A version of this article first appeared in Inc.comListen to Les McKeown read this blog post:Many organizations - whether they're for-profit businesses

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Why Saying ‘Yes’ to Everything Is Keeping You From Success

Listen to Les McKeown read this blog post:Audio version not yet available - please check back later.Being a visionary​​ leader is the

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The visionary leader’s weekend mantra, or how I learned that it’s not all about me

A version of this article first appeared in Inc.comListen to Les McKeown read this blog post:

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Are you a visionary leader – or just an arsonist?

Listen to Les McKeown read this blog post: A note on context:I'm re-upping a series of blog posts I originally wrote in

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Why organizations stumble in a crisis

A version of this article first appeared in Inc.comListen to Les McKeown read this blog post:Most Visionary founders I know want to

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A Small Step to a Great Legacy

Having a Visionary is an essential part of successfully launching any new venture. But what happens when you have more than one

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Help – We Have Two Visionaries!

With nearly 20 years in the technology and security sector, Brian Arellanes has experienced his share of change. But it’s the change he chose to

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ITSourceTek's CEO on How His Firm Achieved a Triple-Digit Increase in EBITDA

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success There’s a defining moment faced by every once-a-firebrand-now-merely-big organization, and Alphabet, the parent company of

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Alphabet and Google: Here's What Happens Next

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Just about everyone was blown away when Tesla took in over 400,000 deposits for its

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Tesla: Here's What Happens Next

By Dave McKeown, President of Predictable Success Note: This is in no way meant to be an article about politics. (I’m an

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Trump's Campaign Hits Whitewater

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Given recent press reports, it’s somewhat eye-popping to recall the near-adulation that accompanied Marissa Mayer’s

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Yahoo's Fatal Mistake

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Visionary leaders have many fine strengths (just like Operator, Processor and Synergist leaders). Unfortunately, a

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Visionaries Lost in Translation

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com Financial journalists are pretty much agreed that Apple blew it out of the water

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The Worrying Lesson for Every Business Leader in Apple's Earnings Announcement

At the Inc. 500|5000 Conference, Les gave a presentation about the 7 Stages of Every Growing Business. In it, he explained not

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The Whole Picture

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com Some leaders – specifically, those with a Visionary style – use debate and discussion

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Carpet-Bombing The Organization: Leaders Who Talk To Think

A version of this article first appeared in Inc.comListen to Les McKeown read this blog post:Audio version not yet available - please

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When You’re Too Good for Your Own Startup

 A version of this article first appeared at Inc.com. Visionary leaders like to communicate - a lot. Whether glued to their cell

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4 Signs You’re a Terrible Communicator

Apologies for the Yoda-like speech pattern, but a brilliant Processor doth not a Visionary make. Some Processors are truly geniuses in how

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Don't confuse brilliance with Vision

Ever wonder why every month brings another tale of a badly handled corporate disaster (here’s last year’s haul: BP, HP, Netflix, Groupon,

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How to flourish in any crisis

Listen to Les McKeown read this blog post: Audio version not yet available - please check back later. Having a Visionary leader

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Why Visionary Leaders Must Institutionalize their V-ness (and how to do it)

In recent months the seemingly age-old game of ragging on AOL has resurfaced.Not surprising, given the hodge-podge of initiatives and squirelly stuff

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AOL: How to make less with more

On Monday we saw how Steve Jobs genius is clearly an important element of Apple’s success. On Wednesday we saw that for

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HP: Genius need not apply (for now)

Like many people, I have a huge admiration for Steve Jobs leadership skills and for what he has created, not just with

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Steve Jobs: Genius was the easy part

We’ve seen frequently how all groups and teams – including yours – comprises people who have one of three default leadership/management styles:

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Living in a different world

Yesterday we looked at the number #1 reason businesses fail to grow consistently – because they have the wrong team.So why do

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Why your team - large or small - isn't delivering growth

Genius, focus, process...you need all three.

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Six people who aren’t business growth leaders, and 1 who is

When you’re working with a true Visionary, it can sometimes be really, really hard to get an idea ‘sold’ if they didn’t

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How a visionary thinks when presented with an idea

It’s a hard time to be a Visionary. Visionaries thrive in an ‘up’ economy: everyone is thinking positively, it’s a time for

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It's a hard time to be a Visionary

So Jerry Yang has stepped down (again) as CEO at Yahoo. Unfortunately for Yahoo, he should never have taken the post in

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Yahoo to Yang: Bleeding Purple is Not Enough

Listen to Les McKeown read this blog post:Audio version not yet available - please check back laterWhen faced with a ‘must-be-fixed-today’ emergency

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Use Your O-V Ratio for Crisis Management

In my coaching practice, I’ve found that a mild form of ADD is not uncommon in big V’s – particularly founder/owners.Often, this results in

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Why Can’t You Pay Attention Anymore?