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6 New Challenges For Organizations In Executing Strategy

After a short break….we’re back.  Did you miss us?  Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work on a few big projects that we’re eager to launch and share with you this year – more on that later.  What I can tell you is that we have lots of fresh strategy content headed…

Letter to My Teacher

By Todd Garretson / May 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Letter to My Teacher

This is a letter that my daughter wrote to her teacher of two years at our local public elementary school who recently announced that she will be retiring. She wrote the entire letter herself without any adult supervision. She wrote the entire letter without an anyone asking her to. No second drafts. No re-write. No…

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Why You Need to Play Connect Four with Your Children

By Todd Garretson / May 22, 2014 / Comments Off on Why You Need to Play Connect Four with Your Children

We recently celebrated summer birthdays for my two boys before school let out so that their friends could attend before summer vacations.  My three older children are now very skilled at strategically hovering during the present opening to find the one gift that the birthday kid does not appear interested-in and are quick to “snatch-and-run”.…

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4 Questions that will Reframe Your Strategy

By Todd Garretson / May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on 4 Questions that will Reframe Your Strategy

Thinking of starting a business?   Or have you started already, but progress is slow or has stalled? Perhaps you have been in a family or founder-led business for a lengthy period of time and are experiencing another plateau of little to no growth? Maybe you are primed and ready for expansion into new channels,…

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The One Word to Describe Mom

By Todd Garretson / May 8, 2014 / Comments Off on The One Word to Describe Mom

With Mother’s Day weekend fast approaching, I have given time and thought to my one word to describe Mom.  Not only my mom and my wife (mom to our children), but all moms. Sacrifice might be what she does, but it’s not the outcome. My one word is potential. If a leader is a ‘dealer…

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It’s the Start that Stops Most People  [Week 8]

By Todd Garretson / April 30, 2014 / Comments Off on It’s the Start that Stops Most People  [Week 8]

Three of my four children can swim on their own now without the life jackets, arm floats, or needing to hang on to me so tightly that their fingernails dig into my arm. I remember how difficult it was at the start. While I was waist height in the pool, they would tip toe to…

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Wings  [Week 7]

By Todd Garretson / April 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Wings  [Week 7]

Sometimes, we are like little ducks waddling back and forth, aimlessly trying to change our life circumstances. Only later do we look back after endless months of prayer and conversation with God to realize that those circumstances were designed to change us.Are you open to change?  As opposed to just getting through it, are you…

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Founder Todd Garretson

As a top advisor, author and speaker, Todd Garretson possesses a lifelong passion for unlocking dormant growth potential in people, teams and organizations.  Todd is featured in leading publications, including,, SmartBrief, the Axial Financial Forum and many others. His recent book, Good To Grow: Reorienting Your Business for Unstoppable Growth provides business leaders a roadmap for choosing, mapping and executing their organizational growth strategy.  You can find Todd at the intersection of the architect and the builder - with the unique skill to both envision it and make it come to life.

Todd is available for speaking engagements to all size audiences, strategy retreats, various board and advisory assignments.

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