Surprisingly, most companies fail not because demand is low or conditions are difficult, but simply because they don't know how to manage, nurture, or even maintain their own growth and success. At each developmental stage, they become vulnerable to chaos, no matter how strong or expert their leaders. Most leaders feel a sense of isolation, assuming they have to "know it all" and end up making critical mistakes. Dando calls these critical mistakes the "12 Warning Signs of Success," and he helps leaders across industries identify, anticipate, and avoid them on the way from startup to Fortune 500. Maybe you've hired the wrong person, have too many direct reports, or say yes to everything; you might believe your own hype, incentivize failure, or lose track of your core values. Dando, known in leadership circles as the "Company Whisperer," encountered all the same challenges as a C-level executive in a high-growth billion-dollar business, and he knows that these moments of truth determine whether the leader and the company become a strong, mature, and sustainable organization, or drift toward an uncertain future. ""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 a " rather than theory a " can help leaders succeed more quickly and with less heartache, something we can all appreciate." - John P. Mackey, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market "Dando has broken new ground, and has been teaching an entire generation of business executives how to be more effective leaders. If your objective is to optimize your growth as a leader, pick up Dando's book and heed its wisdom, it is a contemporary classic. A must read!" -Tom Meredith, Former CFO, Motorola and Dell, Chairman of Bazaarvoice "Once in a rare while does a leadership book come along that bridges the gap between theory and practical advice. Dando has done it in "Predictive Leadership," providing real world stories I could relate to and prescriptive guidance on how to predict and solve for the most common pitfalls ALL successful businesses experience.' - Christine Perich, CFO/COO, New Belgium Brewing Company ""Predictive Leadership" forced us to confront the brutal facts we had yet to address. It helped us steer through the challenges such that we've never stopped growing and are more confident in our strategy than we've ever been.