Robert Kriegel

  • Commentator, NPR’s Marketplace
  • Former All American Swimmer
  • Bestselling Author, If it ain’t broke...BREAK IT!, Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers and How to Succeed in Business Without Working so Damn Hard

Dr. Robert Kriegel’s bold, innovative “out of the box” strategies for keeping ahead of the changes and challenges in today’s dynamic work climate have made him one of this country’s most in demand business speakers. His customized speeches and programs inform, inspire and entertain. He will teach you how to develop and lead Change - Ready© people and organizations. You will learn how to round up sacred cows that cost money and inhibit change and new opportunities. He also outlines strategies for gaining the competitive edge by not competing but changing the game, leading customers not following them and rethinking rules, redefining roles and reinventing the game. Each of Dr. Kriegel’s presentations is individually designed to reinforce the objectives of your meeting, to address the specific challenges and concerns facing the audience, and to have practical “take home” value.

 
  

Add to my speaker list
Robert Kriegel headshot
Rave Reviews About Robert Kriegel
Your presentation was great. You have a very dynamic style and did a great job linking the presentation to the message and theme we discussed. All the feedback that I had from people was that they left reinvigorated and ready to tackle their jobs.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Robert Kriegel
  • GTECH Corp
  • Allianz
  • Merck
  • International Carwash Association
  • Williams Pipe Line Company
  • Val-Pack
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Timex Sales Corporation
  • Banc One Mortgage Corporation
Robert Kriegel - ABI Conference - Get Sharable Link
Robert Kriegel - ABI Conference
(>)
Now
Playing
Explore Robert Kriegel's Talks
Expand all >

Innovate Or Else!

Re-thinking the Rules, Reinventing your game Winners don’t respond quickly to change and new opportunities, they create them If you use yesterday’s thinking in today’s game, you’re going to be in trouble tomorrow How to create the future rather than “wa ...

Re-thinking the Rules, Reinventing your game

  • Winners don’t respond quickly to change and new opportunities, they create them
  • If you use yesterday’s thinking in today’s game, you’re going to be in trouble tomorrow
  • How to create the future rather than “wait and watch” it happen (for someone else)
  • 5 strategies for developing innovative new ideas and opportunities
  • The 4 most common obstacles to innovation and how to overcome them
  • Don’t compete, change the game
  • Playing to win vs. playing not to lose
  • How to turn innovation into action

Sales Groups: Don't Satisfy The Customer, Surprise Them

Why the old conventional rules for selling don’t work in these faster, more competitive, rapid changing times How to keep out of ‘commodity hell’ Do the impossible for the customer How to win by out-thinking not outworking the competition How to keep yours ...

  • Why the old conventional rules for selling don’t work in these faster, more competitive, rapid changing times
  • How to keep out of ‘commodity hell’
  • Do the impossible for the customer
  • How to win by out-thinking not outworking the competition
  • How to keep yourself ‘up’ all day
  • How to get yourself in the ‘peak zone’
  • How to prepare for a major presentation
  • How to achieve goals by ‘trying easier’
  • How to motivate your customer

Recognition Events: Using Success As A Spring Board To Greater Heights

How winners stay on top; The two main characteristics of perennial winners Why some people keep winning and others don’t The most overlooked strategy for keeping on top How to conquer the sabotage thinking that traps winners Why you should always mess with success ...

  •  How winners stay on top; The two main characteristics of perennial winners
  • Why some people keep winning and others don’t
  • The most overlooked strategy for keeping on top
  • How to conquer the sabotage thinking that traps winners
  • Why you should always mess with success 

 

Leading In Turbulent Times

How to create a Change Ready© culture in which innovation flourishes, people are open and excited about change and performing at peak levels Three strategies for keeping people motivated and ‘up’ in tough times How to overcome the most common obstacles to change and ...

