How to Keep your Strategic Project in the Executive Picture?

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How to Keep your Strategic Project in the Executive Picture?
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome (BSOS) refers to the large amount of attention and attraction received by objects that exhibit a polished, gleaming, or shiny appearance. Most of the time, the attention for and attraction of such objects fades after a while, as its shininess wears off.

The BSOS-phenomenon is quite common for major, strategic projects in large organizations. Leaders have to keep pace with an ever-accelerating business cycle and want to get problems resolved, and quickly. Large-scale projects require considerable time. As a result, many projects that looked very appealing initially are abandoned prematurely for other "big ideas".

How can you avoid your program or major project is loosing its shininess and is consequently abandoned by executives?
Miller (2016) suggests a 3-step approach for staving off (~avoid) the executive impatience which leads to killing of promising...Sign up

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Gandhi Heryanto, Management Consultant, Indonesia, Member
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David Harland, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
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Bright Shiny Project Syndrome
Ivan Kohlinsky, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Sorry to disillusion you but at the top of business and more so in politics, keeping in power and being perceived as one wishes to be, means that plen...Sign up

Maintaining Executive Commitment
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
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