Those who succeed possess a daring need for speed.
That’s your reality. If you think your world, industry, company, business model, platform, technology or anything else will look the same a year from now — you’re wrong.
What are you going to do about it? Change things. Change things big. Don’t think small – be daring. Start with these ideas – they might be too radical, but maybe they are what is needed.
1. Hire people you don’t like. Otherwise, you have a team that is all the same. You end up with sameness, oneness, a monoculture of thinking that will kill any creativity you might have left.
2. Stop searching for common ground. Too many people try to accommodate every viewpoint. It’s often a waste of time since your efforts will lead to a mishmash of a complicated, ugly, unconnected idea. That will fail, in spectacular fashion.
3. Seek the consensus – do the opposite. In fact, to avoid groupthink, see what the group is thinking, and do the opposite thing!
4. Kill the committee. They kill ideas. They stifle creativity. They smother opportunity. They are a blight on the concept of creativity.
5. Find the danger zone – pursue it. You are probably complacent, and so is your team. Avoid that by finding the riskiest path – and do it. Now.
6. Look outside. The answer to your dilemma probably isn’t where you think it is. You won’t find it with the ‘usual suspects.’ It’s hidden, mysterious, out on the edges. Get out of your comfort zone and go find it.
7. Get over yourself. You might not be that bright. No one is. Listen to other people — particularly those who don’t think as you do.
8. Banish excuses. The world is fast. Get over it. You need to do, not find reasons not to do.
9. Ride the friction. Teams that are in alignment work ok. Angry teams make better teams.
10. Get momentum. Pick up the speed. Kill the calendar. Set bold goals. Get it done yesterday.
11. Stop motivating – start leading. Make the decisions that others are not able to!
12. Go with your gut. Over-analysis will inhibit your ability to do what you know is the right thing.
13. Don’t commit. Maybe you’ll get it wrong the first time around. Try it again. Pivot and re-pivot.
14. Challenge people. They are all unsure about what to do, but want to try, and might have their own unique ideas. Let them try.
15. Don’t fear the results. Learn from them.
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