Leading a global organization to over $1 billion in market capitalization, including responsibility for 2000 employees, requires nothing short of maximum effort, dedication, and round-the-clock commitment. Even with the all-encompassing demands as Chief Executive Officer, John O’Donnell has never shortchanged his family. In fact, family is priority number one. As part of Project 24, we are thrilled to…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
You and I have both been there…. The long, merry-go-round days of meetings and decision making at the office. The 4-day travel stints in multiple cities and hotels. Commitments in every direction. When you’re finally on your way home, how do you muster the energy to be fully present with your spouse and children? Our sixth…Read More
Our next executive interview features Amazon Finance Leader, David Kang. Having worked for numerous large companies, David is no stranger to the battleground of balancing time with family and work. From checking in with his wife throughout the day to protecting precious time at home, David is determined to keep technology from drilling a chasm between…Read More
Whatever happened to personal accountability and responsibility? It’s become too easy to point the finger, pass the buck or ask for the handout. In a world that has conditioned us with ‘easy-way-outs’ and ‘feel good entitlements’, we’ve lost a sense of what it means to take responsibility. This week’s executive interview spotlights IBM Technology Solutions…Read More
Entrepreneurs and founders of startup businesses are no stranger to obstacles. They live with them. They wrestle with them. Day in and day out. As founders of startup businesses venture into unchartered waters, make decisions riddled with ambiguity and essentially build something from nothing, they are constantly in the mode of ‘finding a way to…Read More
It’s a rarity to find executives who are required – and able – to manage both the strategic and tactical components of business. In most cases, the strategy is delegated to the tactical team, right? Not the case for a business owner. It’s all in their hands. And with it, comes enormous responsibility and stress. As…Read More
It’s back to school time in Georgia. For some of us, too soon, for others – not soon enough! With backpacks stocked, school supplies purchased, and new clothes ready to go, the new school year is in full swing. Perhaps you’ve already met your child’s teacher(s), but how much do you know about the leadership…Read More
You already know CircleMakers™ for our business strategy consulting and coaching services. What you might not know is how passionate we are in sharing the message that personal growth always precedes business growth. It was the late Stephen Covey who said, “the key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” As…Read More
My wife and daughter used a piece of debris that washed along the Jersey Shore this summer to carve the letters of our last name. Garretson. As I flipped through the beach pictures this week, the image stopped me dead in my tracks. And, it should. There is a story behind that name. It communicates…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.