Thursday, April 7, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 6 pm Zurich, 7 pm Istanbul
Why Aren't You More Like Me? Why Personal Style and Values are Foundational to Your's and Others' Success in Life
Recent research has confirmed that only 2% of individuals will realize their potential without a working knowledge of their personal style. In in this session, Ken will outline a holistic approach to developing ourselves as professionals, but also provide you a model and frame work to coach and serve others. As a thought leader, Ken will challenge and explain why long-held positions or beliefs in our profession, such as his assertion that style or temperament should NEVER be used to determine a career path. He will provide options and strategies to consider no matter what your profession or position.
Ken Keis, co-creator of the development models of CRG Consulting Resource Group International Inc, discusses how assessment strategies and processes increase and multiply your success rate. His second book, Why Aren't You More Like Me? Discover the Secrets to Understanding Yourself and Others, captures over 30 years of research his CRG firm has developed and complied. Ken earned an MBA in International Management and is President and CEO of CRG. He is an expert on assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live on purpose.
Ken Keis, MBA
President & CEO
Consulting Resource Group International Inc.
Please think about your respond to these questions prior to Ken's interview.
Exercise #1: Who Has Credibility?
- What is your definition of credibility?
- Who has credibility? Why?
- Who lacks credibility? Why?
- So what? Why should we care about credibility? Or maybe we shouldn't!
Exercise #2: Staff Morale and Looking for a New Job
- What it the number one factor that affects staff morale?
- What percentage of individuals dislike their work from mildly irritated to
- According to a UK study what percentage of employees start looking for a job the very same day they started a new job?
Something To Think About
- Why do you think that personal style (temperament/type) should NEVER be used to determine a person's career direction?
Opening Instructions for Listeners
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our speaker today, Ken Keis, co-created a beautiful series of assessment strategies and processes through CRG, a Canadian-based firm. He just came out with a new book, Why Aren't You More Like Me? Discover the Secrets to Understanding Yourself and Others, which captures over 30 years of research his firm has developed and complied. I've used his assessments with my students and clients and in workshops for career professionals. His assessment tools are reliable, having been used with thousands of individuals, and can be applied easily to one's own situation. What's more, they are colorful and fun! Welcome Ken! Before we start, if you are at your computer, then open the link to Ken's Careerwell WEB page or print the 2-page PDF document at the top of Ken's Careerwell page, because he provided several diagrams that he will refer to during his interview.
- My first question is what is personal style? (pp. 9 & 10) Is it the same as personality?
- How does personal style provide the basis for the way you engage your environment? (p. 11)
- Why should style or temperment never be used to determine a career path?
- What are the components of your holistic Personality Development Factors Model? (p. 21)
- How does personal style relate to building self worth? (pp. 25 - 28)
- Is one style or pattern better than another? (pp. 49 - 60)
- How does your model interpret extroverts and introverts? (pp. 61 - 84)
- How do you assess personal style (p. 37 - 48)
- How does one find a role that matches their working style? (pp. 119 - 136)
- Many of our listeners are self-employed or have a business in addition to working for an organization. How does style influence the success of entrepreneurs? (pp. 137 - 159)
- What is "style-shifting" and why is it important? (pp. 169 - 176)?
- How can we coach clients using style-shifting techniques? (pp. 177 - 193)
- How can one maintain credibility at home and work? (pp. 195 - 203)
- Could you summaryize the personal style concept?
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