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Make ideas happen. Part # 2


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Make ideas happen. Part # 2

  1. 1. Make ideas happen Part # 2
  2. 2. Question # 1 Are you using social media?
  3. 3. In more successful transformation efforts, executives use all existing communication channels to broadcast the vision. John Kotter.
  4. 4. Question # 2 Are you coaching people?
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  6. 6. Question # 3 Are you giving people feedback?
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  8. 8. Question # 4 Are you responding to negative expressions head-on?
  9. 9., location 1430. Negative expression The idea is interesting, but it is not the right time. We need to wait until…. Response The best time is almost always when you have people excited and committed to make something happen. And that’s now.
  10. 10. Adapted from, location 1530. Negative expression We don’t really have the skills to do this. Response We have much of what we need, and we can and will get the rest. Let’s go.
  11. 11., location 1200. Negative expression Your proposal doesn’t go nearly far enough. Response Maybe, but our idea will get us started moving in the right direction and will do so without further delay.
  12. 12. Further inspiration
  13. 13. Question # 5 Are you communicating passionately?
  14. 14. One of the most common ways to overcome resistance to change is to educate people about it beforehand. Communication of ideas helps people see the need for and the logic of a change.
  15. 15. To get your ideas heard, be passionate, share your enthusiasm.
  16. 16. Sources Gary Hamel
  17. 17. Further inspiration
  18. 18. Question # 6 Are you bringing in fresh inputs from outside?
  19. 19. When Jamie Oliver wanted to change the eating habits of kids at a school in the USA, he got their attention with a single, disgusting image: A truckload of pure animal fat. Example
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  21. 21. Rational engagement focus Emotional input from outside Emotional engagement focus External change driver Internal change driver
  22. 22. Question # 7 Are you celebrating success?
  23. 23. 3 ways to celebrate success 1. Write tweets praising people for what they do. 2. Write a handwritten note to people who have done great. 3. Invite a person out for a “walk and talk” with a cup of coffee. Adapted from
  24. 24. Celebrate successes using handwritten notes
  25. 25. Further inspiration
  26. 26. Question # 8 Are you asking for forgiveness rather than for permission?
  27. 27. If you see an opportunity, go for it! Hamel, Gary: The Future of Management, p. 112.
  28. 28. Question # 9 Are you working with people who want change?
  29. 29. Surround yourself with people you want to be.
  30. 30. Further inspiration
  31. 31. Make ideas happen Part # 1