Achieving Predictable Success for Your Company with Les McKeown
Episode 2316th July 2020 • Innovation and the Digital Enterprise • DragonSpears
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For a new company, success can seem so difficult to attain. But there is a pattern to success that can help you navigate the growing pains of a fledgling business. Les McKeown is the bestselling author of Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track - and Keeping It There, and has started more than 40 businesses in his own right.

Les joined Patrick and Shelli to discuss the lifecycle of success. He outlines the stages of growth, the stages of decline, and offers advice on what companies should do every step of the way. Listen for his advice and his thoughts on where innovation fits into the picture.

  • [00:24] - This week: Les McKeown
  • [01:18] - Predictable success
  • [03:25] - Seven stages of growth in organizations
  • [10:28] - The danger of losing innovation
  • [19:17] - Pivoting in the Big Rut
  • [24:33] - Friends of the boss
  • [31:49] - The difference between entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
  • [32:58] - Synergist quiz


Les McKeown is the President & CEO of Predictable Success, the leading advisor on accelerated business growth. He has started over 40 companies in his own right and was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds of more organizations worldwide. 

Les is the author of the WSJ and USA Today Best-seller, "Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track - and Keeping It There" and three other best-sellers.

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