What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Planning for Prosperous Growth

Jan 27, 2022

Professional athletes talk about how games change as players move from amateur to college to professional levels. It’s not just skills development that’s needed, but an ability to manage advanced competition, faster or more aggressive situations, new challenges and changing dynamics. It’s a good analogy for business leaders except for one important aspect: Growth in business can creep up on you. If you aren’t prepared for it, you’ll find yourself stuck in the processes that worked well when you were much smaller, had a smaller employee count, or were in a less competitive station. This week John Martin talks us through how to plan for prosperous growth, including some warning signs that you need some changes, how leaders should look for growth points, and where the CFO fits in as a critical strategic resource.

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