Virginia “Ginni” Rometty is the current chair, president, and CEO of IBM. After more than 30 years with the company, she became the first woman to head the company in January 2012.
In today’s quote, she hit on a powerful but elusive concept … maybe not quite that accelerated growth creates chaos … but it sure breeds discomfort.
The tragedy is that the opposite condition of stagnant, even moderate growth, creates the kind of comfort that kills companies.
The moral of the story?
Build a great leadership team so you can deal with the discomfort that accompanies growth.
Remember this, too.
No Growth? No Change? No Survival!