Sal Silvester – Keynote Speaker

Sal Silvester

Sal Silvester

Sal Silvester is an industry thought-leader, innovator and internationally sought-after executive coach and leadership development trainer. He is a blogger, keynote speaker and author of three books: Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders that reached #1 on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list; Unite! The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders, an Amazon international best seller, and a collaboration with Marshall Goldsmith entitled Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach.
Working with teams and leaders is Sal’s passion. His unique perspective has been nurtured through his experience over the past 25 years as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture, and as founder of 5.12 Solutions and developer and founder of Coachmetrix to affect positive leadership behavior change that extends beyond the conference table to the kitchen table.

Sal is an International Coach Federation certified coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching certified coach. He is also a certified DiSC distributor and expert.


Stakeholder Centered Coaching Keynote

The Measure of a Leader: Proving Behavior Change in Leadership Development and Coaching
Can you prove your leadership development program is actually working?
Organizations are paying top dollar to send their employees through training and coaching programs and rarely see a measurable and sustainable return on their investment. That’s because traditional leadership development programs are one-hit-wonders. They cover an overwhelming number of topics in one or two days and rarely provide ongoing reinforcement. On top of that, there is usually no true measurement beyond the typical smiley-sheet evaluations at the end of the training sessions. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can and we must do better. It’s time to prove our coaching and training impact for our clients, our businesses and the coaching and training industry as a whole.

In this engaging and entertaining session, Sal Silvester, Founder and President of Coachmetrix and 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group, presents the results of moving beyond smiley-sheet evaluations to measure actual behavior change. Sal will submit a mandate for measuring behavior change in leadership development programs and offer practical tools and tips that enable coaches, trainers, and Organizational Development leaders to measure change in their programs. This is a must-attend keynote for those who believe that more effective leadership leads to more effective business results.
Participants will learn:
  • The measurement imperative: Why measure behavior change in leadership development?
  • Insights from behavior measurement of over 162 leaders and implications of how coaching and leadership development programs are best structured
  • Three critical factors to creating behavior change in leadership development programs
  • How to measure change in leadership development in general, and with behavior change specifically
  • Why it’s critical to set measurement expectations with your executive sponsor

Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders

Are your emerging leaders prepared for roles that will directly impact business results?
I’ll bet your emerging leaders are smart and successful, maybe even rising stars in your organization. People have taken notice and as a result they’ve been promoted. The problem is, if they are like many new or recently promoted managers, they feel thoroughly unprepared and out of their element. Perhaps even a bit scared.

And with good reason. Like so many who have greatness thrust upon them, this is all new and unfamiliar, and how they handle the often-rocky transition to managing people will affect not only their future, but that of the organization as well. As front-line leaders, their actions have a direct impact on their team members’ level of engagement, productivity, job satisfaction, morale, and commitment, more so than any other factor in your organization.

Just thinking about what’s at stake can be overwhelming – especially since in most organizations, new managers don’t receive an inkling of leadership training before being dispatched to the front lines.

We often hear that leadership is about charismatic people who inspire others through the force of their personality. Or that leadership is an innate set of characteristics that are magically bestowed upon the lucky ones at birth. Or that you have to join the Army Special Forces as a rite of passage into the discipline and godliness of leadership.

None of that is true. The essence of leadership is about employing key skills and behaviors on a consistent basis. The good news? These skills and behaviors can be learned.

Imagine the results if your emerging leaders were able to guide their teams based on the key objectives of the organization and ignite higher levels of engagement and productivity from their people.

Based on Sal Silvester’s book Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders, this keynote will show you the four essentials that every leader must be, know, and do.

During this interactive and engaging session, Sal Silvester will share his observations and recommendations on: The 4 essentials to generating team member commitment and igniting the potential of your people
  • The 4 essentials to generating team member commitment and igniting the potential of your people
  • Mistakes new leaders make (and how to avoid them)
  • Secrets to making the transition from peer/individual contributor to leader
  • The opposing characteristics leaders every leader must exemplify to be successful

Unite! How Senior Leaders Balance Results AND Relationships

Are your senior leaders aware of how their roles impact the entire organization?

As leaders rise to higher levels within an organization, they are required to navigate increasingly complex and chaotic situations. There are hand-offs and trade-offs with stakeholders and constituents. There are executive leaders to please and junior leaders to lead. Peers with competing agendas vie for the same set of limited resources.

Some senior leaders seem to have advanced through the sheer force of driving results, often at the cost of high employee compliance and burnout. Others appear to have attained senior roles through the influence of their charismatic personality without producing much in the way of sustained business outcomes. Too many leaders are promoted because of what they know or how long they have worked, rather than their skill in managing others. In this program, Sal moves beyond the 4 essential rules of leadership to explore the 4 shifts in mindset that help a senior leader balance both results and relationships so that ultimately they can unite the people around them.

This keynote will build on the basics of leadership presented in Sal’s book and keynote Unite! How Senior Leaders Balance Results AND Relationships. During this interactive and engaging session, Sal Silvester will share his observations and recommendations on:
  • The 3 C’s : Understanding what makes senior leadership different
  • 4 key mindset shifts: what they look like, what research says, and specific case studies
  • Characteristics seniors leaders must exemplify to be successful
  • What the core shift looks like on the surface and if we dig a little deeper
  • Mistakes senior leaders make (and how to avoid them)
  • Secrets to balancing relationships and results
  • Starter questions to initiate change in the workplace

Audiences will walk away with new insights and distinctions of how to transition successfully into senior leadership roles. Senior leaders will learn to fine tune how they function with their team, with other senior leaders, and to build a strong succession framework.

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