How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 7 – use your strengths

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Reading Time: 6 minutes If there is one strategy that comes close to being a silver bullet for almost anything you want to achieve, it’s to use your strengths. It’s so important that I also covered it in my previous series on how to have great ideas. In this article, I’ll cover the vital importance of using your strengths, … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 6 – get a coach

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Reading Time: 6 minutes The “get a coach” strategy is one that works in so many aspects of our work and life. That’s why it also featured in my previous series on how to have great ideas. There are many benefits to having a coach. And we have moved on from the times when having a coach was seen … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 5 – involve others

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Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve read through my previous series on how to have great ideas, ‘involve others’ will be a familiar strategy for you. There’s an excellent reason for including it again in this series about converting great ideas into great results. Why? Because in most change efforts, we get better results together than we do alone. … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 4 – set goals and track progress

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Reading Time: 8 minutes This article addresses one of the most important aspects of any change process – to set goals and track progress. Change programmes always face challenges. Two of the most common are having doubters in the group, and not yet knowing the ideal solution(s). When we kick off a change programme, or even a single experiment, … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 3 – experiment

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Every discovery in human history has started out as some kind of experiment, but for some reason, the older we get, the less likely we are to experiment. But, as the cliché goes, if we do what we’ve always done, we’ll get what we’ve always got. Embracing experiments is a smart way to get great … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 2 – align your actions to your vision

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Hand-in-hand with prioritising your ideas, it’s vital to align your actions to your vision. When we don’t align things properly, we waste an awful lot of time and energy on ideas that deliver the results we want. There’s no point polishing the silverware if you’re planning to eat with chopsticks! Every action flows uphill Everything … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 1 – prioritise

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Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s one thing to have a bunch of great ideas, it’s entirely another to turn those ideas into great results. The first step in the process is to prioritise your ideas. We start by considering the importance of prioritising your great ideas and then look at some tools for helping you to do so. Why … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: why we struggle to get started

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Reading Time: 4 minutes As leaders and managers, we often have a secret dream of finding the one great idea that will turbo-charge our teams and deliver extraordinary results. But we just don’t know how to get started. Why it can be so hard to get started: we’re stuck in a rut Back in the days of travelling by … Read more

Series: How to turn great ideas into great results

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to my series on “How to turn great ideas into great results”. On this page, you’ll find links to the articles I’ve written detailing strategies for moving from ideas to outputs. As each new strategy is published, I will link to it here. So, check back regularly for new content, or sign up to … Read more