Greg Satell delivers energizing and actionable keynotes to audiences worldwide by bringing real world stories to life. While many can talk about innovation and transformation, Greg lives it. As a former media CEO and now a bestselling author, he brings a practical approach to creating the future and customizes each talk to impact each particular audience. Greg also thrives on interaction and goes the extra mile to engage the audience in both live and virtual settings.
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Do you have an idea for change? Maybe it’s something in your organization, your industry, your community or throughout society as a whole? Do you have an idea that can impact your world in a positive way? Is there something you passionately wish were different, but it feels like the deck is stacked against you?
The truth is that there are natural laws that govern change and that these laws can be learned and applied by anyone, in any context. You don’t need to accept the status quo just because others are willing to. You can use these principles to overcome resistance, achieve the transformation that you want to see and make a real difference.
Based on nearly twenty years of research into movements and his book, Cascades, international keynote speaker, bestselling author and one of today’s foremost experts on transformation and change, Greg Satell will explain the fundamental principles that make the difference between disappointing failure and transformational impact.
Format: 45 Minute Keynote/15 Minute Keynote
Harvard Business Review article: To Implement Change, You Don’t Need to Convince Everyone at Once
Most people work with a traditional managerial mindset. They build consensus, work to execute efficiently and deliver predictable outcomes for partners, customers and other stakeholders. Most of the time this is the right approach, but the problem is that eventually the environment changes and your business model is disrupted.
That’s why we need to be able to adopt a changemaker mindset. We need to not only execute, but explore to find new problems to solve, overcome resistance to change, build a culture of empowerment and, ultimately, survive victory. The truth is that change doesn’t always come from the top, it can come from anywhere—if you know the tools and how to leverage them.
Based on nearly twenty years of research into movements and his book, Cascades, international keynote speaker and bestselling author Greg Satell will explain the principles of how you, no matter where you are in the organization, can have transformational impact in every aspect of your life.
Harvard Business Review article: You Don’t Need a Grand Strategy to Achieve Organizational Change
Never has there been a greater need for transformation. But how do you make that happen? How do you take an idea and get it to scale? How do you overcome people’s natural tendency to resist anything new and different and overcome skeptics who seek to undermine your effort to bring change to your organization, your industry or the world at large?
Traditional change management techniques rely on persuasion. They assume that if you create enough of a sense of urgency around change, people will fall in line. That approach has failed miserably. In fact, research by McKinsey suggests that almost three quarters of organizational transformations fail.
Yet that doesn’t mean you can’t bring about the change you seek. In this session, international keynote speaker and bestselling author Greg Satell will point the way. Based on his award-winning book, Cascades, he will, through vivid case studies, explain the science and practice of how ideas spread and show how you can overcome resistance and make your vision of change a reality.
Harvard Business Review article: 4 Tips for Managing Organizational Change
Clearly, digital transformation is no longer an option, but an imperative. In fact, recent research from Accenture has found that in the three years prior to 2018, firms who led their industry in enterprise technology adoption grew two times faster than laggards. Today, they are growing five times faster. The risk is no longer merely getting left behind, but being eliminated altogether.
Make no mistake, however, digital transformation is not just about technology. Success involves far more than simply procuring competent vendors and doing some user training. These initiatives can no longer be left solely at the feet of technology leaders and IT staff, but must involve a diverse set of ecosystem stakeholders.
We’re desperately in need of a shift in focus. We need to do more than just implement technology. Basic objectives such as cost optimization and process improvement can no longer be the ultimate aim. Leaders must inspire and empower their entire organization to boldly reimagine their work environment, customer needs, product offering, and even the purpose of the enterprise.
Harvard Business Review article: 4 Principles to Guide Your Digital Transformation
One of the most common complaints that managers have about organizations is that there are too many “silos” which limit the flow of information and make it almost impossible to execute an integrated strategy. Perhaps not surprisingly firms frequently reorganize to “break down silos,” only to find that they’ve created new ones in other places.
Yet silos are not all bad. They are, in fact, “centers of capability” The answer isn’t to break them down, but to connect them to create a more networked organization. You don’t do that by reorganizing, but by deploying smart strategies to help promote informal connections that transcend the formal organization.
In this program, Greg Satell, one of the foremost experts on how networks drive transformation, will help you identify opportunities to make your enterprise more agile and adaptable in a way that empowers your employees by creating opportunities to build, maintain and deepen informal relationships across the organization.
Harvard Business Review article: What Makes an Organization “Networked”?
Most people’s idea of a great innovator looks a lot like Steve Jobs. Mercurial and difficult, constantly spouting out a seemingly endless supply of ideas. That may have worked for the famous Apple founder, but it hardly ever works for anyone else. In fact, it is often the hot-shots that stop innovation in its tracks.
Great innovators are not knowledge holders, but knowledge brokers. They build superior networks of information and insight through generosity and a collaborative style.
This program introduces the Innovation Pulse, a self assessment tool fashioned after the Apgar test, that was developed in partnership with Proteus International and will help every team up its innovation game.
Harvard Business Review article: 4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team