The importance of sustainable growth for organizations is obvious. All organizations exist to create value in one form or another. For businesses, creating value is at the heart of why they exist. Non-for-profits are also expected to create nonfinancial value for the groups that they serve.

Organizations which are creating value are healthy. Conversely, organizations which are not creating value are in decline. The crucial question is how best to create value. Growth is the answer. Superior growth at least doubles the odds of value creation.

Value creation requires growth
Growth requires change
Changes requires leadership

Since value creation and growth are essential for all organizations it is useful to look at the core steps involved. Value creation requires sustainable growth. Growth requires significant change in the organization. Significant change will not happen without leadership. Leadership creates transformation in the organization to achieve and sustain growth.