Kevin Eikenberry

Keep or Toss? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

A man in his 90’s recently surveyed his garage which was filled with the remnants from an old business, activities and hobbies and memories. LOTS of memories. And at the request of his children, he brought in a dumpster. And after just a few hours of work, it was filled to the brim.

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Engagement is a Choice – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Engagement is a popular topic and something that most organizations are constantly striving for. And it’s a worthy goal but the problem is that most organizations are thinking about it all wrong. To help us understand this, it might help if we take a look at the actual definition of the word.

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How Flexible is Too Flexible? Leading People During a Pandemic

Kevin Eikenberry

We are facing working situations and complications that most have never faced before. And while enlightened leaders want to provide flexibility to their team members to accommodate these trying and challenging times, the work must still be done.

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The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

We meet in hundreds of ways, but mostly without thinking about why or how to make those meetings more meaningful. Whether it is a party, a baby shower, a team meeting (virtual or otherwise), we typically do it without a process for making it better.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

My Problem with Masks (It’s Not What You Think) – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The topic of today’s episode would have been nearly unthinkable six months ago…and yet, here we are, talking about masks and how contentious they have become. I have a problem with masks, and it’s not what you think. It’s not political and it’s not scientific.

The Power of Empathy – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this video, I am talking about the power of empathy. But in order to understand the power, we need to know the definition. EMPATHY: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.

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Some Help With the (Ongoing) Reality of Remote Work

Kevin Eikenberry

For many, it started as a short duration necessity – working remotely for a few weeks. Then we thought it would be over by Memorial Day. Then the Fourth of July. Now Labor Day has passed with no end in sight (and maybe a plan to continue to work remotely for the long term). Since […].

The Language of Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

Words create worlds. The words we think about and use create the world we live in. The words that leaders choose and use matter even more, because as a leader, we are creating a world for more than just ourselves.

Clearing the Path to Learning Today

Kevin Eikenberry

I know, you are busy. I know, the pandemic has changed the way you work, and possibly where you work. It has also added new worries and concerns to your life. Given all of this, it is possible you don’t feel you have time or even opportunity for learning today. Yet, the situation you find […].

Leadership and Your Grill – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’ve watched many of our previous episodes, you know that I often ask our viewers to challenge me to find leadership lessons in bizarre and random places. And today, I am finding the lessons that we as leaders can take from our grill.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Making Midyear Check-ins More Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are coaching others in the workplace, you probably have some sort of performance management process. While these typically culminate in the annual meeting, many suggest or require at least a midyear check-in too.

The Best Deal in Leadership Development

Kevin Eikenberry

Many leadership development activities have been suspended by the pandemic.

Now is the Age of Empathy

Kevin Eikenberry

No one would argue against the value of empathy. Yet, most would agree it is often in short supply. And while, from an organizational or societal perspective, we could always use more of it, the need is greater than ever. That is why now is the Age of Empathy. Let me tell you why, why […].

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How Could It Be Any Easier?

Kevin Eikenberry

Isn’t it time for something to be easy? Most would agree, 2020 has been hard. Many things that used to be simple, aren’t. Some things we took for granted are gone (at least temporarily). If you are like me, you yearn for something to be easy. What if I told you we could create easy […].

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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. And while the remote […]. The post Remote Leadership Doesn’t Mean Remote Control appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Getting Clear Messages Shared Throughout Your Organization (When No One is in the Office)

Kevin Eikenberry

Communication is hard. Cascading communication – getting a clear and consistent message shared – is harder. Doing it remotely? That brings another level of complication.

Will or Skill? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I meet with a lot of leaders who are frustrated with people on their team who are not doing something at all or who aren’t doing something in a certain way. And in order to address this concern, there is one question that they can ask to determine WHY this is: Is it will or […].

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The Power of Consciously Changing Your Perspective

Kevin Eikenberry

As helpful as the maps app on your phone can be, have you ever been frustrated how the routes sometimes make no sense? Have you ever seen something from two different angles and seen something entirely different?

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Why You Need Routines Now More than Ever

Kevin Eikenberry

As long as you have been in the workplace, you have had work routines. As your job situations changed, those routines adjusted with you. Rarely have so many seen their working situation change so drastically, so quickly. Now, nearly all of the cues and rhythms that marked your workday are changed.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Questions to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective

Kevin Eikenberry

Few consider meetings the highlight of their workday – more probably consider it the bane of their work life. It is true that meetings, while important and potentially useful, aren’t always very good. Sadly, now that most meetings are being held virtually, it hasn’t gotten any better. The challenge is how to have more effective […]. The post Questions to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Promoted During the Pandemic? Here’s Your Next Step

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the most challenging transitions of a career is to move into a leadership role for the first time. If you are doing it after being promoted to lead your former peers, it is even harder. We have helped leaders and organizations overcome those challenges for years.

