By Patti Bancroft
As Vice President of Professional Services, Patti Bancroft manages the Professional Services team, which is responsible for designing and delivering AchieveGlobal’s customized consulting, training, and measurement solutions. During her 20 years of employment at AchieveGlobal, Ms. Bancroft has worked with companies of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 organizations, and with all levels of management to develop appropriate position-related skills.
Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
At AchieveGlobal, we believe in the power of new ideas to help an organization grow in the right direction, solve operational issues, and build customer relationships and subscriber loyalty.
But how can leaders help workers germinate their ideas from “seeds” into full-grown realities?
A series of questions that guide discussion can facilitate this process, helping to develop an innovative idea and moving it forward toward actualization. Through an “Idea Coaching Planner,” leaders can help others:
- Recognize the idea or vision and the rationale behind the idea
- Focus on how the idea will help the organization’s customers
- Identify information or technology needed to move the idea forward
- Ascertain support needed from management to develop the idea further
For the growing, future-focused organization, ideas and imagination are everything. But without fostering the right thought processes, these ideas remain just that: locked away and untapped, full of growth potential but without a way to unlock the possibilities and allow the idea to flourish.
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