The Icarus Syndrome: 3 Warning Signs Every Leader Should See

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Call it the Icarus Syndrome: A once high-flying business leader finds they can’t get a break – at least not until their board hands them an enforced break, by way of a firing or a sabbatical. How can it be that so...

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Amazon and Whole Foods: Why No Strategy Is Sometimes the Best Strategy

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Amazon’s just-announced purchase of Whole Foods reminded me of the time, years ago, when I started writing articles like these. Back then, I faced the same challenge every wanna-be regular writer faces – what the heck do I write about week after...

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Shattering the Myths of Team Dysfunction

It's right about now that your great business growth initiatives smash into the mundane reality of implementation.

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Hear What the Future Holds for Your Business

Ever wish you could see into the future? Specifically, what challenges your business will face next, so you’d know how to address them head on? That’s precisely what Dave McKeown examines in this new interview. Listen as he talks with Building a Story Brand about the growth stages that...

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Fit to Role Assessment

Fit to Role Assessment

It's right about now that your great business growth initiatives smash into the mundane reality of implementation.

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Uber: What Just Happened (and Why They're About to Blow It)

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success The last few days have effectively handed the car-sharing space to Uber’s competitors. It may take a while – my guess is 24-30 months or so – but expect the market to become increasingly disrupted and for Uber’s market share to markedly...

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5 Ways You Can Get Ahead This Summer

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success For many senior executives, the summer is a time when things slow down a little. And with the regular cadence of meetings and interactions disjointed by vacations, it’s often the case that we arrive at the start of Q4 with a vague...

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A 10-Point Checklist for Better Team Decisions

It's right about now that your great business growth initiatives smash into the mundane reality of implementation.

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Decision-Making Advice for Ford in the Wake of Big Change

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Yesterday, Ford announced that it had effectively fired Mark Fields, its President and Chief Executive Officer. And while a lot of the media’s focus has rightly been on both the impressive background of Jim Hackett (Fields’ successor) and industry-shifting overarching trends in...

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Wells Fargo and the $75m Carpet-Cleaning Bill: Three Lessons for the Rest of Us

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Wells Fargo just announced that it’s clawing back a total of $75m from the two execs involved in the recent ‘phony accounts’ scandal (John Stumpf, ex-CEO, and former retail bank leader Carrie Tolstedt). To recap briefly: In 2016 once-storied banking group Wells...

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