Pre-sell your ideas before the meeting. Take the time to pre-pitch your idea on a 1:1 basis with a key stakeholder. This will give them an opportunity to shape it with you, and when you’re ready for prime time, you’ll have champions.
100% An absolute critical step in driving change and gaining buy-in.
I so loved and appreciated this article. My former boss was a contender for CEO and I heard this exact phrase used to explain why she might not be the best fit. And I didn’t understand how people came to that conclusion. In my experience she demonstrated all the attributes you outline.
This is the first article I’ve read on Medium that is both well-written and a first hand story on management and leadership!
I hope to see more of your articles!!