Growth is vital for the long-term survival of any business. Growth helps companies increase revenue, attract new talent and fund new initiatives. None of this growth happens, however, without first developing and growing the potential of the people you are leading.
Whitney Johnson, an expert in smart growth leadership and the Founder & CEO of the tech-enabled talent development company Disruption Advisors, believes that how we as leaders grow ourselves and our teams is crucial to the success of any company. In her latest book, Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company, Whitney explains why growth matters and how to foster it. In this session, she shares a step-by-step guide on how to cultivate personal growth in order to lead people who will significantly grow your business. Whitney explains the S curve of growth, the three phases of the learning and growth journey, and she will provide guidance on how to continue to move up that S curve to reach our goals. With her insights into leadership and growth, she helps us understand how growth happens, why it is vital, and how to create a company culture with a growth mindset.
About Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson is CEO of the tech-enabled talent development company Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company in America and was recently named #8 on the Thinkers50 list for 2021, made up of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world. She is an award-winning author, a regular keynote speaker, and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning. A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, Johnson is author of several top-selling books including Disrupt Yourself and Build an A Team. Her latest book is Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company. She is also the host of the popular Disrupt Yourself podcast, with guests including Brené Brown, Simon Sinek, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal