The 10 Elements of Leading Successful Change.

Leading Strategic Change, Innovation & Transformation2019-09-23T20:25:41+00:00

Leading Strategic Change, Innovation & Transformation

The 10 Elements of Leading Successful Change.

Gain Foresight. Insight. Strategic Action.

Maps and compasses are important when traversing unfamiliar terrain and entering into new territory. The same is true in business. Maps are helpful in a world that is filled with so many unknowns, daily market adaptations and disruptive break-through innovations. Having clear strategic direction that is clear, focused and intentional, while at the same time is nimble, market-sensitive and able to pivot in a moments notice is crucial to bringing value-adding vision, alignment and mission execution to fulfillment. is a clear and simple 10-step strategic mapping process that generates innovative solutions to move an organization, cause, initiative, product, or even person, forward. It leverages the change and transition process in a way where true transformation takes place. It’s more about thriving than surviving.

Strategic Common Denominators

Following a holistic strategy road map gives us a common framework to communicate, innovate, plan and implement with others in our teams and organization. It helps identify root problems and generate value-adding, future-oriented solutions. Utilizing strategy maps (and thinking) that are deliberative, planned and clear, yet still flexible enough to pivot on a dime in order to ride the wave of seemly serendipitous opportunity, can help catapult us beyond our current reality toward experiencing a better future and world.


Using the metaphor of a bridge that spans and connects two sides of a river and enables people to cross over, so too StrategyAlive is a strategic “bridge-building process” of sorts. It too connects and bridges two worlds or realities so that others can move successfully across. As you will discover, StrategyAlive is both a framework and set of practices that move us from “here” to “there.” This bridge or change platform is held together by strong pillars that are time-tested and herculean.

A Bridge From Here To There 

Although when complete this bridge is a fully integrated construct, in the beginning it was first architected, thought by though, piece by piece, process by process, survey by survey, conversation by conversation, piling by piling. As we might suspect, anchoring the strategic pillars into place are the prerequisites to any hope of successful bridge construction and people-crossing. StrategyAlive will explore the 10 core “bridge-building pillars” that are embedded into the change and transition process. These practices will enable leaders to not just manage change, but create an opportunity to generate guided transformation.




Strategy Alive  – Leading Strategic Change and Innovation Workshop:

This Leading Strategic Change and Innovation workshop is an excellent corporate leadership training course, professional development module, executive education component, and/or team-building event for your organization or work-team. This workshop can be completed over a 1-day (full day) or 2-day experience with your leaders and managers at your organization, an area hotel, or offsite. Supplemental training materials are provided to all participants.

StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Chris Meade

Propel your team to new heights

Caroline KeeganDr. Chris Meade’s enthusiasm and expertise in leadership application can propel your team to new heights. His presentations will capture the attention of any work group and generate sustained dialogue resulting in new ideas and improved teamwork.  I attribute much of my leadership exploration and development to his thought provoking books and classes. The opportunity to be part of Chris Meade’s audience is one I hope for your organization. Caroline Keegan, Business Manager

Very positive experience

Department of Veterans AffairsThe training experience was very positive for us because you had such great insights. It was an enriching experience learning about ourselves as well as others on our team.  We appreciated the way you created an active learning environment. We highly recommend this training for other employers and their employees. Your workshop was an incredible learning experience and we had a lot of “take aways” as well as some thoughtful reflection. We appreciate your openness and passion.  Thanks again for your wonderful training! Tammy Skrinski, Christie Neal – Veterans Service Representatives

Strategic Change and Innovation Facilitator, Corporate Trainer

Dr. Christopher Meade brings nearly 25 years of entrepreneurship, business ownership, management and leadership experience his role as President at Leadership Alive, Inc.®. He holds a PhD from the University of Idaho in Adult & Organizational Learning with a concentration in Leadership. A former university business dean, award-winning MBA professor, author and leadership coach, Christopher have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years and has keynoted close to 100 events in the United States as well as spoken in 15 cities throughout China. He is the recipient of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award.

Described as an engaging, insightful and energetic speaker, Chris has worked with over 500+ teams and organizations, many are top-tier firms such as: Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, eBay, Instagram, NFL Detroit Lions, eBay, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Home Depot, Abbott Laboratories, Sony PlayStation, Salesforce, HP, Comcast NBC, United Healthcare, U.S. Department of Treasury, Commerce, Defense, Veterans, Justice, State of California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Citibank, US Olympic Committee, USAA Insurance, Cisco, Federal Reserve Bank, Hitachi, Emory University, Ohio University, University of California Berkeley, and Children For The Nations. Christopher devotes his time to speaking, training, teaching and writing.