This Year's Top Three Strategic Challenges

This short (1:42) video clip, featuring Columbia Business Professor and author, Rita McGrath, outlines the top three strategic challenges for companies in 2014. 

The first two challenges she mentions point to the following:

1.  Companies are not confident in their talent.  Through research, many top executives cite they simply ‘don’t have the right OR enough leaders to lead the growth projects’.  

2.  Companies are worried about growth.  In particular, with respect to innovation – organizations don’t have the right processes in place to deliver a repeatable and steady stream of new products or services to the marketplace.  

Two of the top three challenges in 2014 center squarely on growth as a priority, straight from the C-suite.  There is no bigger challenge or need organizations have right now than how to create and deliver repeatable growth

It’s also why this blog exists, why CircleMakers™ exists, and ultimately, why I exist.  

For you.  For your growth.  For the growth of your business.
If you’re are a manufacturing business or retailer in the mid-market space, the above issues are even more relevant and timely.  Chances are, if you’re like most, you’re buried in today’s weeds, without the strategy or in-house talent to drive the innovation you need to deliver growth in the short and long-term.  If you fail to get on the right path now, you risk losing market share to up and coming, more nimble and technologically-advanced organizations. 

Here’s a to-do list:

1. )  Send me a message here and we can start with a conversation.  I could not be more convinced of this being a defining moment for you and your business.  You’ll either look back with a sigh of relief that you started, or look back in regret wishing you had. 

If you want to learn more about how I view my role working with you, click here; if you want to see why more companies are partnering with a specialist on the outside, click here (and pay special attention to #4).

2. )  Subscribe to this blog – plug yourself into the constant stream that will be the BIG ideas, strategies and thought leadership that you need to not only address where and how to get the growth, but how to do it over and over again. 

3.)  Follow me on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter or Google+ – whichever network you rely on the most for powerful content to inspire your next growth endeavor.

Now is the time – it’s your move.  I invite you to hitch your wagon to CircleMakers™.  You’ll only look back to see how much you’ve grown.

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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.