Betting on the Future: Three Keys to Long-Term Growth

Leaders who operate from a strong, values-driven perspective, often take a long-term view of their company. They focus on building strong relationships within an industry or community, knowing these pay off over time. Hear how one CEO plans for the future in this short video.

Watch this video with your senior leadership team, then use the questions below to launch a discussion on long-term growth.     

Discussion Guide

CFO Galvin Gin of Blue Plate Catering shares his ideas on how to drive long-term growth in this short video. He encourages leaders to keep their money in the business, honor commitments, and invest in great people (whether you’re ready or not). With this in mind, discuss the following questions:

  1. What is your company’s approach to debt profiles and income? How are you investing in the business? Have your choices left you vulnerable or limited your ability to make wise long-term investments?
  2. Think of a time when honoring a commitment was costly – either in money or time. Share this story with your leadership team, and ask for them to share their own stories. Why did you feel it was a worthy investment to honor your commitment? What was the dividend?
  3. Think through your organization’s staffing needs, at the highest levels. Project your needs 18 months to 3 years in advance. Are there any roles you should fill now, to be prepared for the future? Consider exceptional people who work with other companies: are any of them looking for roles? Does it make sense to build a relationship with these individuals now?

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