The Execution of Ideas

It has never been especially difficult for me to develop new ideas. Having an idea is easy. Execution - now that’s the hard part. As as young professional, I was blessed to have a boss who challenged me not to settle for being a mere ideas guy.” Having a good idea wasn’t good enough. He challenged me to implement my ideas, to execute. It’s one thing to have an idea. It’s quite another to have an idea, implement the idea, see it through to completion, and witness first-hand its impact.

In this video, recently posted on, several attendees of the 2011 99% Conference discuss this process of putting their ideas own into action.  I found it to be helpful to hear others’ insights into the execution of ideas.  I hope it is helpful to you, too.

How often do you successfully execute your ideas?  What advice would you give one who desires to implement his or her ideas more often and more effectively?

May 23, 2011