Mighty Midsized Companies

How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers

Robert Sher

bibliomotion books + media, September 2014

Midsized companies are often overlooked by Wall Street and mainstream media outlets, though they are an integral part of national economics. Thus it’s important for national economic success to have a thriving midsized company sector. But that is not easy to do, largely because the factors that throttle growth of midsized companies can be quite different than those of their smaller and larger business brethren. Some of these factors are well known, but others can creep up on management teams and go almost unnoticed until it’s too late.

Drawing upon his own experience and interviews with more than 99 companies, author Robert Sher runs through seven “silent growth killers” that plague midsized companies which, if not addressed, eventually cripple growth. Mighty Midsized Companies offers clear, tangible, actionable advice about dealing with these killers and growing despite them.

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About the Author

For more than two decades, Robert Sher was the CEO of a mid-sized company. Since 2007 he’s been a personal advisor to more than 80 mid-market company CEOs and their management teams, helping them identify the growth killers and help the company recover. Since 2011, he’s been researching the vulnerabilities of the middle market, and has interviewed over 100 middle market executives (most of whom are not his clients). Sher began writing about these issues as a columnist at Forbes.com in early 2012, the publication’s only contributor focused on the management challenges of mid-market companies. More recently, Sher was asked by CFO magazine to write a regular column in its online edition for mid-market chief financial officers.