December 7, 2023


Advocacy. Mediation. Success.

“No Problem” is Shirking Your Responsibility

“When you say, “no problem,” you’re letting by yourself off the hook, refusing to admit what was claimed and closing the door for a practical interaction. Mainly because there is a problem. Discovering what the problem is is far improved than denying it.”

This, from consummate marketer and creator, Seth Godin.

I am as responsible as everyone in not coaching by giving immediate constructive suggestions. When an individual apologizes for an error I’m the very first to say “no problem.”

Thursday evening, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz was lighting it up from the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA playoff video game. He was putting up 3-pointer after 3 3-pointer and driving to the hoop time and once again on the way to a 30-seven issue video game.

After hitting another 3-pointer to pull absent in the vicinity of the end of the video game, with the Utah crowd going wild, Jazz mentor, Quinn Snyder, grabbed Mitchell by the jersey to mentor him on how to transfer on the court right before he normally takes the shot. A shot he manufactured, not missed.

While many gamers would have blown off their mentor, Mitchell nodded, properly indicating, ‘Got it.” At only 20-four many years aged and starting to be one particular of the ideal gamers in the league, Mitchell was on the lookout to get improved. And Snyder was on the lookout to get his group to the NBA Finals.

It’s like Godin claims,

“Feedback is a gift. It allows you know specifically what the other human being needs or requirements. After you get the gift, it’s up to you to acknowledge it or not. But shutting down suggestions with an argument or by showing ungrateful tends to make it fewer possible you’ll be made available it once again. And if you’re obtaining suggestions from a purchaser or a prospect, shutting it down tends to make it possible that they’ll stroll absent and acquire their awareness and their have confidence in someplace else.”

I want I was 50 percent the mentor Snyder is. Looking at Snyder’s interaction with Mitchell, I understood even though that there was a good deal I had to offer my group users by way of constructive suggestions and coaching.

Declaring “no problem” is just shirking my obligation to my group users and the group as a full.