  •  How to create a Change Ready© culture in which innovation flourishes, people are open and excited about change and performing at peak levels
  • Three strategies for keeping people motivated and ‘up’ in tough times
  • How to overcome the most common obstacles to change and innovate new ideas
  • Three steps for developing can do thinking that turns new ideas into action and increases confidence, commitment and momentum
  • How to coach people to excel under pressure

 

Developing A Change Ready Mind Set

Create change not respond to it, lead not follow, proactive not reactive How to out-think rather than out-work the competition Three characteristics of Change-Ready© thinking Three strategies for thinking ‘out of the box’ Sacred Cow Hunts, streamlining pr ...

  • Create change not respond to it, lead not follow, proactive not reactive
  • How to out-think rather than out-work the competition
  • Three characteristics of Change-Ready© thinking
  • Three strategies for thinking ‘out of the box’
  • Sacred Cow Hunts, streamlining productivity
  • Red/Green time - the 90% solution
 

 

If It Ain't Broke...Break It!

Surfer’s rules for riding the wave of change without wiping out Four Break-It! thinking techniques for developing bold innovative new ideas and opportunities: flipping rules looking outside working backward combining things that ...

Surfer’s rules for riding the wave of change without wiping out

Four Break-It! thinking techniques for developing bold innovative new ideas and opportunities:

  • flipping rules
  • looking outside
  • working backward
  • combining things that haven’t been 
  • thinking like a beginner

Bold, innovative ‘out of the box’ thinking strategies for: ~ keeping ahead of the wave

  • solving old problems in new ways
  • creating new opportunities and possibilities
  • how to create the Future not respond to it

 

Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers

How to Round up Sacred Cows; outdated policies, practices, systems and strategies that cost money and prevent change and innovation How to eliminate thinking that creates sacred cows and enables them to 'graze' on profits and productivity Rules for a Sacred Cow hunt How to put s ...

  • How to Round up Sacred Cows; outdated policies, practices, systems and strategies that cost money and prevent change and innovation
  • How to eliminate thinking that creates sacred cows and enables them to 'graze' on profits and productivity
  • Rules for a Sacred Cow hunt
  • How to put sacred cows on a diet
  • The ripple effect
  • How to Streamline processes and operations
  • How to control email epidemics, paper piles and meeting mania
  • Cutting out vs. cutting down outdated policies and practices

Learn more about Robert Kriegel
Follow   LinkedIn 
Books by Robert Kriegel
(+)
Biography

One of the most in demand business speakers, Dr. Robert Kriegel teaches bold, innovative, out of the box strategies for keeping ahead of the changes, challenges and competition in today’s dynamic marketplace.

A commentator on National Public Radio’s Marketplace program, Kriegel has done two specials for PBS. U.S. News & World Report called him one of the country’s leading authorities in the field of change and human performance. He has taught at Stanford University’s Executive Management Program and is a former advertising executive for Young and Rubicam where he managed Proctor & Gamble and Travelers Insurance accounts. Dr. Kriegel is the author of the national bestseller: If it ain’t broke...BREAK IT! and Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers, which made Business Week’s bestseller list. His recent book which focuses on innovation and out of the box thinking is: How to Succeed in Business Without Working so Damn Hard.

A former all American swimmer and co-founder of one of the first institutes of sports psychology, Bob has coached both Olympic and pro athletes and teams. The New York Times said his work “spurred a revolution in performance practices.” He is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller Inner Skiing which Ski Magazine said; ”set skiing ahead 10 years” and has done color commentary for the US Pro Ski Tour on ESPN. His new book, based on his 30 years as a mental coach for high performers, is: Performance Under Pressure; how to be at your best when it counts.

His customized speeches and programs will entertain you, inform you and inspire you. He will teach you how to develop and lead Change-Ready© people and organizations. You’ll learn how to round up sacred cows that inhibit change and new opportunities as well how to develop strategies for gaining the competitive edge by leading customers not following them and rethinking rules, redefining roles and reinventing their game.