Clear your brains — and your path — by saying no
Most teams don’t lack for ideas about what to do. More often, the problem is that they have too many ideas kicking around. And all that possibility leaves the team distracted and overwhelmed. Sometimes you just need to ask:
What can we afford not to do?
Giving yourself permission to ask this can help you take an unsentimental look at your wish list and narrow it down. It can reduce bloat and keep you focused on the most high-impact ideas while letting the nice-to-haves fall by the wayside.