How to Get the Team to Buy Into Your Ideas

The most important ideas in business – the ones that revolutionize processes – are usually met with resistance, resentment, skepticism, and misunderstanding. To help your best ideas succeed, take this four-step approach:

  1. Pre-sell the idea to the power mavens. Get feedback and make revisions.
  2. Re-sell the same idea to the same power mavens. Get feedback and make revisions.
  3. Make your big, formal presentation to the proper group.
  4. Follow up with multiple small meetings with all the implementers until you have their cooperation.
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