The KIMBA Principle is an important tool for employee development. It can be used to determine how to properly address a performance issue. All issues of development or performance can be traced to one of five key components:  

Does the individual know what to do; how to do it?

Is there something internal or external, tangible or intangible, preventing the individual from performing the task the way its expected?

Does the individual want to perform the task? Does he/she know the rewards and ramifications involved?

Are there proper boundaries set? Have they been mistakenly moved? Are the boundaries too restricting?

Is the individual capable of performing the task? Can he/she be properly trained?


What Experts Say About The KIMBA Principle

 "The KIMBA Principle is full of simple, doable, and effective methods to help you become a great leader. <br> I recommend this powerful book to leaders at every level within an organization."                        - David Cottrell; Author, Monday Morning Leadership

 "The KIMBA Principle is a great reference and teaching tool for supervisors and managers. Michael's  real-life storytelling provides insights and helps to overcome common misconceptions. With KIMBA, he provides a 5-step model which managers can use effectively to coach and develop employees. A 'must have' resource for leaders of all levels."                   - Eric Harvey; President, Walk the Talk

"This is a great resource for managers who want to determine the root cause of poor performance. The KIMBA Principle is the answer for managers looking for a proven solution to employee performance issues."                - Monica Cornetti; Internationally known speaker, consultant,author, and owner of EntrepreNow 

 “Mike Patterson’s extensive knowledge of leadership and coaching skills accurately depicts guidelines for understanding and improving employee performance.”                 - Lorie Sfugaras; VP Director of Training, Summit Bank 

  “Mike Patterson’s direct and focused style of delivering insightful performance and supervision principles makes you sit up and take notice! He uses a blend of wit and wisdom to make complex ideas simple enough for the 21st century manager to take what they need and apply the skills efficiently.“                   -Gwen Thomas, CEO of  the C.A.S.T. Company, Inc. and internationally acclaimed speaker/trainer