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A 10-Point Checklist for Better Team Decisions

If there’s one secret to achieving scalable success, it’s this: an organization’s leaders must be able to make high-quality team-based decisions – consistently and repeatedly. Why is this so much easier said than done, even for a team full of top…

Decision-Making Advice for Ford in the Wake of Big Change

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Yesterday, Ford announced that it had effectively fired Mark Fields, its President and Chief Executive Officer. And while a lot of the media’s focus has rightly been on both the impressive background…

Wells Fargo and the $75m Carpet-Cleaning Bill: Three Lessons for the Rest of Us

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Wells Fargo just announced that it’s clawing back a total of $75m from the two execs involved in the recent ‘phony accounts’ scandal (John Stumpf, ex-CEO, and former retail bank leader Carrie…

How to Tie Strategies to Action

Each person in your organization generates anywhere from 20 – 50 individual actions per day. Multiply that by the size of your workforce, and you can almost see the enormous cloud of activity that’s taking place. Knowing these actions are…

Gauge Your Organization’s ‘Growthiness’

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success Over the course of thirty years of helping senior executives to grow their businesses, we’ve developed the ability to quickly assess an organization’s predisposition to growth – usually in 90-180…

31 Things Leaders Need to Know About Themselves

One of the keys to becoming a better leader is developing self-awareness. For most of us, it’s our blind spots that hold us back, not the things we already know we need to improve on. To help you identify yours, we’re sharing the checklist we…

What’s Your Magic (Dunbar) Number?

By Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success In the 1990s a British anthropologist, Robin Dunbar, postulated something that many business leaders had viscerally intuited: once a group grows larger than around 150 people, social constructs dilute to…

Checklist for Being Ruthlessly Constructive

In order to lead your organization to scalable, sustainable success, it’s vital that you and your executive team address issues head on. However, these conversations can be difficult – even toxic – if approached the wrong way. By introducing…