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Les Mckeown

Three Lessons for Startup Founders From Andrew Mason's Not-So-Funny Resignation

Les McKeown | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business
Les McKeown

Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.

The Fall of the Turnaround Blueprint Strategy

Les McKeown | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Les McKeown

Elements of past success in previous organizations can be incredibly helpful in shaping strategy in a new position, but the default mindset needs to be 'what's new and different here that requires new and different solutions?', not 'what can I copy wholesale from my last job?'.

How To Be a Significantly Better Business Leader in Just One Day

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

Here are the seven most impactful short-term actions which, when taken together, will significantly improve your leadership in just one day.

Your Leadership on the Line: Four Business Lessons from National Turmoil

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

It would be insensitive to the point of crassness to compare the current travails in the Middle East and North Africa with the daily experiences which...

Stop Trying to Find Your Passion and Get to Work

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

Despite what the ever-multiplying "find-your-passion" gurus will tell you, possessing passion is about as relevant to business success as possessing Steve Job's black turtleneck.