In every project, we have at least one (or more) moments when we are uniquely positioned to share our insights to our leader and add value to them. And, when it comes times to make our contribution, we can do it wisely…or unwisely.
We cannot present ideas that are “in process”, full of questions, and in draft mode. We cannot bring thoughts formed as unanswered questions. We must present our work as ready to implement. It must be completely thought through. Our conclusions must be well-formed with no stone left unturned.
Why? Once our leader looks at our idea and finds it full of holes, it is very hard to win a second chance to make the pitch. Remember that most leaders think faster and can see higher than we do…so we need to show that we’ve done our homework.
Once they are convinced we haven’t taken shortcuts…when they see that we’ve invested the hard work of thinking…they will let us speak into the project.
Thanks for listening.
Do not give him your presentation drafts, with ideas you would like him to clarify.
If we give our leader incomplete information, they start to wonder what else have we forgotten?what else is missing? What else do I need to think God to fill in the gaps?