Implementation and Execution are critical
My Three R’s for getting it right.
So you’re all pumped up after a fantastic workshop or conference session.
But, before you storm in and turn your organization’s strategic initiatives upside down in the name of progress, take a seat, take a breath, and spend some “quality” time and critically look at the ideas you are revved up about.
Run your ideas and takeaways through the three R’s of implementation to determine which ones should be brought to the table at your next team meeting.
Identify which elements of a session apply to your association, always keeping in mind your available resources – meaning you, your staff and volunteers.
A conference speaker should know the audience, and therefore tailor their content to be relevant to that audience. It is essential to be able to identify the ideas presented that apply to the work your organization does.
“Keeping it Real” is a primary key to successfully implementing new ideas. Establishing unrealistic goals and strategies can be just as demoralizing as not having any at all.
Getting inspired by ten amazing ideas during a workshop or conference can be exhilarating; but how about selecting one or two to start with? It is essential to build momentum and a real sense of accomplishment when you tackle the big hairy audacious idea.
Brainstorm with your team.
What is everyone capable of doing today?
Are there areas where they could be more efficient?
What is needed to tackle the new ideas you are proposing?
Review and address any challenges or roadblocks you envision before moving forward.
Refine what you have learned to fit within your organization’s existing current strategies. You don’t have to follow precisely the tips and strategies a workshop or conference speaker shares with you. You will probably find that you will be more successful by tweaking these ideas and “making them your own.”
If members of your team were in attendance with you, schedule a meeting when you return to the office. Discuss the takeaways you captured and consider what you can handle and implement today.
For the team members that weren’t able to attend, share any available session recordings from the conference so they can get a sense of what has inspired you. If none are available, be sure to take detailed notes so you can share a summary of what you learned (and why it’s significant) with your team.
Taking the inspiring ideas learned at a conference and putting them into actionable strategies requires critical thinking, collaboration, and above all, patience. Remember, changing the world takes a little time. Keep the faith!
DELIVERING WHAT YOU PROMISE and getting your team to do the sameDo you meet the obligations, promises, goals and commitments made to yourself and to others?
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study in 2010 on accountability and found out that the probability of completing a goal is:
- 10% – If you have an idea or a goal actually.
- 25% – If you consciously decide you will do it.
- 40% – If you decide when you will do it.
- 50% – If you plan how you will do it.
- 65% – If you commit to someone, you will do it.
- 95% – If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Book your FREE Unboxing Session with me ‘The Accountability Guy’ and we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and we’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward. Each Unboxing Session includes:
- 60-90min obligation-free Zoom chat about your goals, promises and commitments
- Examine your priorities
- Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines
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I’m Darren Finkelstein ‘The Accountability Guy’
I’m a sought-after, highly experienced Accountability Coach, Business Advisor & Mentor. I work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners and their teams. Also, I am a conference and event speaker on all matters of accountability and getting stuff done.
My past experience includes working at Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. Then, building a successful entrepreneurial business for 15-years in the marine and lifestyle industry until we successfully sold and exited. I’m the author of three bestselling and award-winning books and are a part-time summer presenter in Melbourne on radio 3AW.
Accountability is my specialty; it’s a tool that I’ve mastered for my business over many years. It held me in good stead at Apple, and it kept me ahead of the game in our business. The result is that I’m incredibly focussed, well organised and outcome-driven which has led to my business success. Yet for others, accountability frequently makes people nervous, as it requires us to step up our game, be introspective and hold ourselves to account, which can be very uncomfortable initially until you harness the power and momentum it generates, with the realisation how powerful it is, and how effective you could become.
Did you know that the A-word ‘accountability’, is regularly misspelt and often misunderstood? Businesses don’t really understand the difference between responsibility and accountability? Both are cousins but not the same. You see, you are responsible for things and accountable to people, hence the confusion. To me, being accountable means ‘doing the things you say you are going to do’, and ‘getting your team to do the same’.
Work with me directly and I’ll keep you accountable, hold you to your commitments, promises and goals in my One-On-One Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team would like to join one of my private Mastermind Group Forums, or try my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’. Want to know more about working with me? Visit Working With Me.
It’s my desire to hold everyone in the room to account, which makes me an engaging Speaker on the subject of ‘Accountability’ for your next event, conference or workshop face-to-face or virtual. My goal is to not motivate but to inspire your audience to take action for themselves so they too can implement and execute.
I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share or maybe we can create a totally bespoke and customised package to suit your individual or team needs. For more information, visit my website.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.