Les McKeown
British singer
Les McKeown
Les McKeown is a Scottish pop singer. He was the lead singer for the Bay City Rollers during their most successful period.
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Your Employees' New Year's Resolution? Get a New Job
Inc. Magazine - over 3 years
A recent poll found that a large majority of employees plan to actively seek new work in the new year. Your employees' New Year's resolution for 2014? Get a new job. More than 80 percent of North American employees plan on actively looking for new work in 2014, according to a large annual poll by Right Management, a global provider of talent management services. The results are based on survey responses from 871 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Only 5 percent of workers said that they intend on staying at their current place of work next year. The remaining 12 percent either responded "maybe, so I'm networking" or "not likely, but I've updated my resume," when asked if they plan to pursue new job opportunities in 2014. "These numbers should signal a wake-up call for top management, when four out of five employees say they intend to look for employment elsewhere," Scott Ahlstrand, Right Management's global practice leader for employee engagement, said in a statement. When it co ...
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How a Visionary Is Like an Animated Dog
Inc. Magazine - over 3 years
Your company needs an ideas person to succeed. But that might just require chasing a lot of squirrels. Hearing the phrase "visionary leader" calls to mind almost instantly Steve Jobs, and his particular breed of intimidatingly big-picture thinking. But as Les McKeown sees it, the visionary is a much more common archetype--one that every company on a fast-growth trajectory needs in its leadership team. You could consider the visionary the "ideas person," within a company. "Here's the thing about visionaries. Visionaries are classic starters," McKeown told the Inc. 500 | 5000 conference in Washington, D.C., Friday. "They start stuff. They love putting things into motion." The visionary type isn't all blue-sky thoughts and TED-talk-worthy ideas, though. McKeown, a serial entrepreneur, writer, and consultant, likened an attribute of the typical visionary personality to that of the Golden Retriever, Dug, in the Pixar animated film "Up." “He always seems like he's really into what's goi ...
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How to Compete for Top Talent
Inc. Magazine - over 3 years
Awesome employees are in high demand. You're always competing to hire the best. Here, Inc. columnists give you their approach to win the battle. The debate over immigration reform has entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one hand, he claims there isn't enough talent here without the H1-B Visa program. On the other hand, he satisfies Wall Street, saying that Facebook has no trouble getting good people. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Unemployment is still high, yet many great jobs are going unfilled. Most entrepreneurs I know aren't complaining about the lack of applicants; they're concerned about the quality. One factor rarely discussed is the over-proliferation of start-ups and incubators, occupying the time and effort of millions of talented people with projects that statistically will probably never succeed. And yet talented youth will choose to work part time for a start-up based on the dream of it being the next ...
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Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown admires fans’ loyalty
Calgary Sun - almost 4 years
Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown says he's grateful fans he had as a teenager in the 1970s haven't abandoned him.
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An Expert's Secret to Start-up Growth
Inc. Magazine - almost 4 years
At Inc.'s GrowCo conference, serial entrepreneur Les McKeown talks about the tensions that can propel -- or derail -- a company's growth. Most businesses fail within a few years of starting up. Often, it's because they haven’t successfully identified a market or crafted a good enough plan to capture it. That doesn’t have to be the case, says Les McKeown, a business consultant and serial entrepreneur who spoke at Inc.'s GrowCo conference on Thursday morning in New Orleans. Instead, you can actually manage your business along a predictable curve of seven stages that will not only let you grow, but scale. On stage, McKeown talked about four of these stages, why they're critical, and how to manage your business as you hit each one. “These are very difficult and dangerous and [stages], when an organization’s existence is at risk, even when everything seems like it’s great,” said McKeown, noting that he's founded 42 companies himself. Stage 1: Early struggles of the start-up The foun ...
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Les McKeown: The Fall of the Turnaround Blueprint Strategy
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Two tech superstars are each fighting to prove their past success wasn't a one-off: Ron Johnson, former head of retailing at Apple is trying to turn around flailing retail giant JC Penney, and Marissa Meyer, often thought of as 'the third founder' at Google, is wrestling at the helm of tech's perennial runner-up, Yahoo. Both of them have adopted the same mantra as the core of their turnaround strategies -- In Meyer's case, "That isn't how we did it at Google" and in Johnson's, "That isn't how we did it at Apple". As recent well-sourced stories about both Meyer and Johnson have indicated, this strategy of "we'll replicate what worked in my previous company" isn't entirely going well for either of them -- and unless they change their tune, it's highly likely that neither will achieve the sort of success they saw in their former positions. Simply put, the look-everybody-I've-brought-the-blueprint strategy doesn't work for four main reasons: 1. It's Wholly Counterprod ...
