How can you and your CEO be certain that you have the “ready-now” talent to realize your growth vision? And, how can you help your CEO operationalize the talent requirements for growth as successfully as he or she executes the many components of successful R&D, marketing, sales, and supply chain strategies? Chief executives often have a difficult time talking about talent in the same way they communicate these other strategies. They often fail to define the talent requirements and resources needed to drive growth, and, as a result, move forward with an incomplete, destined-for-doom strategy.
In this article, we review the connection between leadership performance and revenue growth. We also look at data from two different angles of growth—organic and strategic—to conclude 3 ways you can prepare your organization’s hiring and development systems to ensure your leaders are wired for growth.