Les McKeown is the President and CEO of Predictable Success. 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 more organisations worldwide.
Since relocating from his native Ireland to the US in 1998, Les advises CEOs and senior leaders of organisations on personal leadership and how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth. His clients range from large family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and include Harvard University, American Express, T-Mobile, United Technologies, Chevron and the US Army.
Les now spends his time consulting, writing, teaching and speaking. Les has appeared on CNN, ABC, the BBC, and in Inc, Entrepreneur magazine, USA Today and The New York Times. His previous bestselling publications are Predictable Success and The Synergist.
"When Les writes, I read. Don’t be deceived by this book’s diminutive size―it’s like a rich, chunk of leadership fudge that you never want to end. Eye-opening, challenging, and encouraging."
– Steve McKee, Businessweek.com columnist and author of When Growth Stalls and Power Branding
"Do Lead is an inspiring must-read that will have you re-examining everything you thought you knew about leadership. Instead of being a trait held by an elite group of individuals, you’ll find that leadership is accessible to everyone."
– Kate Marshall, Award-winning Speaker, Facilitator, Coach ‘Building Business Athletes’
Les McKeown’s latest book, Do Lead, is a thoroughly refreshing take on what real leadership is all about. It is not about heroics or headlines, it is about achieving real results in the here and now. It’s short, to the point, and not to be missed."
– Rita Gunther McGrath, Professor and author of tThe End of Competitive Advantage