What you can Expect

Study after study indicate that as few as 25% of transformations meet their performance objectives. Many transformations depend on changing staff behaviors or organization culture to take advantage of new strategies, systems, procedures or organizational structures. Yet behavior change is difficult, and leaders need help to deal with resistance and develop interventions that accelerate adoption and embedment. I help leaders ignite their transformational leadership skills so they can achieve greater results faster. I do this by activating and accelerating strategy execution. As a result, I have achieved a remarkable 85% success rate.

What you can expect – A developmental approach that provides:

  • A holistic view of your transformation from an objective outsider.
  • Curious questioning and diagnosis on your aspirations for your transformation.
  • Identification of cross-functional dysfunction in your organization and strategies to mitigate its impact.
  • Honest communications from a trustworthy partner to share insights that others close to you may be unable or unwilling to do without worrying about the consequences.
  • A customized structured approach to achieve and exceed your transformational goals.
  • Highly disciplined planning to help you logically prioritize and sequence your transformation to ensure profitable implementation and adoption.
  • On-going involvement during implementation to advise you on leading the transformation.
  • A sense of urgency to deliver results sooner.
  • Best practice sharing from 30 years of experience working with successful executives and outstanding organizations.
  • Your team will be left with a new set of tools and techniques to increase their skills and expertise, so they are better equipped to lead their organizations into the future.

How I work: Whether you are in startup, turnaround, acquisition, exponential growth, divesture or large technology implementation, I work with you to assess your transformation and develop plans to accelerate results by focusing on your people, teams, strategy, processes, and systems.

  • The goal is long-term improvement in capabilities and performance, not just a successful transformation.
  • Robust, multidimensional analytical skills to assess your current situation, your mission and outcomes.
  • Strong organizational skills and a process orientation to help organizations, teams and leaders drive transformational change to achieve greater results faster.
  • Strong relationship skills to connect with you and your people to bring out the best and develop a robust plan to drive success.

Leaders who want to accelerate change, are open to feedback and are willing to try new approaches seek me out.

And the results:

  • A clear understanding of the impact of the transformation.
  • Faster decision making.
  • Clarity of cross-functional enablers and risks.
  • Accelerated buy in, acceptance and call to action.

To discuss your business and how we might partner to increase your business results contact me.

"Steve made valuable contributions to our senior leadership team several ways, helping us increase our success. He challenged how we led as individuals and created an environment to improve how we lead as a leadership team. He navigated our many unique challenges and adapted his style to fit our needs. He was so successful doing this we asked him to perform similar work for more of our teams. Thus, engagement scores improved, and employee attrition rates declined."
Murali Gopal, MD, FAPA, Vice President, Global Medical Healthcare Solutions, AbbVie