Business Growth Expert Guido Quelle Shows How to Release the Internal Brakes to Growth "Profitable Growth" Book Now Available for English-language Markets

DORTMUND, Germany, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEOs and managers around the world are trying to find the right levers to pull in order to promote sustainable growth. Growth expert Prof. Dr. Guido Quelle has the answers to their questions and has now gone one step further by presenting his successful German-language management book "Profitabel wachsen" in an English edition.

After reading "Profitable Growth" Ted Breyer, Deputy CEO of the SGL Group, has described it as "a must read for all executives."

In this version, which has been adapted for English-speaking markets, he shows where the most important brakes to growth can be found in terms of strategy, leadership and companies' day-to-day business. Closely examining individual departments and business units, Quelle reveals the internal brakes to growth and explains in detail how they can be released – and isn't afraid to show that CEOs and managers can themselves be part of the problem.

In the author's own words: "Our business system is based on growth, in Europe just as in many countries around the globe. And even though several aspects of the way we do business are currently changing, our society and major aspects of our government and economy continue to be based on growth." What this means for individual companies, both in purely financial terms and qualitatively, is something Quelle now also presents to international readers.

Recognizing patterns, finding new momentum

Quelle clearly and concisely gets to the bottom of the typical patterns to be found in the obstacles to growth. In doing so, he explores not only the private sector, but also non-profit organizations. In eleven chapters, he clearly shows where and above all how companies can be given new momentum:

  1. How Long Do You Want to Tolerate That Your Organization is Hindering Growth?
  2. Is Your Organization Ready for Growth?
  3. Take a Good Look at Your Marketing Department: Do You See Creative Geniuses or Conceptual Pros?
  4. Is Your Sales Organization a Dark Silo or a Real Growth Driver?
  5. Is Your R&D Department Focused on Growth, or Just Its Own Ego?
  6. Is Your Purchasing Department Rewarded for Being Bean Counters Or for Delivering Quality?
  7. For Support Departments, Changes Are a Nightmare
  8. A Good Product Isn't Enough: You Need a Growth Process
  9. Non-Profit Organizations: "No Profits" Is No Excuse
  10. The Most Effective Strategies for Blocking Growth
  11. Still Searching for a Growth Motor? –Try Looking in the Mirror!

About the author 

Prof. Dr. Guido Quelle – "The Growth Driver" – has become a much sought-after expert on profitable growth, working at both the national and international level for over 20 years. In that time his company, Mandat Managementberatung GmbH in Dortmund, Germany, has helped over 120 companies and organizations to boost their success and to achieve sustainable, profitable growth. He is the first European to be inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame and since 2010 he has held courses as a professor at the University of Logistics and Business Administration in Hamm, Germany.

Publishing Data

Guido Quelle, "Profitable Growth – Release Internal Growth Brakes and Bring Your Company to the Next Level"
Foreword by Alan Weiss.

Springer (Management for Professionals), Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London,  December 2012, 199 pages, hardcover, list price: $79.95
ISBN 978-3-642-32786-5 Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-642-32787-2 eBook

Review copies in English (or in German: "Profitabel wachsen," Gabler Verlag, 2011) available upon email request to the media.

A printable file of the book cover and further information is available at

Photos of the author (© Mandat Managementberatung) (JPG) are available at

A biographical sketch of the (© Mandat Managementberatung) (PDF) is available at

SOURCE Prof. Dr. Guido Quelle


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