So that may be stating the obvious, but in the age of collaboration and connection which we live in, it’s easy to think that groups of people solve problems.
Yes, Open Source software is awesome.
Yes, so is Wikipedia.
Yes, so it that team at your company who launched the latest project.
But what’s easy to forget is that each of these group collaborations was started by an individual. Solving a problem takes one person to care enough about it to start fixing it.
Building a team around that person comes next.
So if you see a problem, whether it’s in your job, in your community, or in the world at large, remember that it will need someone – ONE PERSON – to step up and take the initiative to solve it.
One person. Yes there can be a team, and many problems can’t be solved alone, but every team needs a leader. Without a leader, teams lack the clear cause and direction to gather round.
So if you see an unsolved problem, ask yourself who’s leading the cause to fix it. Should it be you?