Management Tip of the Day: Kill more good ideas

Wed Nov 3, 2010 9:47am EDT
 
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BOSTON (Reuters) - The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"To come up with a few good ideas, you need to generate a lot of bad ones. And to give your good ideas a chance of reaching their full potential, you need to do some serious pruning. But don't just get rid of the bad ideas -- kill some good ones as well.

Focusing on too many ideas requires thinly spreading your resources. For your truly good ideas to make it to market, they need a concentrated focus and the resources to fully develop them. Make the tough choices and pull the plug on good ideas that aren't quite good enough."

- Today's management tip was adapted from "If You're the Boss, Start Killing More Good Ideas" by Robert I. Sutton.

 
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