Needless to say, it is quite an honor to have been asked and also quite intimidating to write content that might actually get read. (They promote content to their audience and elsewhere.)
Near the end of 2012, they asked me to write a post as part of a topic shared by all influencers namely, my "BIG Ideas for 2013."
I didn't have any Big Ideas to share.
You see, I don't think in big ideas.
Rather I have a million little ideas. I think (hope) that is okay.
From Kaizen and all of my years in accounting, I have learned that there is plenty of value to be had when you think small. Before you can achieve your revenue goals, you have to sell something. Each sale moves you closer to your goal.
You don't always need a BHAG or "big hairy audacious goal". Sometimes you just need to do something, or fix one thing and see what happens. If it doesn't work, you change something else. Before you know it, you end up with results.
When it comes to teams, you need to show tiny successes on the road to bigger ones.
I love innovation and helping execute on other people's grand vision. Sure, I have big dreams and aspirations. I want to make a difference.
But I just don't see myself as the big ideas type.
Are you a big ideas person?
And don't get me started on "Big Data". I'm still trying to help people get a handle on "little data".
BTW, I waited until the LinkedIn editors came up with this idea for a team post. This month's topic is where do you work? I was all over that one.