November 3, 2010 / 12:28 PM / 7 years ago

Management Tip of the Day: Kill more good ideas

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.

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”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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