5 Phrases That Stifle Growth

One of the biggest, present day challenges for organizations of all sizes is innovation.  In fact a large number (65%+) cite innovation to be one of their toughest strategic challenges.  Yet, if you get it right, innovative companies, on average, grow 13% annually as compared to other companies who grew only 5%.  Even further, 5-year compounded growth…

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Boxing Gloves Or Canoes

In a webinar we conducted for over 100 different professionals last week on the topic of growth strategy, we wrestled through the age-old debate that argues whether organizations should be heavily or even, exclusively focused towards culture or strategy as tools to move their businesses forward. Before we start, let me ask you – have…

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An Exclusive Workshop on Growth Strategy

You’ve just spent several months budgeting and planning for growth in 2015, right?  Don’t you owe it to yourself, your team and your organization to do everything in your power to ensure success? Perhaps you’re hoping that 2015 will be different and that your organization will finally achieve the kind of results it’s capable of? Last November, I polled business executives asking…

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Why We Can’t Wait for 2015  [Poll Results]

Will you be at the polls on Tuesday?  Election day is fast approaching and our country’s direction hangs in the balance. Two weeks ago, over 200 executives went to the polls to vote on a different kind of direction – the top strategic challenge their companies will face in 2015.   If you were one of…

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The 4 Traits of Great Executive Teams

When it comes time to bring the strategy binder on the shelf to life, does your organization sizzle or fizzle? Most polls and studies cite that 60% – 90% of strategies fail in the execute phase.  So while strategy design is vital to an organization’s growth, this post is less about what is in the…

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Here’s What The CEO Title Really Stands For

Have you ever wondered why the forests are lush and dense in the valley but sparse, dusty and barren on the tops of mountains? See, growth happens in the valleys.  It’s not only true of nature, but also true of people, teams, organizations and even, families. It’s the valley’s of life where we make transformation that…

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Are You Vulnerable Enough?  [PART 1]

The most common challenges I hear from business owners and executives in terms of achieving new levels of growth within their businesses can be traced to lack of the right talent at the right time, strategy and structure misalignment, as well as inability to deliver meaningful innovation to the marketplace.   Equally, and perhaps fastest…

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