Get clarity on the major principles of the Structured Thought & Communications process and why they're important
- Now that you've seen the structured thought process…in its entirety, I hope you see…how it can make you more efficient and more effective.…This method is about creating that compelling story…that's going to get your stakeholders on board…with your idea.…So as you get ready to go out and apply this method,…there are a few things I'd like you…to keep prominent in your mind.…First, this is about being clear and concise…because that type of communication…is a core leadership skill.…
You're making recommendations…to tell the organization to go from here to there…because it's a better place.…You're trying to lead them somewhere new.…Sometimes you're asking to do things…that are very difficult to pull off.…You're leading the organization forward,…and the structured thought process…is how you're going to build that buy-in.…When you create your core idea,…remember that core idea pushes the stakeholder's button,…and that's the root…of all the support you're going to get for your idea.…
Be clear about the button and push it very directly.…
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- Using the Structured Thought and Communication method
- Selecting an architecture style for your idea
- Testing your idea
- Refining your idea into a story
- Identifying the required facts
- Proving and disproving hypotheses
- Choosing a communication format
- Finalizing your presentation