Tuesday July 1, 2014 #640
“Great ideas need landing gear, as well as wings.” ~C. O. Jackson
In any team there are idea generators and there are executers. Both talents are necessary for great ideas to become actionable and their potential to be realized. It is rare (and wonderful!) to find an individual who possesses great skills in ideation and execution – and if you find them, keep them! Most people however, will be more skilled in one or the other. Executers may get frustrated in brainstorming sessions, and ideators can feel trapped by the rules of effective execution. Your job as leader is to understand your team’s individual skills and leverage them. Use your idea generators when brainstorming is needed, decide on an idea to take forward, and give it to the executers to make it happen.