Driving extraordinary growth in extraordinary times
Growth is the most important driver of value creation. Yet many companies fail to grow, or grow only to destroy value. There is good growth, bad growth, and no growth. What distinguishes companies who consistently open door number one?
Today’s environment offers many growth paths, including consolidating M&A, disruptive innovation, and emerging markets access. But choosing among these paths has never been more difficult as relative attractiveness shifts, the ability to afford multiple bets diminishes, and the spread between a good and a bad bet widens. Successful companies must first earn the ‘right to grow’, then pursue a unique path that equally weights external opportunity and internal capability.
By discussing the following topics, this taskforce will develop an action plan for growth encompassing:
• Determining the right aspiration
• Sources of advantage in the current economic climate
• Approaches to finding and prioritizing potential paths to growth
• Building growth-enabling culture and competencies
Led by Kermit King, Leader, Americas Strategy Practice, BCG
Discussion leaders: Lou D’Ambrosio, former CEO, Avaya
Jimmy Delshad, Mayor, Beverly Hills
Craig Dubow, Chairman and CEO, Gannett Company
David Kirchhoff, President and CEO, Weight Watchers International