How To Counter Criticism Of Your Million Dollar Idea

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The best entrepreneurs and business professionals learn to anticipate these push-backs before they happen, and respond calmly and effectively. I like the specifics on how to do this in a new book, “The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough,” by leadership expert Samuel B. Bacharach, Cornell Professor and cofounder of the Bacharach Leadership Group.Bacharach details seven possible criticisms that every leader with a good idea should anticipate, and provides guidance on how to overcome each.

 

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Got Credibility? 3 Keys To Convincing Others You Can Deliver

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To accomplish anything in the workplace – to move your agenda forward – you have to be credible. You can’t just say, “Hey, I’ve got a great idea. Let’s do it.” When presenting your idea, project, or solution, you have to demonstrate that you understand the problem or situation inside and out, and that you’re sensitive to internal concerns and pressures. You also need to show that you have the capacity and willingness to go the distance.

 

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How to Overcome the Fear of New Ideas

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Whenever you propose a new project or plan, you need to win the support of others. But moving your agenda forward will inevitably create anxiety on the part of those whose support you need. Remember, you’re asking them to change and to take risks. You must recognize that, by joining your coalition, they may be entering a place where they feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

 

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