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Scale! with Predictable Success
Learn how to launch, grow and lead your business or not-for-profit from seasoned, successful leaders interviewed by the Founder and CEO of Predictable Success, Les McKeown.
Nov 5, 2020
Dan Pink on The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Dan Pink on The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Les McKeown
Oct 28, 2020
David Gardner on Why you Should be a Fool
David Gardner on Why you Should be a Fool by Les McKeown
Oct 14, 2020
Interview with Kevin Coppins
Interview with Kevin Coppins by Les McKeown
Oct 4, 2020
Behfar Jahanshahi on What it Means to be a 'Small Giant'
I get asked the same question a lot: "Tell me the name of an organization you think really has achieved Predictable Success." I always answer the same way: "OK, but you'll likely never have heard of them." That's because the most exciting, innovative, focussed, joyous organizations that get into (and stay in) Predictable Success aren't the behemoths that we all know. Instead, they're organizations - businesses, not-for-profits, cause-based NGO's - who, unless you live in geographical proximity to them or operate in the same market as them, you'd never know they existed. It's one of the undiluted delights of what I do that I get to meet and work with these organizations, and the outstanding people who lead them, every single day. I met one such leader, and his outstanding business, when I stepped of the airplane (yes, this was in the before times) in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where I spent two eye-opening days with Behfar Jahanshahi, CEO and founder of Interworks, as he led his outstanding, global team through their annual conference. As soon as I heard Behfar deliver his keynote I knew I wanted to bring his personal story, his leadership philosophy, and the remarkable growth principles behind Interworks to the Predictable Success tribe, and last week, I was able to sit down with him and explore all of that, and more. Enjoy and learn from a truly remarkable Predictable Success leader. p.s. Behfar's closing explanation of how and why he has built Interwork's 'giving back' program is particularly outstanding. Don't miss it.
Sep 22, 2020
Marshall Goldsmith by Les McKeown
Sep 17, 2020
Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos & Jenn Limm, CEO Delivering Happiness
When my book Predictable Success was released back in 2010 it reached #2 in the Amazon Bestseller list (as well as making the top 10 in both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today lists). The book that prevented me hitting that coveted #1 slot was 'Delivering Happiness' written by Tony Hsieh, the then-CEO of Zappos. Despite that egregious slap in the face, I swallowed my pride and later sat down for an incredibly insightful interview with both Tony and Jenn Limm, the CEO of Delivering Happiness, the consulting company that the book spawned. What with Tony's recent announcement that he is stepping down as CEO of Zappos, I thought it was a timely moment to listen again to one of the scaling community's early poster boys: p.s. You can judge for yourself if what Tony said almost 10 years ago about the robustness of Zappo's culture and its then-future plans stood the test of time. Leave your comments - in your opinion, did Zappos future turn out as Tony portrays it? Let me know!
Sep 8, 2020
Interview with Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks
Les McKeown interviews Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks about how he built the infrastructure to scale the world's largest coffee retailer.
Sep 1, 2020
Dave Brandon by Les McKeown
Aug 6, 2020
Interview with Carey Nieuwhof
An Interview with Carey Nieuwhof. In our interview today you'll hear Carey share about: - Carey's journey from lawyer to highly successful church pastor to internationally known and acclaimed leadership coach. - How he successfully handed over leadership of his rapidly growing church - and the succession lessons he learned for all leaders - The degree of denial he sees in church leadership during the COVID crisis - and the blind spots we're all facing as leaders. - The crucial distinction between pivoting and innovating - and how he has applied that in his own business. ...and much, much more.
Jul 29, 2020
Interview with David Hieatt
Interview with David Hieatt by Les McKeown
Jul 20, 2020
Interview with David Allen
Interview with David Allen by Les McKeown
Jul 15, 2020
Interview With Amanda Tress
Interview With Amanda Tress by Les McKeown
Jul 8, 2020
Interview with Russ Fletcher
As the CEO of Xyngular, Russ has extensive leadership experience, having worked both in and out of the network marketing industry in key positions for nearly 20 years. “One of the things that I most enjoy is seeing people achieve greater results than they themselves ever thought possible. That typically comes from building a team which is always stronger than the sum of its parts. Xyngular has a great team.” Russ graduated from MIT with an engineering degree and BYU with an MBA. He has an immense knowledge of IT systems and technologies, as well as business and market development expertise. In fact, before relocating to Utah to join the Xyngular team he was consulting at Harvard University.
Jul 4, 2020
Interview with Julia Hamm
Julia is a visionary leader at the center of the transformation underway in the electric power sector to a clean and modern energy future. For the past 20 years she has been advising and collaborating with utilities, solution providers and government agencies on business models, grid modernization, and clean energy policies, strategies and programs. Julia guides and oversees all of SEPA’s research, education, and collaboration activities for its 1,100 member companies, including over 725 electric utilities. Julia has led the organization through significant expansion in recent years, including rebranding from the Solar Electric Power Association to the Smart Electric Power Alliance, and merging with both the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). Prior to joining SEPA, Julia worked for ICF International where she supported EPA’s implementation of the ENERGY STAR program.
Jun 19, 2020
Interview with Jason Mitchell
In today's Episode of 'Scale! with Predictable Success' our featured guest is Jason Mitchell. Jason serves on the Strategic Leadership Team and gives directional oversight for LCBC (Lives Changed By Christ) Church. LCBC has seen exponential growth over the years and has 15 locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania. In his free time, you'll find him with his family, drinking coffee, and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide!