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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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Sort Ideas: Today, Tomorrow, and the Future
Looking into the future can often be overwhelming. In time management and productivity, there’s an old saying: “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “one bite at a time.” Many people have said that by breaking a project down into bites, anyone can handle it.
One highly respected consultant had a habit of overwhelming his clients. He would do what he called a “business analysis” and create for them a roadmap into the future. However, all too often the roadmap became so overwhelming that people just wanted to throw up their hands and give up.
Assignment
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” Write this on a 3 × 5 card to remind you not to overwhelm your team with new ideas and work, ...

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