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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…

The Longest 18 Inches of Your Life [Week 6]

By Todd Garretson / April 8, 2014 / Comments Off on The Longest 18 Inches of Your Life [Week 6]

While most have 18 holes on the brain with Masters weekend in the spotlight, there may be a more important 18 of something that should be the priority. It’s the 18 inches between your head and your heart, and said to be the longest journey of your life. Unfortunately, most people never complete the journey…

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The New Shape for Growth

By Todd Garretson / April 5, 2014 / Comments Off on The New Shape for Growth

The struggle I’ve always had with the mountain is that it never gets any higher.  Once you climb to the destination, the journey is over …for the most part. The problem with building the new structure, is that the trucks eventually leave the site.  Once the project is complete, nothing more happens until everything starts…

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What Are You Committed To?  [Week 5]

By Todd Garretson / March 30, 2014 / Comments Off on What Are You Committed To?  [Week 5]

We get to choose.   Chase one and only one, or they both get away. Isn’t that how the ole Chinese proverb tells it?  The whole story about chasing too many rabbits is a great lesson; however, real focus runs much deeper than the priorities in the annual plan. I love how Rick Warren, Founding…

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Do You Fly Delta?

By Todd Garretson / March 27, 2014 / Comments Off on Do You Fly Delta?

Do you fly Delta? If you do, you’re in luck.  Your next big idea could be sitting in a window seat next to you. Strategic alliances are best formed with a dual-sided intent to create more, new and/or better value for customers through a new innovation.  More than ever, the BIG ideas that deliver BIG…

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The Can Worth Opening  [Week 4]

By Todd Garretson / March 26, 2014 / Comments Off on The Can Worth Opening  [Week 4]

This past weekend, my oldest son’s coach described one of the best plays on our Saturday baseball game for possible submission into next week’s newsletter.  It went something like this…. A strongly hit ball was sent to Landon Garretson on 2nd Base.  He scooped it up, and noticed the 1st base runner was just about…

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All Alone Together

By Todd Garretson / March 23, 2014 / Comments Off on All Alone Together

Does this look like your family? This is a picture of the modern-day families that we are building.  Step back a bit, look a little longer, and you will see the faces of your family.  It has never been easier to miss so much in such a short period of time. There has never been…

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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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