Ian Ziskin’s new book, The Secret Sauce for Leading Transformational Change, will be released on June 1, 2022. Ian is the lead author, with contributions from other senior business leaders, HR leaders, transformational change experts, authors, coaches, and consultants. The result is an exploration of what it takes to lead, survive, and even thrive in periods of transformational change through the lens of diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives.

Secret Sauce by Ian Ziskin

The idea for The Secret Sauce for Leading Transformational Change began during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2022, where transformational changes were taking place in people’s personal and work lives, and society at large. This unprecedented period was characterized by massive disruptions, including economic instability, racial and social injustice, declines in mental and physical well-being, remote school and work challenges, and political divisions.

The book highlights the practical experience of several hundred leaders who contributed their expertise on the art and science of leading transformational change—experts who have executed and delivered on transformational change. In this book, they share insights, vivid stories, and lessons learned on what to do, how to do it, and what to avoid. There really is a secret sauce for leading transformational change!


“The demand for transformational change has never been greater, and the practical guidance offered in The Secret Sauce for Leading Transformational Change is topflight. Highly recommended for CEOs, board members, and senior leaders as we address this demand.” (Jane Edison Stevenson, Vice Chair, Board and CEO Services, Korn Ferry)

“Ian’s lifetime of experiences has generated a marvelous compendium of ideas with impact. Transformation happens when thoughtful colleagues share insights on truth, talent, timing, and tools.” (Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group)

“Leaders and organizations must master transformational change to remain relevant and viable. The Secret Sauce is a powerful resource for practical insights into the what, why, and how.” (Professor Edward E. Lawler III, Director, USC Marshall School of Business Center for Effective Organizations)

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