An engaging, personable and supportive challenge.,
This review is from: Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track - and Keeping It There (Hardcover)
I heard Les McKeown speaking at the DoLectures in 2011 on Predictable Success and also his second book, The Synergist. I loved the way he summed up what he does.
He gives companies and owners clarity within 7 minutes and control within 7 weeks.
Well partly through distilling his experiences of working with innumerable companies and CEOs through business start-ups and beyond. Through these experiences, McKeown identifies seven stages that organisations pass through, from the early struggle to death rattles of the insolvent and liquidated. The seeming nirvana of Predicatable Success is found in the middle, at the apex of this arc.
McKeown suggests that there are identifiable characteristics and experiences shaping each stage of this journey. His narrative and light tone of voice then presents these patterns through engaging anecdotes and case studies.
Personally I find Predictable Success to be helpful in two ways.
1. It speaks to my own emerging business. It provides great comfort in reflecting back experiences and also by forewarning on the dynamics that may lie ahead. McKeown's tone is optimistic and Can-Do. When he talks about business being fun you believe him.
2. As a lens through which to consider and observe other businesses. There is an inevitable draw to hold this lens up against past experiences, to use it when working wit other people and their businesses. Predictable Success presents a framework within which we can try to position our own, or our friends and clients businesses and the challenges that they face.
I recommend Predictable Success to any business owner or leader.
It is not a Jim Collins study steeped in charts and metrics, but it is an engaging, personable and supportive challenge to leaders and entrepreneurs witin organisations of all sizes.
- Version reviewed: Kindle. A great match between text and medium - both are pacy and modern.