Igniting a Transformation Revolution
Steve Salisbury

2 CPE/CPD in Business Management & Organization

Igniting a Transformation Revolution

Presented by Steve Salisbury

Leaders in every industry struggle with driving successful transformation. These are complex, riddled with challenges, and consume vast amounts of energy. Despite innovative practices in leadership these transformations continue a paltry 30% success rate. In this engaging talk Steve shares the TLT - the Transformation Leadership Trifecta. The TLT includes fortifying your personal transformational leadership, galvanizing your leadership team and enrolling employees for significant buy-in. Steve weaves in stories of his rich history leading several transformations. The results? You’ll beat the odds and achieve greater success, accelerate your transformation and propel your personal leadership success.



1.       Learn how to craft a clear purpose which is critical to your transformation.

2.       Learn how to build your leadership coalition to eliminate cross functional dysfunction.

3.       Learn how resistance is not only desirable, it is necessary, and learn the steps to mitigate its effects.

4.       Learn how to enroll your employees to drive long term sustainability.



1.       Develop an aligned leadership team and eliminate cross functional dysfunction.

2.       Engaging employees to drive change allows them to master their destiny.

3.       Develop stronger personal leadership qualities.


As a 100-minute workshop:

1.       -Discuss the difference between advocacy and inquiry, why inquiry drives influence, and perform an exercise to demonstrate the power of inquiry.

2.      - Perform a case study review to understand how clarity of purpose drives value faster during transformative change.

3.      - Integrate recent relevant news events that shows the power of healthy organizational culture, and the gaps that occur when there are issues (e.g. Uber or GE).

4.       -Describe a case study to demonstrate the power of culture and its transformative effects on organizational leadership.

5.      - Discuss how participants can integrate these traits into their organization.

6.      - Discuss the impact of resistance on the ability to transform and organization and define how resistance is a benefit to the long-term sustainability of the program.

7.       -Describe a case study to demonstrate the power of harnessing resistance, and enrolling legitimizers into the transformation program.

8.      - Perform an exercise to discuss the merits of resistance and how participants can identify and incorporate these elements into their transformation program.

9.       -Perform a case study to evaluate employees along the three BE dimensions: Real, Willing and Trustworthy.

10.   -Tie all this together to highlight the major components of a successful transformation and provide key takeaways for immediately applicable action.

Speaker Bio

Steve Salisbury

.    SSteve Salisbury is passionate about working with executives to bridge the strategy to execution divide to drive successful transformational change. He has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises to set the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to under perform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate. Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe. Steve spent most of his adult life in southwestern Michigan and now lives with his wife in Chicago. His hobbies include Chicago history, architecture, wine and family history. He still owns the southwestern Michigan family vineyard his parents purchased in the 1960’s.

10/22/2019 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM