Into Week 3 now. Having used PowerPoint to define and secure executive buy-in to a simple story that will guide our external messaging, it’s time to get the organization behind that story and the ideas that comprise it. As any good consultant will tell you… once you have the answer, the real work begins.
The biggest misconception about being an executive is that once you get the title, you can make stuff happen by fiat. It doesn’t work that way. As I detailed in a post a while back, being an executive isn’t about being given the authority to make things happen in an organization. It’s about developing the power to get people moving in the direction the organization needs them to move… More here.