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…Read More
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
Before we unveil where the path to better strategy starts, let me start with a bold statement. I believe the challenge for leadership in driving better strategy execution comes down to the ability or lack thereof to enlist, capture, and mobilize the emotional energy of organization or teams. This article will zero-in on the starting point…Read More
What’s the latest purchase you’ve made? How about a recent product or service you bought from a salesperson? Was the sales professional successful in influencing your decision? If so, chances are that he or she did one thing better than the rest. I’ll bet they did less talking and more listening – which made you…Read More
My wife recently shared with me Angela Lee Duckworth’s theory on grit as it relates to students. Having been aware of Angela’s popular work on ‘grit’, I had never actually seen the talk. After seeing the video, I’m not only convinced that grit is a big idea, but believe it may be the single greatest…Read More
It’s been said that nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished overnight. Virtually everything of real meaning or matter not only requires effort and commitment, but an investment of time. In particular, it’s really the small investments of time over a longer period of time that add up to something significant. This is where the conversation started…Read More
Whether you’re the owner of a small family manufacturing business, a CEO of a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, or the team leader of the 5-person department that makes the home-office hum, this checklist is for you. If you missed it, last week’s article introduced the idea of a simple, back-to-basics formula that spotlights the two…Read More
Any business can have a good year. The challenge is whether they can do it again. While strategy design is vital to an organization’s growth, this article is less about what is in the strategy binder and more about what you do with it. Dictionary.com identifies the word origin of executive to come from the middle…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
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
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.