At the end of this short article, I am going to kindly request 30 seconds of your precious time. Here’s why. Approximately a year ago, I surveyed a large segment of executives, business owners and leaders to hone-in on the top challenges for 2015. After the opportunity to tally the insight and get ‘under the…Read More
If you’re like most organizations, several things are happening at a rapid pace during the first quarter of the year. For one, you may be into the weeds on completing the year-end process and reporting. However, you’re probably going to shift very quickly into activating your growth strategy for 2016, if you have one. Within…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Recently, two statistics caught my eye. Not only do they signal missed opportunity and blatant underperformance, but more importantly, they reveal a ‘door’ that is wide open for your organization to make your move. Kaplan and Norton reports that 90% of organizations fail to successfully implement their strategies. Even more, the Economist Intelligence Unit shares that…Read More
Having worked with owners and executives in a myriad of organizations, I can count a handful of reasons why their businesses never reach full potential. One of those reasons is the lost art of how to think. We live in a heads-down, always-on, media-run society that wants to suck us into the middle of the…Read More
If you’ve recently moved to the southeast from a northern state, then you’ve also more than likely added a new, monthly service – one that you never expected. After moving to Georgia 5 years ago, we quickly dismissed our realtor’s STRONG recommendation to hire a certain pest control service. We don’t need a pest control…Read More
Your vacation might be right around the corner. Mine, on the other hand, is quickly fading in the rear-view mirror. As I reflect on a week of 100 + degrees in Florida with 11 family members (6 under the age of 10) packed in one beach house, juggling different time zones, nap times, food interests…Read More
What is the outcome of leadership? Have you ever given this question any real time or thought? If you haven’t, stop here and give it 30 seconds. What words, thoughts, images or things come to mind immediately? Fascinating, isn’t it? This question has been doing somersaults for me over the past few days and I…Read More
One of the biggest, present day challenges for organizations of all sizes is innovation. In fact a large number (65%+) cite innovation to be one of their toughest strategic challenges. Yet, if you get it right, innovative companies, on average, grow 13% annually as compared to other companies who grew only 5%. Even further, 5-year compounded growth…Read More
Founder Todd Garreston
With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.
Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.
Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.