Endless chatter around an idea, an initiative, a plan almost always foretells its inevitable circling of the drain.
If the idea/initiative/project meets the following tests, then go for it:
- Does it fit our big, bold goals?
- Is it good for people (both inside and outside our organization)?
- Is it good for the planet (ecologically speaking)?
- Will the world be a better place if we can pull it off?
If it's truly risky, then make it a pilot project. Just get off the starting line.
But PLEASE, get past the chatter and get to the doing -- and the failing and the fixing and the re-doing and...
The most impactful leaders I know are master chatter blasters.