“ It is not necessary to change.
Survival is not mandatory”
Most of the feedback was confirmation that as business leaders, we tend to spend our time focused on discussing the here and now, rather than considering if we have a business growth strategy to help define where we are headed. This feedback echoes with the Vistage question “Are you working on your business or in your business?”
Here are 6 more questions based upon Art Saxby’s Identifying Strategic Growth Opportunities discussion guide that I think you will find transformative in considering your market positioning if included in your next staff meeting or management retreat.
Based upon your business leaders discussion of these questions, do you conclude that your firm has a business growth strategy that will enable you to achieve your desired market position? With the right growth strategy, it becomes all about strategy implementation. Without the right strategy, business growth will be a challenge.
Have you found other questions to be effective in provoking a discussion that has lead to a shift from operational excellence to an effective growth strategy.