Growth attitude is a combination of
skill, experience, and judgment, with a dash of
and a dose of arrogance.
establishes a context within which new
managers lead by setting direction, creating
securing resources, defining organization architecture, and ensuring that
learning occurs. The Growth Attitude is essential in order to overcome the
stagnation of operations and the complacency that naturally occurs as firms
3 Strategies of Market Leaders
Innovation with a Growth Attitude
Establishing an attitude of
relentless growth is what enables an organization and its people to achieve
their goals. The spirit of relentless growth keeps fresh ideas flowing and
reinvigorates your company.
The Relentless Growth Attitude
establishes a context within which corporate executives lead by setting
direction, creating strategy, securing resources, defining organization
architecture, and ensuring that learning occurs. The Growth Attitude should start
at the top and work its way down your organization.
10 Commandments of Innovation
Help people connect
their personal goals to
is essentially about helping people to achieve
a better life. An important measure of
your own success as a leader is the success of your followers.
are the prime ingredient of organizational success and they need to
be able to
lead themselves. Provide
strategic alignment and
be a coach to your people to help each of your followers to
develop into an effective self-leader. Establish an attitude of
relentless growth to enable
people to achieve their stretch goals...
innovation is actually a very
Innovation is about
do what you love to do, and
If you love your work and strive to make your customers
loved ones as happy as possible, youll be creating wonderful things for them
Valley leaders constantly lean into the future.
What counts is the future, which is your only chance of survival. Valley
products life cycles are as short as six months in length. This environment
Without it, you don't grow, and if you don't grow, you die. Relentless
growth is a requirement, not a choice.
The growth attitude establishes a context
within which Silicon Valley executives lead by setting direction, creating
vision and strategy, structuring resources defining
architecture and ensuring that
In the Valley, you'll find a different tone and
attitude about growth than you'd find elsewhere. "Part of it is a texture and
pace to conversations that shows up in meetings and hallway conversations.
Another element is the willingness to
make a decision a
click or two quicker than you might expect it. What stands out is a 'go for it'
orientation that's buttressed by
confidence and a healthy dose of fear that if you don't get going now,
the chances of being passed by someone else are very real. This attitude
reflects the economic realities of life in Silicon Valley."1