Keith Wyche

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Keith Wyche knows first-hand how to lead an organization through change. As past President and CEO of Cub Foods (a division of SuperValu), a $3 billion grocery chain with more than 8,000 employees, Keith led the division to double-digit sales growth » Read Full Bio

Keith Wyche knows first-hand how to lead an organization through change. As past President and CEO of Cub Foods (a division of SuperValu), a $3 billion grocery chain with more than 8,000 employees, Keith led the division to double-digit sales growth in his first year—even though his only retail experience with groceries was buying them. After successfully turning around Cub Foods, SuperValu needed Keith to turn around their Acme Markets division, a larger division with 113 grocery and pharmacy stores and 11,000 associates that had been on a downward spiral as sales and profits had declined for the prior five years. Within a year, Keith had reversed that trend and led the chain to growth for the first time in a half a decade. Before joining Supervalu, Keith was President of U.S. Operations for Pitney Bowes. There he turned around an organization that was losing clients, seeing its competition eat its market share, and suffering from a demoralized workforce. Keith began his career in sales, marketing and management with AT&T and IBM. Previously, he served on the Corporate Board of Directors of WMS Industries and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA).

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Transition Resilience It's Not Just About Managing Change
Responding to change as it occurs is NOT the answer. Keith Wyche shows you how to build transition resilience and equip your organization to deal with all transformations and transitions. Adapting to change is a minimum requirement in today's world. Change brings opportunity and responsibilities whatever your job title. For you and your organization to excel, you must be able to lead change and transformation. Leaders who can influence transformation are valued and differentiated. In this session, Keith Wyche draws upon his own experiences, as a change management leader with an exceptional record of turning around underperforming operations and managing in industries undergoing rapid technological or competitive change. As well, he shares real-world case studies to add to the learning experience. This is not Change Management 101. Keith will show you how to lead your people so that they acknowledge change not just in their heads, but also in their hearts. You will have powerful insights needed to successfully transform your organization.
Good Is Not Enough and other Unwritten Rules for Serious Professionals (in the traditional keynote, "fireside chat" or half-day workshop format)
Moving up the ranks of corporate America requires much more than having the right degrees and working hard. You must know "the unwritten rules." During this session, Keith Wyche empowers today's professionals to see themselves through the same lens from which they are viewed by executive decision makers. Known for his "straight-shooter" approach, Wyche leverages real insights from his and his colleagues' journeys up the corporate ladder to provide real-world strategies for advancing to corporate leadership. The practical advice, tools and tips provided eliminates the maze that confines one to middle management; and insures you walk away with an executable plan to help take your career to the next level.
So You Want to Be a CEO, The 10 Realities of Executive Life
Are you ready to become an "executive?" The realities of executive life can be sobering for those who are not well prepared. On the surface, honest accounts of the executive experience can be (mis)interpreted as discouragement. However, embracing reality is essential to achieving personal fulfillment and avoiding disillusionment. We don't need to argue why becoming an executive is an amazing opportunity, it's just a matter of managing the distractions that can interfere with your ability to maximize the experience. Given the pressures of the economy, stakeholder interests, and increased transparency those selected for top leadership jobs are asked to hit the ground running. The skills and characteristics that are critical to being a successful executive are new, challenging, and often counterintuitive. For that reason, Keith will share some of the essential truths about the executive experience that are seldom discussed, but have the potential to derail success. This session is not only about recognizing the realities, although anticipation is half the battle. He'll also share advice about how to manage the circumstances effectively, using practical and tested strategies, so that you can be the executive you dreamt of becoming.
The 10 Realities of Corporate Life
Do you know and have what it takes to be successful in your job? Did your last review reflect what you believe to be true about your performance and promote ability? In this session, corporate executive Keith Wyche shares the realities of getting ahead in today's tough corporate environment. You'll gain "insider information" about what he and his c-suite colleagues expect from their employees. It is time to realize that life is not fair; you must embrace change and take personal responsibility of your career path.

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