Visionaries and Early Adaptors LO22495

Patrick Delaney (
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 09:14:57 -0000

Replying to LO22486 --

Greg Troxell,

You wrote:

>How might this person help others, especially the late adapters, process,
>accept, embrace, endorse or buy into the vision (as is or adjusted/some
>collaborative adaptation)?

This was the question that intrigued me about your initial post. Thanks
for steering the thread.

Have considered your question off and on over the last several days.

Helping others see your vision can be a difficult process.

Here's what we have done:

1) Broken the concept into bite sized pieces.

2) Displayed the ideas:
a) in a single reference, written as concisely as possible
b) graphically to enhance clarity and recall

3) Focused energies on exposing the concept to the most appropriate
people and forums.

4) Determine precisely how a given potential user (a single
individual/audience) of the concept:
a) can harness/apply your vision
b) will gain results - and which results

5) Speak to the value of those results.

Hope the thoughts help!

Would certainly appreciate hearing from those who have hurdled this issue.


Patrick Delaney
Sensible Solutions, inc. executive search consultancy
239 W. Coolidge Ave.
Barrington, IL 60010


Patrick Delaney <>

Learning-org -- Hosted by Rick Karash <> Public Dialog on Learning Organizations -- <>