Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership Lessons from College Basketball

Kevin Eikenberry

While you might not be a fan of basketball or college basketball specifically, presumably you are a fan of developing your leadership skills.

Is Your Organization Ready for Hybrid Work?

Kevin Eikenberry

At the start of the pandemic, chances are your work life changed. If your role remained, you likely moved from working in the office to working from home. That was a big change for many people to adapt to working apart from each other.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

When Are You at Your Best? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You might know that I grew up on a farm. And on a farm, you work late into the evening when needed. You see, my Dad was a night person. So it was not uncommon for me to work very late into the evening. Because of this, I grew up thinking I was a night […]. The post When Are You at Your Best?

Video 219

Five Coaching Questions – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This title might have you wondering why as the coach, you are asking questions versus providing answers. And the reason is, I believe that the best coaches have good questions.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Lessons Learned at an Auction – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Auctions. And I love pretty much any type of auction. But my favorite is hands-down an antique tractor auction. Yep, they exist.) And while if you like auctions, this video might be even more interesting to you.

Video 166

Gazing Into the Future of Work – Five Things We Know

Kevin Eikenberry

As you gaze into the future of work it might look hazy. Where will we work? How will I interact with and collaborate with my teammates? What will our offices look like? While we do not know the answers to those things with certainty, there are some things we do know. I am sharing the […].

Skills 177

A New Benchmark for Success – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Benchmarks are great. They help give us a way to measure our progress and/or success as compared to others and they also give us something for which to aim.

A Message for You in Tough Times – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently received an email from the Principal of the High School that I attended, asking if I would help with a project. As the students are getting ready to celebrate a COVID-style homecoming, the staff is asking alum to share messages of encouragement and support.

Helping You Look at The Future of Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Whatever your working situation is today, it is likely different than it was a year ago. And if you are like many people, the future of work for you may not look like the present or the past. Last year, many organizations were forced to send people into remote work.

Sharing and Shifting the Spotlight

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, there will be times when achievements are made, goals are reached, and the spotlight will shine in your direction. While the role of the leader is important, too many leaders want to bask in that spotlight … by themselves.

Goal 143

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

How Do You Make the Important Decisions?

Kevin Eikenberry

Decisions are a part of adult life. Making decisions, sometimes critical ones, is a part of your role as a leader. We have made decisions all our lives. But that doesn’t mean we are good at, confident in, or prepared for the types of decisions we face as leaders.

Skills 180

Saying No with Love – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything. You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.

How Will You Transition to a Hybrid Work Arrangement?

Kevin Eikenberry

One thing is clear – what the workplace will look like in the future will be different than it used to. For the past year, many have been mandated to work remotely. But when the mandates and health concerns are gone, then what?

Leading in Times of Stress

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever had to lead when things were stressful? Have you ever felt stressed, yet still needed to lead effectively? If you have led for any length of time, and certainly if you led during 2020, you have experienced this!

Stress 222

Practicing Empathy – The Five L’s

Kevin Eikenberry

Empathy – understanding the feeling and emotions someone is feeling as a way to provide solace and support while building understanding and trust – is a critical leadership skill.

Skills 261

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Transaction or Interaction – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In a fast-paced (and often remote working) world, we seem to run our days on “transactions” – short-term, project-driven tasks. And while transactions get things done in the short term, relationships are built and nourished on interactions.

How to Show Your New Leaders Some Love

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps the toughest transition people make in their professional lives is the transition from being an individual contributor to being a leader.

How To 198

This Course Started It All

Kevin Eikenberry

Creating something that lasts can be a source of pride. Creating something of great value, specifically something that can help new leaders succeed, is special. In the Fall of 2009, in downtown Chicago, Guy Harris and I piloted a workshop called From Bud to Boss.

Course 161

Self Care is Selfish – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In the world today, people are running hard and fast, many so focused on taking care of others – be that their children, spouse, clients, teammates, students or their patients – that they aren’t taking the time to take care of themselves.

