Leadership Essentials: Sustaining Growth
Sustainable growth is the realistic, attainable growth that can be achieved without running into problems of funding caused by too rapid growth or by stagnation because of slow growth or lack of innovation. Optimum growth rates vary by sector and over the lifecycle of a company. Sustained growth requires a focussed strategy, but this needs to be matched by an increase in capability, for example investment in infrastructure.
‘Leadership Essentials: Sustaining Growth’ provides an overview of why an understanding of sustaining growth is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how sustaining growth can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at sustaining growth in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Know Your Market
- Know Your Suppliers
"When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last stream poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money"
Native American saying
"If you’re not serving the customer, your job is to be serving someone who is."
Jan Carlzon (2001)
"Supply chain owns sustainability – Everyone likes to talk about social and environmental responsibility, and CSR reporting gets pretty glossy, but almost all real impact rolls straight up into the supply chain."
Kevin O’Marah (2017)
07 December 2018