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Five Suggestions for When Your Boss Needs Leadership Help - Business 2 Community
Google News - over 5 years
For example, Les McKeown's book Predictable Success is brilliant for helping leaders get clear on the right steps to take at different phases in a company's life cycle. If your boss is struggling strategically and tactically, this might give them the
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Bay City Rollers pervert Tam Paton's £700000 mansion goes on sale for charity - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
Pat McGlynn said: "This is the best news I've had in ages. I hope he's roasting in hell. When I get there, I want a job stoking the fires." Singer Les McKeown branded Paton "a thug, a predator and a drug dealing b*****d"
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Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events - Aldergrove Star
Google News - over 5 years
Les Mckeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers - Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $42.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services. Matthew Good - Thursday, Nov. 24 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre
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Management Experts Help Businesses Attract and Keep Good Staff - NewsMaker (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Tony Crosby presents career management for individuals, while Les McKeown explores the most important interview: why are you staying? Readers will hear from Mathew French on social media in recruitment and Marie-Claire Ross explores engaging new
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Bay City Rollers return - BCLocalNews
Google News - over 5 years
The Bay City Rollers had sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, and Les McKeown was the original voice on every hit song. He'll be centre stage once more at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre. In this greatest hits show, Les and his band play all the
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Fans sang-a-lang at town show - Dunstable Today
Google News - over 5 years
TARTAN mania came to Dunstable on Saturday, as Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers played to a crowd of up to 3000 people at a big open-air concert in the town. Nobody wanted to say Bye Bye Baby to the band, who rolled back the years for enthusiastic fans
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Bay City star rolls into town - South Wales Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
In his recent autobiography former lead singer Les McKeown accused his former bandmate of "acting like he was John Lennon", but Eric insists there are no hard feelings. "Musically we were very different - Les did things where I wouldn't want to go and
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Rocking with the Rollers in live music marathon - Dunstable Today
Google News - over 5 years
And say Bye Bye Baby to all other invites for Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers will grace the stage as the headline act. Dust down your tartan and shine those dancing shoes ready for all the biggest hits from this legendary band
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Terug in de schoolbanken? - Sprout (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Enkele namen die ten tonele zullen verschijnen: de Amerikaanse serie-ondernemer Les McKeown, Michiel Muller (Tango, Route Mobiel) en Harald Swinkels (NEM). Op de website van de Erasmus Universiteit vind je een informatie over het programma
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Court Still Making Mind Up On Bucks Fizz Spat - Sky News
Google News - over 5 years
Three members of The Bay City Rollers have been forced to tour as Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers. While Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath have also been embroiled in similar legal arguments
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Business conference will 'show off Dubuque' - Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Keynote speakers will be Les McKeown, serial entrepreneur and creator of the European Union's award-winning Entrepreneurship Program, and David Hale, Chicago-based global economist and founder of David Hale Global Economics. Breakout sessions are a new
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May 10: Second Annual Travel & Tourism Summit Is Here - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Get a second opinion from strategist Les McKeown, who will speak at KI of Southern California (1903 Olympic Blvd.) from 6 to 9 pm "He [will address] the seven stages that any business could possibly face in its lifecycle–through a new model called
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CALENDAR; CONNECTICUT
NYTimes - over 6 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com, or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy HARTFORD The Hartford Funny Bone Harland Williams, July 25 at 7 p.m.; $20. Mitch Fatel,
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How to Achieve Predictable Success
Inc. Magazine - almost 7 years
Why is it that in many cases, winners continue to win? What are they doing right that propels them into more and more wins? I'm an entrepreneur, just like 95 percent of the readers of this blog, and I love to win. But to win you must compete, and competition—by definition – means you may sometimes lose. So, when it comes to my livelihood and that of my family and staff, I want to eliminate as many losing factors as possible and lock in the factors that keep us on the winning team. Norm Brodsky has a great line: Smart people learn from their mistakes, but wise people learn from the mistakes of others. I'll try to coin a corollary rule about success—smart people learn to replicate their own successes, and wise people can replicate the successes of others. The trick is to pick the right characteristics of the right people and avoid the bad. That is often harder to do. At my publishing company, the pillars of our business model are built largely on the weaknesses of our competitors. Whe ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Les McKeown
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 53
    In an interview with Scotland on Sunday in 2009, he talked about his sexual relationship with Tam Paton and his own bisexuality.
    More Details Hide Details Stambler, Irwin, Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul. 1974. St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, N.Y. ISBN 0-312-02573-4
  • 2006
    Age 50
    On 3 February 2006, he was acquitted of cocaine dealing.
    More Details Hide Details He suggested that he would sue the Metropolitan Police for earnings he lost from an overseas tour that was cancelled as a result of the proceedings. Today McKeown resides in Hackney, England with his Japanese wife, Peko, and their son, Jubei. He still tours with his current band, "Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers" (he is the only former Roller in the band). The group appeared in the Countdown Spectacular two-concert series in Australia between late August and early September 2007. McKeown has completed two UK tours called Rollermania!, undertaken a UK tour of Once In A Lifetime with David Essex, Leo Sayer and The Osmonds and has, along with Alan Longmuir, appeared in the U.S. playing four dates as well as putting on a meet and greet fest for fans. McKeown was due to go back to the US, as well as Canada, at the end of September - beginning of October for more concert dates. Longmuir had agreed to join McKeown, but health problems meant he had to withdraw from the proposed tour.
    On 31 January 2006, McKeown admitted being a drug user but denied being a dealer.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    He was ordered by Harlow magistrates on 23 August 2005 to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on drugs charges, following his bail release.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 34
    In 1990 he participated in the UK heats of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Ball and Chain", which placed fifth.
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    In 1988-1989 Les McKeown worked with Dieter Bohlen.
    More Details Hide Details The result of their partnership was an album - It's A Game.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 22
    He was with the band until 1978, at which time he left to pursue a career as a solo artist.
    More Details Hide Details He released a series of solo albums which saw modest success, primarily in Germany and Japan. One of McKeown's most unusual musical collaborations after leaving the Bay City Rollers was singing on Filigree & Shadow, the second album by gothic/dream pop band This Mortal Coil.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 17
    He joined the Bay City Rollers in late 1973, replacing original lead singer Nobby Clark.
    More Details Hide Details The group's intense popularity, nicknamed "Rollermania", took off shortly afterwards.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born in 1955.
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