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Making ideas happen ; overcoming the obstacles between vision & reality, by Scott Belsky.

Ideas for new businesses, solutions to world’s problems, and artistic breakthrough’s are common, but great execution is rare.

Let's find out how to execute like a pro.

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  • 1. Making ideas happenovercoming the obstacles between vision & reality
    by Scott Belsky
  • 2. Let’sstart
    genius is
    1percent inspiration
    99percent perspiration
    Ideas for new businesses, solutions to world’s problems, and artistic breakthrough’s are common, but great execution is rare.
  • 3. Threekey steps
    • Organize and execute
    • 4. Engage a Broader Community
    • 5. Develop Leadership skills
  • Organizeandexecute
    every idea is a project
  • 6. Organizeandexecute
    Break every project down into primary components
    • Action Steps
    • 7. Backburner Items
    • 8. References
  • Organizeandexecuteaction steps
    Think of them as to-do lists.
    The more succinctly they’re written the less friction is encountered to accept them.
    • Capture action steps everywhere
    • 9. Keep recording resources readily available
    • 10. Promote ownership to facilitate accountability
    • 11. Foster an action-orientated culture to capitalize on creativity
    • 12. Select personally pleasing recording materials
  • Organizeandexecutebackburneritems
    Sometimes ideas originate that aren’t yet actionable, but may be in the future. These raw ideas are sometimes the best ones.
    • Use a folder or running text document to capture these ideas
    • 13. Periodicallyrevisit these items to purge, keep, or convert to Actions Steps
  • Organizeandexecutereferences
    We’re trained to save notes, sketches, handouts, etc. for future reference, which seldom occurs.
    • Find ways to use modern technology if possible to manage references from projects
    • 14. Write less during meetings, focus on capturing valuable action steps
  • Engagea broadercommunity
    No idea will flourish for 100 percent by lonely geniuses. You will need to collaborate.
  • 15. Engagea broadercommunity
    obsessively focused on the logic of execution, breakings ideas down into organized, actionable elements
    the ability to play the role of both Dreamer and Doer
    always generating new ideas, jumping from new business idea to another
    every team needs to be made out of at least two different types of people.
  • 16. Engagea broadercommunity
    • Share Ideas Liberally
    • 17. Capitalize on Feedback
    • 18. Transparency Boosts Communal Forces
    • 19. Communal Forces Are Best Channelled in Circles
    • 20. Seek Competition
    • 21. Commit Yourself in Order to Commit Others
    • 22. Create Systems for Accountability
  • Developleadershipskills
    “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 23. Developleadershipskills
    • Share Ownership of Your Ideas
    • 24. Leaders Should Talk Last
    • 25. Judge an Be Judged Amidst Conflict
    • 26. Develop Others Through The Power of Appreciation
    • 27. Seek the Hot Spots
    please remember these 4 things
  • 28. Recapevery ideais a project
    Distil Action Steps hidden in the context of emails and create a space of their own
  • 29. Recapevery ideais a project
    Devise a system to incorporate both personal and professional Action Steps. The most productive people allow these worlds to collide.
  • 30. Recapevery ideais a project
    Actively accept or reject a delegated Action Step given by another team member or a project manager. A ‘delegated’ Action Step isn’t truly delegated until it’s actively accepted.
  • 31. Recapevery ideais a project
    Define and organize tasks for all your projects. Once done you can move about between projects with minimal downtime.
  • 32. Thank you!
    Question and feedback?
    send me an e-mail at hans@zerocontent.nl
    or find me on twitter at @jcvangent
    Read more from me at