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ability to build the future we envision.
to influence future action. The goal is to lesson ambiguity with a mix of
mindset and foresight. The reason is that the early decisions in any
undertaking impact the actions you take.
1: Build relationships as you build your ideas.
help identify the social network that map out the people who help us succeed.
It asks who are the catalysts, connectors, promoters, and enablers.
are either formal or informal relationships.
divisional, or organizational level.
blind spots in areas where people capital can be integral for success.
2: Excite current and new champions with a vision.
Statement whose goal is to get the story down to essentials and convey the key
points of value. This vision helps others create a mental picture of the impact
and value of this project. The drafting process works like Mad Libs. You fill
in the blanks:
________________________________________ we will make this vision real in
3: Help others see what is coming next
NewCo Four-Up, which summarizes the essence of your plan according to the
promotion of the concept, the strategy, the competitive advantages, and the
path of change. So, at this end of this exercise you have defined the What,
Where, Why, and How as a working definition.
descriptive and generative.
4: Practice Receiving Ideas
ideas and getting feedback.
your audience and how well your communication is being received, more
important, how well you listen and receive feedback.
practice these Buddy Check storytelling and turn them into project evangelists
and good listeners.
and to learn and refine the story arc by receiving valuable feedback.
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