Smart Growth

Smart Growth

How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company

Whitney Johnson


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Whitney Johnson's proven, practical S-curve of growth and learning shows how you can reach your goals by understanding where you are on your journey. This is the definitive deep dive into the S-curve, how it works at each of six steps on the journey, and how leaders can master it for themselves and their talent.

  • Compact and accessible manual for people focused on high achievement for themselves and those around them.
  • Simple, memorable, user-friendly framework.
  • Compelling, inspiring cases of successful individuals.


  • Leaders wanting to better their learning for themselves and the talent in their organizations.
  • Individuals who need a user-friendly framework for learning and growth that puts them a successful career track.
  • HR departments wanting to develop talent and build talent dev programs.


Whitney Johnson:

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of human capital consultancy Disruption Advisors and an expert on smart growth leadership: growing your people to grow your company. Thinkers50 ranked her among the top fifty management thinkers in the world in 2015, 2017, and 2019, and in 2020 she was a Top Voice on LinkedIn, where she has 1.8 million followers. Johnson is an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business Publishing's Corporate Learning division, and an award-winning executive coach and adviser to CEOs. She is the author of several bestselling books, including Disrupt Yourself and Build an A-Team, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast. You can reach her at