Sell your ideas to the CEO: 5 steps

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » In his work as a strategic planning professional, Jeff Rendel has built relationships with nearly 500 credit union CEOs, and he has surveyed these executives about how they prefer learning about ideas for new initiatives.Rendel offers five suggestions on selling ideas to the CEO:1. Bring new ideas. This sounds obvious, but CEOs are looking for fresh ideas rather than the “same old, same old” in an industry that is built on tradition but threatened by disruption.That means knowing what’s on the horizon and what’s working elsewhere. Don’t shy away from imitation, or being a fast follower.“The true value of innovation comes from imitation,” Rendel says.last_img

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