Getting to the Heart of Better Execution

An Interview by Robert Heinzman with LP Frieder, III.  LP Frieder is the COO of Gentex Corporation, which is headquartered in Simpson, Pennsylvania. The company has been privately held for three generations, and LP is the fourth generation involved in the business. Engaged with Growth River since early 2009, Gentex…
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Repairing Broken Business-Systems: It is All About Defining Roles

By Richard S. Hawkes, CEO, Growth River Perhaps you know a business leader who has made the mistake of trying to develop “accountable” leaders and teams without first clearly defining roles – defining who should do what - in a way that makes sense in a business context. Here’s a…
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The Three Most Effective Ways To Lead Change

by Richard S. Hawkes, CEO, Growth River I have worked with leaders and teams as a consultant, coach, strategist, trainer and change leader all over the world for more than 25 years. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. This includes amazingly high-performing teams (the good), really dysfunctional…
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Growth River Approach: A Straight Shot

To Accelerate Business Growth and Evolution Why this approach? To realize key deliverables: To align businesses, leaders and teams, with natural processes and hierarchies, which make business evolution and growth inevitable and energizing (e.g., “seeing the fastest paths to success”). To simplify the complexity and fatigue, which are symptoms of…
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Escaping Flatland Hell … to a Connect and Collaborate World

By Tom Lombardi and Richard Hawkes Many of us have done sentences under micro-managers, overbearing bosses, and leaders willing to get results at any cost. It’s Glengarry Glen Ross meets The Devil’s Advocate. Perhaps you are one of those people, and in your search for something better have found a…
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An Interview with Alex Hunter, CEO of Ethos Partners

Interview by Robert Heinzman, Growth River Partner.  Alex Hunter is CEO of Ethos Partners, and has more than 22 years of healthcare experience working on physician compensation planning, business strategy, medical staff development, and market development. He has led projects for some of the largest hospital and physician groups in…
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An Interview with Randy Jordan, CEO of HOPE Worldwide

Interview by Robert Heinzman, Growth River Partner.  Randy Jordan is CEO of Hope worldwide, an international charity based in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Randy elected to leave a partnership with a Washington, D.C.–based health care specialty law firm to begin his career of service to the poor and needy. After ten years…
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An Interview with Dr. Steve Sun, GENEWIZ

Interview by Robert Heinzman, Growth River Partner.  In 1999, armed with a PhD and post-doc training in life sciences, an idea, and no previous work experience outside of academia, Dr. Steve Sun partnered with his fellow biochemist, Dr. Amy Liao, to form GENEWIZ in a 300 square foot lab. Now…
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