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Making Ideas Happen


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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.

Published in: Business, Technology

Making Ideas Happen

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