Have you heard the saying “In a strong company, the best ideas win”?
The reality is that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the ability to get folks to listen, understand and agree with you. Adding to this, business execution is so complicated today that even the strongest individual contributor has dependencies.
So I asked 4 highly successful CEOs, whose companies I had worked for in some way, for their insights on persuasiveness and selling ideas.
Tips from CEOs Aart de Geus and Joe Costello‘s are below, followed by part 2 with tips from Wally Rhines and Dean Drako.