You Need Executive Sponsorship and Other Distractions

The first thing you need is executive sponsorship.

New door for the warehouse

Surviving the day after the exec leaves

Sponsorship

Capabilities (in Fed, that includes authorities)

Purpose

It’s not chicken and egg.

You’ve got sponsorship, but the moment you get it, you’re going to start drifting facts on the ground from the ideas in the sponsors head.

You’ve got sponsorship, but no one cares, you’ve got to get people to start doing:

You’ve got sponsorship, but you don’t have a game plan, you’ve got to start creating one.

Now the reverse:

You have facts on the ground

You’ve got people ready to do

You have a game plan

Getting exec sponsorship is one of the goals, never a given.