ACTION ITEMS

  • Seek work in which you can make your own decisions and act upon them. In particular, look for startup or turn-around situations.
  • Frequently put yourself in situations where you can make things happen. The energy and tempo you bring to the group and project will engage you and the people you work with.
  • Take responsibility for your intensity by always pushing for action when you are part of a group.
  • Make it your role in meetings to ask for action items before the group dismisses. Your drive to make things happen can be the push that many groups need to move from discussion to action.
  • When insights or revelations occur, record them so you can act on them at the proper time.
  • Recognize that your “pushiness” might sometimes intimidate others.
  • Give the reasons why your requests for action must be granted; otherwise, people might dismiss you as impatient and label you as a “ready, fire, aim” person.
  • Avoid activity for activity’s sake. If you want people to join in your activity, you will need to provide them with a purpose for their actions.