Execution requires the right people at each step | What does a growth champion look like? | Keep your presentation moving to create engagement
September 30, 2019
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Execution requires the right people at each step
Executing a plan requires more than approval, as you need to ensure you have the budget, personal commitments and the expertise to complete each step, writes Diana Peterson-More. She cites a proposal to create training videos for incoming employees that failed because "no one on the team was capable of creating the videos, nor did anyone work in the company's library."
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What does a growth champion look like?
Leaders who foster growth make it a priority in mindset and resources, aren't afraid to fail and are constantly telling stories about times of growth, according to research from McKinsey. "Growth leaders make growth the central focus of everyone in the business by creating a common belief and language" around stories and metrics, the authors write.
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Keep your presentation moving to create engagement
Motion can be engaging, whether it's videos in your slides and or moving yourself around the stage, writes Amy Boone. "Standing behind a lectern or using boring, stationary slides won't engage an audience who has adapted to a world in motion," she writes.
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