Thursday, December 2, 2010
Don't shoot--this is a great idea
We’re all been there…It’s too expensive…Not invented here….It’s been done…It won’t work…We tried it back in the day…blah blah.
Everyone’s a critic.
Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, takes some of this on.
If you are so frustrated you feel like quitting your job over an idea you cannot get across, try to counter these negatives.
Lorne A. Whitehead, she says, has written a book called BUY IN (Harvard Business Review).
If someone says, this is not really a problem—say, “To someone with this problem, it does not look small.”
No one else is doing this—“First time for everything.”
It didn’t work before—“Well, conditions have changed.”
This isn’the time—“The best time is when people are excited and committed—which is now.”
It’s too much work, we are already overwhelmed—“Well, working on something exciting will raise our energy level.”
Sometimes maybe you need to say, “Quit being such a dope.”