What is your idea for today?

by | Nov 20, 2013 | Uncategorized

I am lucky to have been a part of a big conference and trade show the past few days in Orlando, Florida on behalf of our long term partner, The Vendome Group. During this show, I had a great conversation with a great friend and SRE supporter, Mike Whittington from Mike Whittington and Associates and although we didn’t have much time to talk, we did talk about the power of staying sharp.  Not just staying mired in the planning process, but being on an event floor and executing- seeing your ideas come to life, and your diligence making your client look good.  He has many clients and gets to see so many approaches to similar problems.  This gives Mike the edge to be able to offer his clients not just service, but ideas.  Anyone can take an order, or manage details, but who is managing ideas?

The world has evolved by the power of ideas.  From fire to electricity, someone had an idea, and the diligence to follow through on enacting it.  That should be the same in our professional relationships, right?  In an age where everyone is quick to press send to manage details, we should all strive to build into our workday either “Idea Time” or build ideas into process management.   Such as “Is this the newest concept in this area? If not, what is?” Or “Can we do this better? How?” Or simply following through on your convictions that there are better ways to do things and that maybe the way you have been doing something is antiquated. 

 What is your idea for today?

Steve