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The Latest Thinking from Top Leadership Experts

Kevin Eikenberry

Unfortunately, leadership experts aren’t treated like rock stars. But they should be. Rock stars entertain us and give us a song to sing. Leadership experts give us ideas that can change our results, our success, and our lives. And most of them can be pretty entertaining, too.

World-Class Leadership Learning – From Your House

Kevin Eikenberry

Of all the consequences wrought by the COVID-19 situation, one has been a nearly complete stoppage of all development for leaders. This stoppage is understandable, but unfortunate when leaders (you!) need support and development now more than ever.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Creating New Work Routines – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I talked about the power that routines can have in our lives. If you missed that, you can watch it here. In this video, I am talking about The thing about routines is that when they change, we are often left feeling a little lost, confused or even discombobulated.

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The Power of the Break

Kevin Eikenberry

Remember recess? Swinging happily on swings, monkeying around on the monkey bars, or zooming down slides… As kids, this was an important part of the day.

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How to Encourage Your Team to Make Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

In a world of constant change where the status quo is a myth, making decisions are part of the lifeblood of any successful organization. Leaders who try to make all those decisions will be pressed, stressed, and likely behind. Whether thinking about the short-term need for decisions to be made or the long-term implications for […]. The post How to Encourage Your Team to Make Decisions appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

How Many Hats are You Trying to Wear?

Kevin Eikenberry

All of us wear many hats. We are friend, neighbor, sibling, and mentor. And we are also parent, employee, leader, spouse, and in many cases now, a teacher. Managing multiple roles has been part of your life, but now it is a different ballgame.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Helping Your Feedback Be Accepted

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the third in a series of videos on feedback. You can watch the previous videos from the links below. In this video, we talk about how to get others to accept the feedback you are giving – leading them to action.

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Crisis Leadership – How to Be a Good Leader in a Crisis

Kevin Eikenberry

Today, the crisis is the COVID-19 pandemic. And while this crisis isn’t like anything most people have experienced, it isn’t the first crisis we have faced. Although crisis leadership has always been an important skill, now it feels compulsory – and perhaps you feel unprepared. Here are some ideas that you can specifically apply to […]. The post Crisis Leadership – How to Be a Good Leader in a Crisis appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Do You Prefer A Microscope or a Telescope?

Kevin Eikenberry

Microscopes and telescopes are different instruments used in different scientific disciplines to help understand and explore what is being studied. While you have likely looked through both, you’ve likely not thought about their connection to your success as a leader. Until now.

Five Things Leaders of Newly Remote Teams Must Do

Kevin Eikenberry

Schools have closed, forcing your people to work remotely. Or people have self-quarantined after travel. Or your state has issued guidance to have people work from home if possible. Or perhaps out of an abundance of caution, your organization has decided to allow people to work from home. Whatever the reasons, if this is you, […]. The post Five Things Leaders of Newly Remote Teams Must Do appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

When Were You Most Confident? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I want you to be a little reflective today while you’re watching the video and think about a time when you were at your most confident. We can learn a lot by reflecting on a particularly successfully time or moment in our lives – we can learn a lot by what we did as well […].

The Danger of Being a Know-it-All – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’re like me, you went to school for a long time. And 13 or more years will teach you that knowledge is what “wins” the game of school. So if knowledge is a good thing (and it is!), where’s the danger? Tweet it out: Make your goal to know more, not to know it […]. The post The Danger of Being a Know-it-All – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Personal & Professional Development Video

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The Case for Daily Inspiration

Kevin Eikenberry

Learning and growing to become a more effective leader and professional isn’t easy. There are plenty of things that distract us, get in our way, and keep us from focusing on our growth. That’s why daily inspiration for leaders is so important, and that is why we offer that to you for free.

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The Procrastination Busting Question – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I was going to tell you about it but maybe I will wait. I don’t feel like it…right now. This will be hard. I want to get it just right. There are LOTS of reasons why we procrastinate and we all do it at one time or another (and probably even more than that!) And […]. The post The Procrastination Busting Question – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.