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Fortune / Gazelles International Scaling Up Summit – St. Louis 2017

This was my third Scaling Up Summit and well worth attending – for the great learning, community and inspiration of proven growth tools to share with my clients. It is exciting to be a part of the Gazelles International coaching community and bring additional resources to support high growth companies. Let me share some of the highlights from the Summit that captured my interest. 

There is a new breed of company coming to the forefront. The “Exponential Organization” uses the power of technology to scale up, and has the ability to capture much larger markets with new ways of thinking. Change is constant, but the rate of change is increasing, so how to you keep up? ”The answer is the Exponential Organization.”

Digital transformation has changed how a company evolves. No longer is human power the answer (more people, more productivity), but instead, accelerating technologies are what brings a company to it’s goal at a pace that will outperform others who continue to move on a linear course, rather than a hyper-accelerated course.

 

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The second book that inspired me is titled "Everybody MATTERS - The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family."

Inside these pages, powerful data is provided on the strong financial results that can be had when you invest in your people and community. Bob Chapman sums it up: “Everyone wants to do better. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. People achieve good things, big and small, every day. Celebrate them. Some people wish things were different. Listen to them. Everybody matters. Show them."

 

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The 2014 Rocky Mountain Entrepreneurial Summit - March 7th

Creating Your Legacy – What Do You Stand For?

That is the theme of the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Entrepreneurial Summit.

Since we are co-chairing this popular event, we have spent the last six months assembling a great group of inspiring speakers. No matter what stage of growth your business is in, from start up to exit strategy, you will walk away with practical advice that can be implemented immediately.

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Kick Off Your 2014 Strategic Planning Now - PFD Group

Now is a great time to finalize your plans for 2014. Like many companies, you are probably facing growth opportunities in several areas of your business. Yet, the economy is uncertain. Where should you focus your resources? How can you get your leadership team on one page to execute the vision efficiently?

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Creating a Culture of Trust - PFD Group

Trust. Something that every leader wants. Many leaders initially gain trust, but then lose it due to a series of mistakes. In our experience, the level of trust in an organization is one of the best predictors of long-term success and the organization’s health.

 

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Is There a Cure for Founder's Syndrome? - PFD Group

In the world of public companies this topic is known as CEO succession. Over the last few years the process has become increasingly formalized.   Boards of directors have recognized their responsibility to shareholders and adopted rules of good corporate governance.

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Giving Thanks - PFD Group

The PFD Group team is grateful to have wonderful clients to advise and coach. One of our core values is giving back, and we are pleased to announce a new program that will institutionalize our commitment to giving back.

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The Importance of Direction - PFD Group

In our current economy, there are significant growth opportunities for companies with disciplined strategic planning and execution focus. In his latest book, Great by Choice, Jim Collins and his research team investigate hundreds of companies to discover the key factors for predicting which companies succeed in times of uncertainty versus those who at best fail to reach their full potential. Collins’ key belief is that although we are living in a time of great uncertainty and change, we are more in control than ever of our own destinies.

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