Video 199

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

What Social Media Doesn’t Teach You About Effective Communication

Kevin Eikenberry

We all communicate in a variety of ways every day. The fact is human beings are born to communicate. And the number of ways we can communicate has never been greater than today. In fact, some of our most prevalent communication mediums today didn’t exist twenty years ago.

Media 164

The State of Leadership in 2021

Kevin Eikenberry

As a new year begins, especially one following a year so unpredictable and unprecedented, it makes sense to think about what successful leadership in 2021 will look like.

Perhaps This Will Be The Book of the Year

Kevin Eikenberry

The title might be presumptuous, and I might be biased, but we believe for many people The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere may well be the book of the year. And now, it is finally available.

Books 207

Remote Leadership Doesn’t Mean Remote Control

Kevin Eikenberry

In 1964 the first remote control for a TV was created. Sometime after that, the TV watching experience changed forever. The remote made it easier to watch and control the television. Quite possibly earlier this year you created a remote team. You may not have wanted one, but here you are.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

A New Meeting Metric – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely heard this saying: What gets measured gets done. While it’s an oversimplification, there is a lot of truth in this saying. And interestingly enough, one of the areas where we spend an increasing amount of time is meetings.

A Better Way to Think About Productivity

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are reading this, you care about your productivity. And however productive you are, you probably want to improve. That is a worthy goal. Before we can improve our productivity, we have to know what it is. And many people don’t have a clear picture of productivity.

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Kevin Eikenberry

“Can I give you some feedback?” is a question filled with emotion, for both parties. When and how should you ask it? And how should you respond to it? There are layers to these questions that are worth considering, especially when giving peer feedback. Let’s take a closer look.

A Daily Way to Become a Better Remote Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve been helping individuals and organizations with remote leadership for many years. Not surprisingly, in the last year, the desire to improve remote leadership has been greater than ever. The desire and interest are there.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Are You Asking Enough Questions?

Kevin Eikenberry

We ask questions everyday – they are a natural part of conversation. In part, because we are so familiar with the practice, we don’t often take time to consider the power of those questions or our skill in using them. As a leader and coach, they are one of the most useful tools we have […].

Tools 198

The Case for Continual Practice – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In January 2014, I recorded the very first episode of Remarkable TV. And the episode below is our 365th episode – we haven’t missed a week since we started! That’s like recording and releasing a video every single day for year.

The Forgotten Tool for Improved Remote Work Communications

Kevin Eikenberry

When I was a kid, many kids spent hours talking on the phone. Now, kids the same age spend hours on their phones too. But more likely, they are texting rather than talking. When I first joined the workforce, I spent lots of time on the phone.

Tools 191

Nurturing Collaboration on Remote Teams

Kevin Eikenberry

AJust because people are working from home, doesn’t mean they are an effective remote team. In fact, even if your team was successful and cohesive when you were all in the same workspace, doesn’t mean that you have great remote collaboration now.

Team 233

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Need to Make a Decision? Flip a Coin

Kevin Eikenberry

Decisions! We all make them every day. And while we do make them frequently, often we wonder if we made the right one or search for new ways to decide. Do we apply our intuition to our decision making, or is that a bad idea? What approach should we use? I want to tell you […].

Skills 208

The Death of the Conference Call

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are like me, you have been on hundreds of conference calls in the past. They were a brilliant solution to remote communication requiring only a phone, a number to the bridge line, and a passcode.

Is it Good or Bad? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, I’m telling an old story about a farmer and his stallion. And while I like stories just as much as anyone, this is more than just a story. This is a lesson on the power of perspective. Tweet it out Before deciding a situation is bad, stop and think a bit longer […].

Power 175

Don’t Forget Your Phone – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I was growing up, most households only had one phone and it was usually in the kitchen. And teens spent alllll the time on that phone. Today’s teens also spend a lot of time on the phone, as do most of us. These tiny devices consume so much of our time and attention, although […].

Video 161

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.