Leading your Organisation's Business Transformation 

Friday 20 October 2023 │  Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club │ 08:45-10.00 BST

Successful leaders understand that in times of uncertainty, organisations need to innovate and transform to maintain competitive advantage. However, most business leaders agree that business transformation is highly challenging, and that delivering successful transformations is in practice, very difficult to achieve. 

These organisation-wide business transformations require strong and adaptive leadership skills, whilst also adapting to rapidly evolving technologies and external market threats. Increasingly leaders’ ability to inspire employees behind a common purpose will be key to success. A strong sense of purpose helps guide decision-making, shape organisational culture and drive employee engagement and satisfaction; ultimately, acting as the foundations for business transformation.

It is the role of visionary leaders to inspire trust through clear objectives and ethical values and standards that, importantly, translate into decision-making. Fostering an environment of trust and collaboration, in which failure is not only tolerated but encouraged, will be key to competitive advantage.



08:45 Welcome and introduction

08:50 Scene-setter presentation

  • Setting the context for why leadership in the digital age is so much more challenging  
  • Exploring different leadership styles from agile and transformational to authentic and top-down
  • What type of leadership characteristics and values do today’s employees want and need?
  • What is purpose and how can leaders inspire a strong sense of purpose so that employees feel aligned with organisational objectives?
  • How can you encourage your teams to embrace change?

09:05 Virtual roundtable discussion:

  • What are the characteristics of inspirational leaders that you have experienced? 
  • How did these characteristics manifest in positive behaviours?
  • How should leaders effectively bring their employees with them on the change journey? 
  • How do you build a culture of trust, innovation and experimentation?

09:45 Next steps and key takeaways

10.00 Close


TIMTim Willmott, Senior Enterprise Programme Manager, FIS
Tim is an accomplished change agent bringing 20+ years’ experience in delivering business change including supporting organisations to adapt the way they work to increase revenues, efficiencies, reduce costs and deliver value faster, using both agile and waterfall methods.


Our events are open members of our community. Membership is free and is open to all those who have a professional or academic interest in business leadership and disruption, or the capability to support our Full Members through their business transformation.

This particular event is open to our Full Members (C-level executives, directors, heads, or equivalent senior leadership positions who have the ability to bring about disruption or technological change within their organisations).