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My Story #18 [P&G] When push doesn’t work
I spotted an opportunity for my brand. I did some analysis and showed my recommendation to my manager.
“This is too complex. We don’t need a portfolio strategy.”
Just like that, my work was dismissed. I tried to sneak my proposal into a few other discussions, offering it as a solution to various challenges. It kept getting ignored. I was stuck pushing water uphill.
I believed in the strategy so I shared it with our regional team manager. She saw the value in it and I asked her to request it from my manager. The next day my manager came to me and exclaimed: “We need a portfolio strategy – it’s a top priority!” And that’s how I got to work on an idea which I was passionate about and which grew the business.
Get unstuck by creating demand for your idea. When push doesn’t work, try pulling.
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