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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 Strategy of Choice For 2016

By Todd Garretson / January 4, 2016 / Comments Off on The Strategy of Choice For 2016

Offense. Yes, offense is the name of the game for businesses in the year 2016.  In a fast-changing and hyper-competitive business landscape, fail to put points on the board and you’ll fall behind.  Quickly. In a recent McKinsey report, “Playing to Win”, the new reality of fast to market innovators, emerging market companies, and an…

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The Gift At The Top Of Everyone’s List

By Todd Garretson / December 17, 2015 / Comments Off on The Gift At The Top Of Everyone’s List

Last week, Delta Airlines announced that they were banning it from their flights.  News stations across the US reported battery issues and the propensity for it to catch fire.  And, Amazon is now urging customers to dispose of it due to safety concerns. So, what exactly is it? Apparently, it’s the hottest and hardest-to-find gift…

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3 Strategy Questions That Need Answered Before 2016

By Todd Garretson / December 8, 2015 / Comments Off on 3 Strategy Questions That Need Answered Before 2016

Did I happen to catch you in one of your final off-site strategy sessions? Maybe you’re heavy into whiteboarding sessions, department reviews or perhaps, rounding the edges on what will be your go-forward strategy for 2016? If so, perfect timing! As 2015 runs down the final stretch, I thought it would be timely to explore…

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How This Corporate Leader Gets Intentional With Family

By Todd Garretson / November 30, 2015 / Comments Off on How This Corporate Leader Gets Intentional With Family

Corporate Counsel and devoted sports fan, Brian Harris describes his commitment to grow as a husband and dad as “being intentional” with the people in his life who matter most. “Be intentional about your role as husband and father.  They need your leadership too.” Harris believes in surrounding himself with like-minded men who share common beliefs…

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Two Words For Thanksgiving Day

By Todd Garretson / November 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Two Words For Thanksgiving Day

These two words hang in our kitchen above the round table where we gather as a family, everyday. My creatively-gifted and inspired wife penned these words on solid, reclaimed wood.  I know, because I struggled for over an hour to hang it level. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. –…

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How This Home Depot Leader Juggles Competing Priorities

By Todd Garretson / November 23, 2015 / Comments Off on How This Home Depot Leader Juggles Competing Priorities

Ryan Coble is not joking when he says his ’hands are full.’  Married to wife Laura and father of four children, including a set of rambunctious twins, the Cobles have learned that ‘survival’ depends on working together to juggle competing demands of careers, calendars, and commitments. Ryan shares, “One of the most effective ways I deal…

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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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