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How CEOs can Bring Next Level of Growth When bringing in the next levels of growth, CEOs must keep communication, diversity and inclusion, technology, and personal development at the top of their growth plan

By Lakeisha Robichaux

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Growth is an ongoing journey that never stops. As CEOs we must evolve to remain competitive and increase business performance and profit. When bringing in the next levels of growth, CEOs must keep communication, diversity and inclusion, technology, and personal development at the top of their growth plan. Accountability and monitoring the proper KPI's should always be included in any business growth plan.

COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY

When CEO's create an environment that encourages open communication and continuous learning, they can capture the strengths of their team members and spark innovative approaches to growth. As businesses continue to grow and the talent landscape changes, it is important for leaders to embrace new opportunities, adapt to change, and innovate. Building a strong, high performing team that understands and supports the mission, vision, and values is critical for culture and business growth. Members that are dedicated to the business' goals will champion every level of growth and make the "resistance to change" nonexistent for the team and CEO. Nurturing a positive culture where team members feel valued and empowered creates an environment that allows innovation and collaboration which drives growth.

When bringing in the next levels of growth, CEOs must keep communication, diversity and inclusion, technology, and personal development at the top of their growth plan

ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE

A diverse and inclusive team can drive innovation, expand your talent pool, and increase business and financial performance. Members from different backgrounds and experiences offer unique insights, challenge existing norms, and bring unique perspectives to problem solving and decision-making processes. When leaders promote and require diverse decision-making processes, it results in more thoughtful and well-informed choices that can lead to better business outcomes and global reach. Businesses that understand and respect differences are more likely to grow and navigate global markets successfully.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

AI technology advancement can (and will) position leaders and their organizations at the top of their industry and allow them to remain competitive. By embracing digital tools, platforms, and leveraging AI, CEO's can increase operational efficiency, expand to new markets, better connect with customers, and attract top talent. Businesses that strategically adopt AI and integrate it into their business operations are better equipped to seize new opportunities for growth in today's data-driven and rapidly evolving business landscape. When looking at the next moves for growth, AI has an ability to provide valuable data about customer preferences, market demands, and a deeper understanding of business target audience's needs and wants. This data allows entrepreneurs to tailor their offerings and deliver custom experiences that resonate with customers on an individual level.

ONGOING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lastly, CEOs must remember that personal development is just as important as all other priorities when bringing in the next level of growth. Without personal development we become stagnate as leaders and risk lacking leadership skills, emotional intelligence, and the self-awareness required to lead our businesses toward the next level of sustainable growth.

Lakeisha Robichaux

CEO, Chief of Minds

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