I know it’s happened to you. Don’t lie. Have you ever been locked out of your car during a mid-day hour in the month of July? It happened to me – in the parking lot of an Atlanta, GA (a.k.a. “Hot-lanta!”) office building – 15 minutes before a client meeting. Not only difficult to endure…Read More
Are you contemplating market expansion for your organization, but aren’t sure how to get access and traction with your product or service? Perhaps, you’ve expanded to a new market recently, but are not yet resonating with your target audience? When asked ‘what you do and how you’re different’, do you find that your sales, service…Read More
What does the word portfolio mean to you? The phrase portfolio can conjure up thoughts of your personal investment portfolio or even, the person who’s entrusted to oversee your personal assets. The entire first page of search results behind the phrase portfolio management delivers items pertaining to investment services or the ‘art or science of matching investment choices to specific objectives’ within one’s…Read More
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
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
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.