Saturday, February 11, 2017

How do you help yourself and your organization with better execution?

1. Pick an idea quickly.
 Too often we fail because we wait too long for the ‘perfect’ idea. There are a million ways to get done what you need to get done. Just pick one, and move forward.

2. Create an accountable timeline to execute.
 It’s easy to say you’ll do something then not do it. It’s harder to say you’ll do something, then tell your executives the exact date they can plan on having it done.

3. Ask for help.
 HR and TA leaders fail more often because they try to do too much on their own. Find the most talented people you can to help you execute your ideas and make sure they sign off on your timeline.

4. Make your idea execution public, up front.
 Executions fail most often because people that the idea impacts don’t buy into the idea. By making what you do known on the front side, you build in time to make adjustments when you run into roadblocks. Plus, it’s more built-in accountability to complete.

5. Schedule regular communication updates of your execution to your executives.
 Communicate both good happenings and bad happenings to your execution. Always reminding all parties the end result and why ‘we’ are doing what we are doing.

PS : Ideas without action are useless. The best leaders are not the ones with the best ideas. The best leaders in every organization are the ones who can best execute the ideas they are given. Ideas are worthless without proper execution.

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