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.
Dan Pink on The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Dan Pink on The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Les McKeown
David Gardner on Why you Should be a Fool
David Gardner on Why you Should be a Fool by Les McKeown
Interview with Kevin Coppins
Interview with Kevin Coppins by Les McKeown
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.
Marshall Goldsmith by Les McKeown
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!
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