Recently McKinsey has published an article about "Building the Healthy Corporation", in which they talk about how to achieve both performance and health over a longer period of time. The article suggests that companies need to focus on five things to achieve the balance of performance and health : Strategy, Metrics, Communication, Leadership and Governance.
This article is fully in line with our MEL concept, but we would like to add one more topic that companies should focus on : Executive capabilities. To balance performance and health or, in our terms, short term profit and long term growth, it needs different types of executives : Managers for performance and leaders as well as entrepreneurs for health.
Please have a look to the article from McKinsey : "Building the Healthy Corporation"