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Marguerite O’Neal Consulting Inc helps business leaders to smash status quo thinking and implement strategic, innovative, creative disruption.  We believe this solution is the key to helping companies future-proof their business.   In addition to our strategy consulting services, we offer education that helps leaders to challenge and overcome conventional, status quo thinking.  This openness to new ideas and growth will stimulate new innovations

Jul 3, 2018

CD035 Get Bullish About Growth with Marguerite O'Neal

According to a recent report, Canadian CEOs are bullish on domestic growth which means they are confident to take on challenges and opportunities that may face their companies. Beyond being confident, senior executive leaders also see themselves as actively disrupting the sectors in which they operate, particularly when it comes to integrating artificial intelligence in their day-to-day operations.

As leaders of our organization, we are thought to respond and not react to change as well as the needs of our clients and consumers. It is critical to have strategies and the right teams in place during times of rapid growth and big opportunities, but not at the expense of the people we wish to serve.

On today’s episode, I discuss what it’s like to be confident in a world that wants you to lose confidence and reiterate the reasons why Canadian CEOs are bullish about growth. I explain the importance of having a solid business strategy as well as knowing when to change it. I also address the importance of IT when it comes to making big business decisions.


“if we are nervous about change and jump into planning mode without rethinking our strategy, we could be in the path of disruption.” - Marguerite O’Neal


Today on the Creative Disruption Podcast:

  • Why Canadian CEOs are feeling bullish about business growth.
  • What is the big lie of strategic planning?
  • The importance of separating strategy development from strategic planning.
  • What we can learn from Blockbuster's strategic stubbornness.
  • The importance of considering disruptive ideas shared with us by our organization’s employees.


Key Takeaways:

  • Strategy discussions don't have to start in boardrooms.
  • Adapting to the needs of the consumer is superior to any strategic plan.


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