Motivational Interviewing Works Best for Executive Leaders when you use all 4 OARS

Why is it necessary to develop skills to lead people through change? Shouldn’t people naturally change on their own when they see change is needed? Often, as leaders and managers, we will give advice expecting our colleagues to change. Yet, we can see that the prescriptive method doesn’t work that well. Motivational interviewing is an effective way … Continued

How Personality Indexing Increases Team Performance and Results

Have you noticed different motivational strategies are effective at inspiring some team members into action but, have little to no impact on others? For example, Susan in accounting may be motivated by the recognition she receives from a small award that symbolizes her accomplishment, whereas Rasheed in research, may increase his productivity if more time … Continued

4 Essential Pillars to Build an Environment Primed for Business Growth

You can grow a business that inspires team members to actively drive your vision forward. Howard Schulz, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington are just three examples of people who led their teams to greatness. However, and not surprisingly, creating an ideal environment primed for business growth will not happen by accident. Nor will it happen overnight. … Continued

The 7 Responsibilities of Leadership

As a leader, you must be many things to many different people. The further up the organization you move, the more you will need to refine your ability to balance effectively between different roles. If you do not manage this dance effectively, you will face the common consequences of ineffectiveness, frustration, lagging motivation and even … Continued

Sharks, Pirates, Pareto and Risk

How Sharks, Pirates and Pareto can help to manage risk in the face of change Your organization is in the midst of change. A merger? Acquisition? Downturn? Disruption? Yet, you are someone who makes it happen. You are not someone who stands idly by to let change roll on top of you. Here is a … Continued

17 Things I’ve Learned After 18 Years of Motivational Speaking

If you are a leader or a manager (or both), these insights will help you move people in a healthier, more productive direction. If you are building your public speaking tool kit, these points will help you, too. After over 11,000 hours of practice, training and execution, this is what I’ve learned from my career … Continued

Strategic Deployment

    What can Japanese efficiency teach us about turning vision into action? How do we direct an organization to achieve more worthwhile goals? You can be highly productive at the wrong things, and where will that bring you? Hoshin Kanri is a step by step planning method used to ensure that the different functional … Continued

CLEAR goals are better than SMART goals

— Other Popular Articles on KBS Blog: Strategic Deployment – Turning Vision into Action CLEAR Goals and why SMART Goals Fail 17 Things I’ve learned after 18 years of Motivational Speaking 5 Ways to Communicate More Effectively — Adam Kreek is on a mission to positively impact organizational cultures and leaders who make things happen. … Continued

5 Ways to Communicate More Effectively

Effective communication is a key skill for successful leadership. Here are 5 habits that you can implement right away to improve communication with your team. Enjoy!    

The Responsibility Ethic: BC Business Best Seller List

The Responsibility Ethic made the BC Business Best Seller list for the 3rd week running. Thank you BC Business! I’m on a mission to help individuals take responsibility for their self-leadership and personal and professional goals, and as a result, drive team and organization’s success.    I train teams at organizations across the globe, and offer … Continued