All of the topics listed are available as a

  45 - 90 minute keynote speech. Most can also be delivered as a 4 - 6 hour workshop.

Email or call 347-91KIMBA for more information or to discuss more topics.

For a more complete listing of topics, click on the interactive training brochure on the right. 

 Leadership

10 Ir-RUF-utable Paws of Leadership

Some managers stress all day at work, trying to find the secret to coaching and motivating employees. They find it easier to engage with the family dog than with their employees. In this fun, yet on the mark presentation, managers will learn how to use some of the same concepts to coach and motivate employees as they do a new puppy. Topics include hiring (choosing the right breed), setting boundaries (don’t let them jump) and rewards and recognition (don’t forget to let them out to play). Adapted from lessons in the book Sit Stay Succeed! 

Lead Where You Stand

Throughout history in all walks of life, individuals have looked to their leaders to challenge, motivate, and develop the success of the individual and group. Leaders, from the sales floor to the oval office, inspire others to achieve success.

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn traits and characteristics of highly effective leaders, understand the concept of behavioral conditioning at work, how proactive and reactive thinking affects employees’ actions at work, and discover how much control they really have over everything that happens in work.    


Titanic Lessons of Leadership

One hundred years ago, the unsinkable ship did just that, becoming one of the greatest disasters of all time. In the years that followed, experts have dissected the effects of April 15 1912 to determine what went wrong, and how to avoid them happening again in the future.

The lessons learned from Titanic can be applied to business as well. This metaphorically-driven presentation will revisit the events surrounding the sinking of Titanic, and illustrate how they apply to current day leadership. Key points include reevaluating policies and procedures, acknowledging obstacles, and being upfront with employees. 


Tomorrow’s Leaders Were Hired Yesterday

Is your organization committed to promote from within, but find most new managers are hired from the outside? Do young, employees with potential leave the organization due to lack of opportunities? Companies spend thousands of dollars to recruit and train new managers, while the individuals who will lead your organization in the future were working there all the time. 

In this session we will discuss the keys to preparing your employees for advancement; including creating a career path, offering effective feedback, becoming a mentor, and putting employees into leadership situations before leadership positions.  

 Coaching

The KIMBA: Principle: Decoding the Causes of Employee Performance Issues

Are you a manager dealing with an employee performance issue? Have you tried additional training to no avail? Are you unsure what to try next?

Poor performance can be related to a variety of reasons, including training, coaching, and motivating. Managers who have "tried everything" to improve an underperforming employee only try what they know to try. In this fun presentation, managers will learn the five different variables which cause employees performance issues.   

Employee Development

10 Ir-RUF-utable Laws of Leadership

Some managers stress all day at work, trying to find the secret to coaching and motivating employees. They find it easier to engage with the family dog than with their employees. In this fun, yet on the mark presentation, managers will learn how to use some of the same concepts to coach and motivate employees as they do a new puppy. Topics include hiring (choosing the right breed), setting boundaries (don’t let them jump) and rewards and recognition (don’t forget to let them out to play). Adapted from lessons in the book Sit Stay Succeed! 


Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Batman 

Have you ever felt being successful at work requires the same powers as a superhero? Do you feel you are always in need of a new tool to get the job done? Have you ever wanted a cool car to drive around the city or your own cave to hang out? 

Employees need someone to look up to and emulate. In this presentation, employees can learn five key tips for success and advancement by following the footsteps of the comic book legend. Taken from the same management presentation, but geared specifically for non-supervisors.  


What Will You Do With Your Next Four Minutes?

Obstacles and adversary happen in your work and life. You can do nothing and hope for the best, use them as an excuse in the event of failure, or overcome them to be successful. In this enlightening and introspective presentation, we will discuss your options in work and life, and how you choose to handle adversaries.

 Sales

Sales: Don’t be ashamed, everyone else is doing it.

Are you introducing a new or more enhanced sales culture to your organization? Are you attempting to motivate employees who don’t believe ‘sales’ is ‘part of their job’?

In this eye-opening presentation, we will look at sales in all walks of life; from the waitress selling you desert, to your young child selling you on an extra hour to stay up at night. We will also review ways to defuse the negative connotation of sales, and discuss how to effectively sell to customer needs to strengthen their relationship with your organization.

Service

If You Call it Service, You Better Provide It

While many job titles invoke the term “customer service”, actual customers might be appalled at the level of service provided. In this fun presentation we will talk about delivering exceptional service to exceed your customers’ expectations

© 2014 Mike Patterson Partner in Learning, LLC