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Part I: Obtaining Executive Support for Your Initiative

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Obtaining leadership buy-in is essential to move forward any major project or initiative forward.Whether obtaining needed resources or changing workplace culture, leadership support is critical when venturing into new territory or making significant changes.But how do you get that support? Align with organization priorities (what does the executive...
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Part II: Maintaining Executive Support for Your Initiative

blog-post-5-exe_51681314 Executive support is not a one time event - make sure you maintain it!
 Hold regular meetings Once you have the attention of your executive, it is important that you keep that attention.Set a meeting schedule and stick to it. This helps set a battle rhythm for your project to keep things moving. For a major project I managed, I set meetings every other month. As the project neared its delivery date, I moved to a ...
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Part III: You Have Executive Support. Now What?

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Act like it is going to happen In Part I, I mentioned making executive support public.For any complex project, it is important to develop a constituency – a group of stakeholders who will benefit or play a role in the initiative's success.The broader your initiative's constituency, the better its chances for success.Part of building a broad constit...
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6 Reasons Why We Should Be Willing to Return Our Client’s Money

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Bawn is making a bold statement to its attorney clients: if they are not satisfied with our investigative work, we will return their funds. The initial response wasn't exactly resounding: "Are you crazy?" When we outline the reasons why we should hold ourselves to this standard, we feel it is the best course of action for both Bawn and its clients....
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How Leaders can Foster a Culture of Innovation

Throughout private industry and government, employees and managers are constantly being exhorted to be innovative. We set up innovation teams, labs, and contests to encourage employees to do more with technology. They are told "Be Innovative!" and to go forth a create the next market disrupting idea.

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