Power Point: Focus on what will move the lever

“Gamble on what’s going to move the lever. Pick one or two things [to focus on] that will make an impact.”

— DeLisa Alexander, SVP People and Brand, Red Hat , at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in north San Diego last week. Alexander spoke on a panel about how to manage and sustain high growth with Carolyn Albanese, Director of Customer Experience at Annin & Co.; Michele Szynal, VP of Corporate Communications at Callaway Golf ; and Annie Maxwell, COO at Direct Relief International. Alexander’s own experience with managing growth came when Red Hat transformed from selling software at land-based retailers to becoming a major player in the world of open-source software.

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