Predictive Leadership: Avoiding the 12 Critical Mistakes That Derail Growth-Hungry Companies
By Kirk Dando
"Nothing masks issues and robs an organization of its full potential like success "
That's right! Most successful, growth-hungry companies begin to miss their projections or worse, not because demand is low or conditions are difficult, but simply because they don't know how to predict, nurture, or even maintain their own growth and success. At each stage of growth, natural problems are glossed over in the scramble to expand, making the organization vulnerable to chaos, no matter how strong or expert its leaders. Most leaders feel isolated, pressured to build on earlier success and maintain total control the perfect recipe for the 12 most common and critical mistakes to show up and slow or kill growth.
Kirk Dando, leadership and growth expert, CEO of Dando Advisors, calls these roadblocks the "12 Warning Signs of Success," and has helped leaders across industries predict, prepare, and avoid them at every stage of growth. "Predictive Leadership" is rich with real-world stories, prescriptive advice on how to scale your business and limit the drama so you can unlock the growth and success you desire.
Maybe you had the right idea but hired the wrong person. Maybe you're running into a leadership bottleneck, having trouble getting your team aligned, unknowingly incentivizing failure, or losing sight of your core values. Dando, known in leadership circles as the "Company Whisperer," has encountered every one of these obstacles himself, as a C-level executive in a high-growth billion-dollar business. He knows firsthand that these moments of truth determine whether you can lead your company to become a strong, mature, and financially sustainable organization, or drift toward an uncertain future."
"Dando offers leaders valuable advice as they transition from startup stage through growth mode to industry leader." --"Publishers Weekly"
""Predictive Leadership" will help you see the successes and predict the failures every business experiences before they materialize. Kirk Dando's been there, done that perspective gives you an insider's view of what really happens in high growth companies and shows you how to unlock the leader inside." --Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive"
""Predictive Leadership" challenges leaders to take an authentic, eyes-wide-open look at their businesses to avoid common pitfalls. This critical authenticity is unfortunately often missing in business decisions, leading to unnecessary stress on the business and its leaders and stakeholders. When I was starting out, I devoured dozens of business books; "Predictive Leadership"'s simplicity and focus on action - rather than theory - can help leaders succeed more quickly and with less heartache, something we can all appreciate." --John P. Mackey, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
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