, fearless, and demonstrates veracity. The Honey Badger never gives up! In situations that might look hopeless in achieving its goal, the Honey Badger considers and evaluates all avenues of possibility. It is a very determined animal demonstrating teachable concepts for humans.
As I work with leaders across various industries I consistently hear frustration regarding employees who don’t know how to problem solve and seemingly surrender to perceived road blocks. The Honey Badger opened my eyes to the challenge of problem solving. In our modern Western culture of comfort and immediate gratification, problem solving is not something many are being taught. I’m talking about people who have lived in a world where they are more protected than possibly those who grew up 50+ years ago. To that point, what is frustrating many leaders and managers is the need to teach problem solving skills. We want to believe that others should just know how to address barriers to success, but the fact is, problem solving skills need to be coached the same way learning management and leadership does. Yes, it’s time consuming, but those with less experience will become better employees, managers, and leaders when we make the effort to invest in teaching problem solving skills. Trust me, mayhem will dominate your world if you don’t start teaching others this skill.
Honey Badger Problem Solving
A new one day workshop to help you and your staff stop the mayhem and achieve your goals!
Workshop sessions include -
- The nuances of problem solving
- Learning to connect the dots
- Tenaciousness vs. Bothersome
- Building your resources
- Becoming fearless
- Real life experience assessment
- Putting your new skills to work NOW
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