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Have you ever had a boss who comes back from every conference with two bushels of new ideas for you to start working on right now?
- “Hey, let’s change our process…”
- “I have a new top priority project for you.”
- “I need you to start….”
It’s a gritted-teeth smile you give him or her because you already have a full day/week/month. It’s not that your boss has bad ideas; it’s that you’re busy and you can’t get to the gee-whiz stuff without making a mess of what you’re working on.
I used to be that boss. I’m trying hard not to be that boss anymore. It comes down to how I process the conference’s insights and share them with the rest of the BFO team.
When I hit a session at a conference, I’m trying to close gaps or find tips and tricks to make life or business easier. Rarely do I attend a conference, webinar or other event and come away with a just one big earth-shattering idea. Instead, I walk away with a notebook chock-full of scribbles and ideas that I want to share with a team member of two to move the needle in a specific area.
The old me used to want to share every idea as soon as I picked it up. A good session would trigger me to fire off notes that would tie up slack channels and fill inboxes. Every time I thought I had something amazing, I let loose. I thought I was creating gee whiz, but the only whiz I was creating was a whizzed off team.
When I got back to the office, I couldn’t get my ideas implemented. Heck, I couldn’t even get them any daylight. I put myself in their shoes. That’s when I realized I was the problem. Folks come in every day to bust hump, do great things and keep clients smiling. Then here I come with a notebook full of distractions. Holy smokes, what I saw as inspired genius (in the truest Wile E. Coyote sense) was, to them, nothing more than a series of distractions!
Now, I operate differently. I still take the same notes. I still circle and star ideas. But, I let those ideas sit for a few days, for a week, or for even longer before I even think about sharing nearly all of them.
When I look again at my notebooks. I sort those stars into the great, the bad, and the what-the-hell-does-that-even-mean categories. I cull and do more analysis. I rewrite each great idea in my own words and consider how to apply it at BFO in a tangible way.
It takes some time to turn ideas into initiatives. Once you have given yourself that time, tick down your list of initiatives and ask yourself these questions:
- How big an effect will it have on my business?
- How long will it take?
- How much will it cost?
When you have answers for each initiative, share them with a person you trust to give you feedback and help complete due diligence on the one or two highest-value initiatives.
January 21, 2018 at 08:00PM
Forbes – Entrepreneurs