A little bit of good advise. Keep an open mind even on your pride and joy project
If you are anything like me, you find it pretty easy to sit on the outside and pronounce judgment on others’ foibles, follies and plain old dumb ideas. If you are anything like me, it’s also easy to be oblivious to our own misadventures in the same or similar realms.
I’ve worked on growth and innovation strategies for most of my career. On occasion we did not make the progress we wanted because we were short on ideas and inspiration. Much of the time, however, it was because someone in a position of authority was holding on to something they had birthed and they weren’t willing to let it go. If I’m honest, sometimes that person was me.
When we put our heart and soul into something it is often difficult to see it objectively. When our ego becomes attached to that concept’s success–when the strategy and our sense of…
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