Good executives focus on opportunities rather than problems. Problems have to be taken care of, of course; they must not be swept under the rug. But problem solving, however necessary, does not produce results. It prevents damage. Exploiting opportunities produces results. [..] Effective executives put their best people on opportunities rather than on problems.
- From “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done”
by Peter F. Drucker