Game Planners and Game Changers: Why you need both on your team.
Are you A Game Changer?
I like how Dan Sullivan uses the term “Game Changer” in his writing. It refers to people who create, envision, and frame solutions to problems with passion and gusto. Around my neck of the woods, we refer to these folks as 10x Accelerators--innovative, highly driven founders and CEOs hellbent on changing the way the world works.
If you’re on this mailing list, this probably sounds a heckuva lot like you.
The problem with Game Changers, as I’m sure you are well aware, is that following up and through on your ideas isn’t necessarily your cup of jet fuel. You probably get bogged down by details, processes, spreadsheets, checklists, flowcharts, and campaigns. You just want to get it going—as fast, easy, and profitably as possible.
And that’s where Game Planners come in.
Do you have a Game Planner?
Game Planners are the secret sauce to any organization (or partnership!), whether you are just starting out or have several people on your team.
Also called Integrators (Gino Wickman) or Innovation Managers (Dan Sullivan), Game Planners are key members of your team who can translate big ideas into the nitty, gritty details. They are highly skilled at organizing everyone around the methods, processes, and structures that give ideas practical, pushable, palpable growth.
Game Changers grease the wheels. Game Planners give them traction. Or, as Dan would say: “One makes it up. The other makes it real.”
Magic, meet wand.
Every Game Changer needs Game Planners on their team. If you don’t have one, it’s time to find one. Keep reading to find out how.
If “Game Planner” sounds more like you, let me know. I know several 10 Accelerators and Game Changers who could use you!
10x Your Day
There are tons of assessment tools to help you and your team find your happy places within your organization. Today, drive awareness of your skills and roles with one (or more!) of the following assessments:
The Visionary and Integrator Assessments (FREE) by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters
The Fascination Advantage (FREE) by Sally Hoghead
The Strengthfinder Assessment by Don Clifton
The Kolbe A by Kathy Kolbe
Want my expert opinion? Send me your results.
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