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The solution to overwhelm

Today, I’m talking to you Integrators out there.

I want to describe a situation. Maybe you’ve seen or heard it before. In this scenario, the Visionary is being a Visionary. They’re peppering the team with idea after idea, or maybe handing off their wishlist to you, the Integrator. It’s a five page wishlist and they want everything on it now. They’re impatient and it just seems to keep coming. The Integrator, and really the whole team, is having a feeling of overwhelm. It’s too much, too fast, and it’s coming from every direction.

I want to give you a solution. The solution is something we call Compartmentalizing™.

Here’s how it works. I want you to know, and have hope, that all the things your Visionary just threw at you fit into one of four simple categories. It could be a one year goal. It could be something that is going to be a rock for this quarter. It could be a to-do for this week, or it could be an issue for your Level 10 Meeting™ or Same Page Meeting™. Within each issue, there are also subcategories – whether a long-term issue that can wait for a while, or a short-term issue that we need have on our radar and be talking about this quarter.

Compartmentalizing™ is a really powerful process. It allows that idea filled, impatient Visionary to feel heard when you work together. It allows them to decide which category each of those things goes in. It helps you, as the Integrator, gain perspective on where things fit, where it falls into place, and how much of a priority a given thing on one of those lists happens to be. It’s going to help you manage that Visionary. And it is essential that they feel heard.

In your Same Page Meetings™, when you are working to have that meeting of the minds, Compartmentalizing™will help make your relationship stronger. You are going to be clear. You are going to see priorities in the same fashion. In your weekly Level 10 Meeting™ for the team, it’s going to help the team feel more comfortable and be much more clear on where things fit with respect to the overall plan.

Three key points for you today:

  1. Compartmentalize™. Watch another video that’s going to expand on this concept even a little bit more, illustrate it, and draw it out for you.
  2. The Visionary must feel heard.
  3. Establish clarity in your Visionary/Integrator relationship over what needs to get done now.

Come see us on Take the Visionary and Integrator assessments. See where you’re great. See where you could use some help. We’ve been having some great discussions with other Visionaries & Integrators over on LinkedIn and Facebook.  Regardless of where you are in your process, I encourage you to join the conversation! And finally, read Rocket Fuel. If you’ve already read Rocket Fuel, and you liked it, we’d love to see a review from you on Amazon. We’d really love to hear what you think.

Until next time, Go ROCKET!



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