Implementers help make innovation happen. However, when you’ve got an idea on the brink of action (i.e., just where you want it), resist the impulse to chase off those who question the idea’s premise or point out its potential drawbacks. Their feedback may actually improve your results. As you drive for progress, be careful not to leave others behind. Keep communication open throughout your thought process. Don’t spring ideas on people at the last moment. Implementation will be smoother if you gain early
buy-in and support. Don’t be too hasty. Remember the carpenter’s motto: “Measure twice, cut once.” Make sure that your strong desire to get things done doesn’t get in the way of getting things done right. Be careful not to rush the innovation process. Some of the most innovative ideas require “incubation” — time for simply thinking and playing with possibilities. Committing too soon to one idea may leave other more powerful ideas undiscovered.