If you’ve been to my website recently, you will see a quote by Guy Kawasaki “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard”. Short, sweet, to the point.
Like you I’m sure, I used to go to conferences when I was a COO of a financial advisory firm, great conferences and get lots of innovative and exciting ideas I couldn’t wait to get back to my office and put them into place. I was full of hope each time that “this time would be different” and I’d figure out how to balance being strategic with being a COO of an advisory firm. However, six months later, there they’d be on my credenza. Slide decks containing those great ideas that I had yet to implement or even figure out how to implement.