Ideas are a dime a dozen; however, when they are shared with a committed listener (think, you!) the ideas can become million dollar solutions. Are you a committed listener for your company? Customers? Vendors? Employees?
Here’s how you get started.
1) Listen from their perspective. Keep your internal chatterbox quiet and brainstorm with a “yes.”
2) Create from the end in mind. Do not get caught up in the “how-to-get-done at this point.” This can become mind numbing, energy draining and idea stopping.
3) When you’ve completed the brainstorming stage, then it’s time to conduct a ROI (return on investment), and be willing to go back to creating new ideas when the numbers are not positive.
(c)Jeannette Seibly, 2010