A very interesting article by Thomas Davenport H. James Wilson in Optimize Magazine discusses the subject of “idea practitioners” – “someone who has developed a “practice” of idea implementation, a task that’s much harder than idea generation. Idea practitioners determine what makes sense for their companies, modify the ideas to suit their needs, and mobilize their organizations to make those real. In many cases, they’re idea creators and translators as well as users. They take risks and often use hard-earned social capital to advance ideas they care about.”
There are a zillion “strategic plans” gathering dust in binders on shelves. The key is putting the ideas into action. Talking is easy. What I like is putting ideas to work and making things happen.
This article is fascinating in its approach to this subject. I enjoyed it, too, because it places its finger on one of the things I enjoy most.