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Introduced by Pauline Thompson
is a good word for this. Scheming should not be sneaky, or devious.
a solid direction in mind, and you will get there.
did scheming instead of ‘Planning’… planning implies
structure, so we did “strategic scheming.”
need to know your political friends, and who is going to sabotage you. Consider
everyone… stakeholders are more than members and customers. It is the
neighbours and everyone else impacted by your organization.
need friends to be successful
Friends are the people who are going to go to bat for
Remember that your friends are often the assistants to
bureaucrats, secretaries in organizations, or the people who lost the last
Keep them in mind, remember birthdays, etc.
Why is your project important to them
is more like friend raising
Ø It is
your network, your database.
have to be clear what that chicken will taste like, and make sure they can
almost taste it.
projects won’t work. Pauline referred to “the Project from
Hell,” and is still working on it. The outcome was predetermined. After 2
years she cannot come to that outcome. It won’t fly. “You cannot
teach a fox to shoot a gun.”
your homework. What will take it off the rails?
have you not talked to?
and all the people who will say it is authentic.
planning… you have to pull all the elements together.
need to know where you are going.
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the leader may not have the skills
is fostering relationships
has to do with timing
and merit support
yourself about who cares about this project
to take risks
making, takes special skills, make sure you have a good deal maker on your
to refer back to your objective and goals
get too clever
the creative process close to the scheming
the best members of the team for the job… develop the team for success
person to have the overall picture
for somebody to do the quantifiable resources
are many paths, don’t shut doors
to express benefits to politicians and funders
to provide ownership
is the client? Find a champion among the client’s people
your moment, know when to react
need a diplomat
the right people in your organization
to know how to reach the power brokers
are the competitors, or other competing projects in your institution
flexible, add something to your situation
aware beyond your little zone
cannot win them all
information to the various constituents
is a process necessary to make things happen
in a sincere manner (laughter)
of leadership, because when it comes under scrutiny, it should not fall apart
work smart… be able to step back for perspective
with “it”… or “it” will deal with you.
everyone else scheming for what you want
feasibility study should be honest
about honestly knowing/testing the results
can blind you
is part of creative process
is a very important part of the process
is more than a plan because it puts action into the plan.