What’s Most Important To You? [The Leader’s Top 12 List]

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 hood’ on what’s most important to you, the path for 2015 became clear.


In fact, my 2 words for 2015 became “Your Growth”.  They still are.  From your personal life to your professional career, you’re unsettled with anything less than an all-out chase to become more – in fact, you’re passionately obsessed with stretching yourself, the people who matter to you, as well as your organization.

What I’ve learned is how much we have in common.  We fit together.  Thank you for being here and being a part of this rapidly growing circle.

From increasing revenue, to better strategy design, execution, leadership, talent development, innovation, and even personal growth topics, CircleMakers™ published well over 50 pieces of fresh content and delivered several hundred downloads of our Growth Strategy e-book and training webinar.

We launched Project 24, featuring 24 exclusive interviews where leaders shared real-world advice on how they juggle career and family — we completed the first 12 interviews in Q4, 2015 and are planning to release our second 12 in the spring of 2016 — look for more on this topic coming soon.

In all, through the last 9 months of 2015, on a new web platform, CircleMakers.co amassed over 33,000 views, to which we’ve provided you a list of the TOP 12 most viewed articles of 2015:

  1. Can Exercise Really Make You A Better Leader?
  2. 10 Reasons Why Your Strategy Isn’t Working
  3. A Simple Tool That Gets Results  [FREE DOWNLOAD]
  4. 13 Apps That I Can’t Imagine Living Without
  5. 24 Top Leaders Give Advice On Juggling Career and Family
  6. CEO Of Billion Dollar Brand Shares Valuable Life Lessons
  7. The 4 Traits of Great Executive Teams
  8. How To Finally Put Your New Product Idea Into Motion [TEMPLATE]
  9. The Ritual That Starts Every Day For This Chick-fil-A Leader
  10. The Strategy of Choice For 2016
  11. Can Parenthood Make You A Better Leader?
  12. How To Access and Activate New Markets

I am grateful for the opportunity to share my passion with you and your colleagues.  While the 33,000 views reflects an increase over the previous year (by a lot), I am far less concerned about your ‘clicks’ and way more interested in ‘impact’ and ‘usefulness’.

As we embark on a new year, I need your insight and advice.

Help me make 2016 bigger and better.  Help me deliver you the timely content and resources that you care most about, when you want it, and how you want it.  Help me deliver you the very best and most relevant insight, inspiration and advice for your biggest growth challenges.

Most of all, help me protect your precious time.  In the few minutes we spend together each week, I commit to bring punchlift and value to your most important growth initiatives.

Will you take 30 seconds of your time to take my quick, leadership taste test?

Click here to take the taste test.  I can’t wait to hear from you.

In return, here’s what I can promise you — the best is yet to come.

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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.