Growth Insights for CEOs

Growth Engine Roadmap, Metrics, and Financial Benefits

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If you have been following this series of articles on sustainable business growth, you know that we have arrived at our fifth and final topic.  If you missed the previous articles in the series, you can read Article 1 (The Difference Between a Growth Plan and a Growth Engine), Article 2 (Best Practices in Processes) and Article 3 (People and Organizational Best Practices), and Article 4 (Platforms: Playbooks and Tools).

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A New Model of Leadership for the 21st Century

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The role science is playing in transforming leadership skills is profound. Recent neuroscience research is becoming key in transforming much of what we thought we knew about leadership. Insights gained are dramatically changing the way companies deal with the accelerated pace of change, changing nature of work, generational differences, demands for organizational performance and how we deal with performance issues and performance management systems.

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How Platform Capabilities Sustain Business Growth

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If you have been following this series of articles on sustainable business growth, you know that we have arrived at our fourth topic: Platforms.  If you missed the previous articles in the series, you can read Article 1 (The Difference Between a Growth Plan and a Growth Engine), Article 2 (Best Practices in Processes) and Article 3 (People and Organizational Best Practices).

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How People and Organizational Capabilities Sustain Business Growth

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If you have been following this series of articles on sustainable business growth, you know that we have arrived at our third topic. The first article introduced the difference between a growth plan (singular event) and a growth engine (recurring system). The theme we developed in that piece supported the need to go beyond growth plans to create sustained growth performance. Our argument that while growth plans are good, growth engines are better. 

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How Healthy Business Management Processes Sustain Business Growth

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In our first blog of the series, we defined the difference between a growth plan and a growth engine.  In that discussion, we defined a growth plan as a singular event that identify future revenue and profit streams and identify capabilities, assets, and competencies the business needs to build to take advantage of future growth opportunities.  As we define it however, a growth engine is not an event or a document or a plan, a growth engine is a system of integrated and replicable growth focused processes that support and enable sustained growth performance over a number of years.   That blog included a brief questionnaire that helped you assess your company's ability to put a growth engine in place.

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