WEBINAR: How to Lead Your Organization Through (and Out Of) This Crisis

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These are strange, disquieting times...

For me, it's a continuance of what I found myself amidst in the very first day of my adult work life.

Check out what 7 recessions (and two extended sessions in the foetal position) taught me about leading through a crisis:

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2020-03-18 UPDATE: "The 2008 downturn was the absolute best thing that ever happened to us."


Yesterday I was on a call with a long-standing client.

We were discussing the COVID-19 crisis and comparing it to previous crises we'd been through together (John and his company have been a client for along time :-), and he said this:

"The 2008 downturn was the absolute best thing that ever happened to us.

Really. We went down from 111 people to 43 - but they were the 43 best. We hunkered down, we made money every year during the downturn because we were so disciplined.

When we came out of it, we came out like a slingshot - we had eight years of double digit growth."

(By the way, lest you think this is one of those made-up stories, my client's name is John Estabrook and he's the Owner and President of Pella by Horne. I have John's permission to share this with you). 

Just read John's comment again, one more time...

The 2008 Great Recession was 'the absolute best thing that ever happened to us'.

John's company had 8 straight years of double-digit growth from 2008 on...

That's a pretty impressive response to a crisis.

Now, I know that there's a lot more at risk in this current crisis than just money. Profit and top-line growth isn't everything - but as a leader, you can't secure the health and wellness of you, your family, and that of your employees, partners, members, congregation or any other stakeholders without first securing the structural and financial well-being of your organization.

John was kind enough to also say this when discussing the reasons behind his company's remarkable response to the 2008 crisis:

"To your credit, you know, Predictable Success really did change this company."

I share that with you not to brag. This isn't a time to brag.

But it also isn't time for false modesty. I know the power of the Predictable Success model.

I've seen what it has done to transform organizations of all sizes, in all industries, for-profit and not-for-profit.

I've seen how it has fundamentally altered businesses and organizations just like yours - helping them grow and succeed in good times, and even more powerfully, helping them react and respond in crises like this one.

Next Tuesday (24th) at Noon Eastern, I'm holding a webinar during which I'll teach the Predictable Success principles for leading your organization through (and out of) this crisis.

I hope you'll join me and learn how you can one day look back and say "The 2020 crisis was the best thing that ever happened to us":

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2020-03-20 UPDATE: "I feel a little embarrassed to say this, but I feel really good about the medium and long term."


That's a straight quote from a coaching call I had today with one of my long-time clients, the CEO of an Inc 5000 company based in the mid-west.

Brandon (not his real name - there are sensitivities at play here that I want to respect, but yes, he does exist and these quotes are his) has a payroll of hundreds of people, a product portfolio that is complex, and is working in a tight-knit local community that feels like a fishbowl at the best of times.

And he is confident about his company's future, even in this, the most devastating of crises any of us have ever faced.

If you knew Brandon, you'd know two things: (1) that his embarrassment is real - he is, like all of us, devastated by the events of these last couple of weeks, and (2) that with his mid-western adherence to fact-based reality, to say something so positive is based on hard-nosed calculation - not some pollyanna-ish hopefulness.

How can Brandon be so upbeat when so many of us are distraught, lost - casting about for a sense of direction in the most devastating crisis of our times?

Well, the main reason of course is that Brandon is a great leader, with a great team, and a rock-solid product offering.

But so are you. As are so many others - leaders of best-in-class manufacturing and service companies, world-changing cause- or faith-based not-for-profits, churches, charities and NGO's - all struggling to envisage a future, let alone feeling confident about the medium and long term.

So what makes the difference? Where does Brandon's confidence come from? Well, one component element is something Brandon said in an email he sent later, after our call.

During our call Brandon had mentioned that one of his re-sellers was experiencing growth problems, and that he'd like to connect the two of us. Here's part of what Brandon said in his introductory email to the two of us:

"[Predictable Success] directly played a significant role in our ability to navigate our way through Whitewater. Les was and remains a significant asset and mentor for me and [my company]".

As I've said before, I share that with you not to brag. This isn't a time to brag.

But it also isn't time for false modesty. I know the power of the Predictable Success model.

I've seen what it has done to transform organizations of all sizes, in all industries, for-profit and not-for-profit.

I've seen how it has fundamentally altered businesses and organizations just like yours - helping them grow and succeed in good times, and even more powerfully, helping them react and respond in crises like this one.

Next Tuesday (24th) at Noon Eastern, I'm holding a webinar during which I'll teach the Predictable Success principles for leading your organization through (and out of) this crisis.

I hope you'll join me and learn how you say "I feel a little embarrassed to say this, but I feel really good about the medium and long term":

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