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Issue 149 - 04 | Leadership Imperatives To Achieve The Holy Grail of Business: Long-Term Growth
By Leonard Sherman Published Jan. 25, 2017 11:30 a.m.

“Given increasing globalization and technological disruption, it is becoming harder than ever for companies to sustain growth. … These harsh realities point to two burning questions of relevance to all senior executives:

  1. Why is it so hard for companies to sustain above-market business performance?
  2. What can companies do to beat the odds and crack the code to securing the holy grail of business: long-term profitable growth?
The answers are rooted in the challenge of mastering three key leadership skills essential to drive long-term business growth: customer centricity, continuous experimentation, and ruthless patience. Fortunately, executives can realistically aspire to become growth superstars, even if wistfully accepting the elusiveness of Hall of Fame acclaim in other endeavors.”

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About Leonard Sherman | Leonard Sherman is the author of If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat!: Strategies for Long-Term Growth (Columbia Business School Publishing, January 10, 2017). He is an executive in residence and adjunct professor of marketing and management at the Columbia Business School. Len has worked as a senior partner at Accenture, as a managing partner of J.D. Power and Associates, and as a partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering, an MS in Transportation Systems and a Ph.D. in Transportation Economics, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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