Pitching ideas to stakeholders/leadership - suggestions or advice?

How do you pitch new projects, ideas or promotion-related topics to your stakeholders or leadership?

  • Do you have an idea for process improvement?
  • Or do you want to add a new aspect to your role to grow new skills?

Finding the right time, place and words can be a tricky sometimes, especially if your leadership isn't as open to change or new ideas. 

So, do you have any suggestions that have worked for you when pitching new ideas? OR Are you a leader? How do you feel when people pitch ideas to you? What do you like to see? How do you tell the good ideas from the not-so-good?

Please share with the community below! 

Parents
  • For me, it's putting emphasis on the need for the idea or project. If I start going into the techy details, eyes start glazing over fast.
    The KISS principle often pays dividends when it comes to techy projects.
    I try to focus on: Why do we need this thing? How will it benefit the organization? What will it cost? How do we measure the outcomes? 

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  • For me, it's putting emphasis on the need for the idea or project. If I start going into the techy details, eyes start glazing over fast.
    The KISS principle often pays dividends when it comes to techy projects.
    I try to focus on: Why do we need this thing? How will it benefit the organization? What will it cost? How do we measure the outcomes? 

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