Hence, increasingly, they kept clear with Ian, knowing that if they will dared to broach injuries (particularly insoluble people!) they would incur the wrath. It didn take Ian lengthy to realise that the direct reports were failing to provide results and he became exceedingly frustrated about the lack of progress. Naturally he remonstrated with them, explaining over and above again the importance of proposing solutions. what you paid for to spot challenges and produce SOLUTIONS! But it was to be able to no avail. The more Ian fretted, the more his special reports took fright and endured solution paralysis. Eventually, Ian called a uncertainty meeting and demanded an explanation. the problem? he shrieked, slamming his fist down to the table. But his direct reviews, flabbergasted to hear Ian using the P word, couldn bring themselves to share with him that the issue was him! Advice to Ian.