What's getting in the way of growth?

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Some leadership teams are at a crossroads or a bit stuck when it comes to driving growth. Others are frustrated at not hitting targets or face team alignment and capability issues. Business Growth 360 is an ideal starting point to overcome these challenges and takes just 15 minutes to complete with each management team participant completing a confidential leadership team questionnaire online. Email eodonnell@selectstrategies.com for more information.


New Approaches to Growth


As the global software sector hurtles towards adoption of cloud, mobile, Internet and SAAS, the Irish indigenous technology sector is at a crossroads. The speed of launching new products, the approaches to acquiring customers and the metrics used to measure success have been altered forever. While many of the challenges in building a technology company remain constant - the approaches to addressing these challenges are changing radically.
In this report we examine five key areas where these new approaches are happening:

  • Ways of building products
  • Size of markets being competed in
  • Finding product/market fit
  • Establishing measurable customer value
  • Change in approaches to customer acquisition


The Shadow of the Leader Drives Culture

Shadow of a leader
You’ve heard the phrase ‘a chip off the old block’? Well, the "shadow of the leader" is a similar concept. It describes the phenomenon where leaders, through their likes and dislikes tend to shape culture and behaviour. Coined by Sean Delany the "shadow of a leader" is a helpful metaphor. …