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Getting Your Organization On The Growth Track - And Keeping It There.
Welcome to Predictable Success
No matter what kind of organization you work for, whether it's your own small business or a global Fortune 100 company, your number-one goal is success.
Predictable Success takes you step-by-step through a startlingly simple, intuitive, and universal process that shows you how to bring sustained, lasting, predictable success to your organization.
As you will discover, in this book, getting to Predictable Success is a practical, step-by-step process, that is attainable by anyone. No special skills are required; no leap of faith is needed; there are no mantras to learn or secrets to divine.
The principles of Predictable Success are simple, elegant and (once they've been pointed out) both obvious and natural. Because of this, there is a little learning curve: Most people grasp the underlying concept and main principles immediately.
Find out where your organization is today and take the uncertainty out of tomorrow as you make the journey towards Predictable Success.
David Allen - full
He's got it right. Les McKeown has uncovered the core dynamics of organizational growth, and mapped it to the best (and worst!) practices to achieve and maintain optimal, in-your-zone conditions - no matter where a group is in its evolution. This is real-world expertise, with simple but subtle and sophisticated prescriptions for all of us involved in getting things done with other people. And, oh yeah, he nailed how to address some key opportunities in my own company. Predictable Success should be required reading for every management team.
Predictable Success: Table of Contents
Why You Should Read This Book
Uncovering Predictable Success
What Predictable Success Is, and Why You Should Care
PART 1: TAKING THE JOURNEY: HAVING A MAP MEANS YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING
OVERVIEW: What Predictable Success Looks Like From 30,000 Feet
EARLY STRUGGLE: Gasping for Cash, Finding a Market - Overcoming Gravity to Achieve Takeoff
FUN: Sell, Sell, Sell - Fast Growth and Early Success
WHITEWATER: Why Isn't This Fun Anymore? Battling Complexity to Become Efficient
PREDICTABLE SUCCESS: Achieving Perfect Balance - Succeed, Learn, Repeat
TREADMILL: Working Hard, Going Nowhere - The Overmanaged Organization
THE BIG RUT: In The Organizational Comfort Zone - Rearranging the Deck Chairs
DEATH RATTLE: Going Quietly into That Good Night
PART 2: ARRIVAL: GETTING TO PREDICTABLE SUCCESS - AND STAYING THERE
ALMOST THERE: Breaking Through Whitewater into Predictable Success
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'VE OVERSHOT: Recovering from Treadmill
STAYING AT THE PEAK: Maintaining Predictable Success Once You Get There
Meet Les McKeown
Les McKeown is the Founder and CEO of Predictable Success, and the author of 'Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible'.
Les first began to recognize recurring growth patterns early in his career as a serial entrepreneur. In addition to being involved in the launch of more than 40 companies before he was 35, he was at the same time a founding elder in a fast-growing church, while serving on the board of a number of charities and not-for-profits.
Les used the experience he gained during that time to co-found one of the first business incubators in the world, which he and his then business partner developed over a decade into a multi-national consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds of organizations worldwide.
Struck by the similarity of issues faced by all growing organizations, Les began to codify his understanding of the repeating patterns of growth, publishing his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller "Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track - and Keeping It There" in 2010, followed in 2012 by "The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success", in 2014 "Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible" and in 2019 "Do Scale: A road map to growing a remarkable company."
Les is a trusted advisor to fast-growth SMEs and thriving not-for-profits as well as Fortune 500 companies and a number of the largest government agencies in the world.
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