Kevin Eikenberry

Refreshed for the Future of Work

Kevin Eikenberry

The future of work for many will include new flexibility in when, where, and with whom people are working. Those changes mean leaders need to adjust their approaches and habits to be prepared for leading in the future.

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Overcoming the Uncertainties of the Future of Work

Kevin Eikenberry

As you live in this very uncertain present, you can see that the future of your work – where, when, and how you do it – might be changing. If that future looks murky, uncomfortable, or scary, you are not alone. And if you are looking not just for yourself but for your team or […].


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The Power of Persistence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Persistence is good and virtuous. But it’s also hard. And telling someone to be persistent seldom goes all that well. We may know it, but don’t want to hear it – or even know what to do with the advice when we hear it. Many years ago when I was at Purdue, I was having […].

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What Do You Need to Weed? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m talking about weeds in the video below, I promise you that this is not a gardening video. In the video, we’ll talk about the “weeds” in our lives – how to identify them and how to remove them for greater success at home and at work.

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5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Why “Hybrid” is the Right Word Right Now – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Several years ago, we started using the words “hybrid teams” to describe a team where there are some people working in a physical office and there are some people who work virtually outside of the office.

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Have Employee Expectations Really Changed?

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve written often about the importance of setting clear expectations with our team members, including here and here, but expectations run both directions. Do you understand your employee expectations of you as a leader, and about their work and working situation?

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How Important is Confidence?

Kevin Eikenberry

That is a broad question – how important is confidence? Let me narrow it down just a bit – how important is confidence at work? Now that we have framed the question, let’s create a useful answer for you. In short – it more important than you may realize.

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Avoiding Cliques on Your Hybrid Team

Kevin Eikenberry

Put people in groups and cliques will naturally form. While they don’t have to be negative, often they are seen as such, especially by those on the outside looking in.

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The Starting Point for Greater Influence

Kevin Eikenberry

Would you like to have people hear you, value your input, and more often follow your lead and ideas? If so, you are striving for greater influence. When you have greater influence, you have greater confidence, you are less stressed, and will likely be more productive. Those are all good things.

Bingeing for Your Future

Kevin Eikenberry

It used to be that watching TV meant watching it live. Then we had VHS recorders where we could watch something later (if you could set it up). Then came DVRs, which made it easier, and you could store more shows than you could ever watch. Now we have streaming – and the true advent […].

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Do a Process Check – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

On the day that we release this video, it’s just about the middle of the year. But whether you’re watching this video in June or you’re watching it in November, it is a very valuable practice to do a process check.

Work Life Balance is … Personal – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s always a lot of discussion around work life balance and maybe more so than ever now that many of us have brought our work home, literally, and are working from home.

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The Future of Work Newsletter

Kevin Eikenberry

Put yourself in a time machine and dial it back two years. As you looked at the future for your industry, your organization, your work, and your workplace, you saw lots of changes and uncertainty ahead. Plenty was being written and spoken about how fast change was happening and how to cope with it.

Is Your Team Ready to Succeed in a Hybrid Workplace?

Kevin Eikenberry

In order for your hybrid team to succeed, individual hybrid team members must have the skills to succeed. The old cliché that the chain is only as strong as the weakest link definitely applies here.

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A Change You Have Control Over

Kevin Eikenberry

As you look into the future of work and your workplace, there is plenty of uncertainty. When things are uncertain, we don’t feel like we have much control of events and the future.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

How Can You Achieve Greater Influence? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I get asked this question a lot: How can I be more influential? And often times when I am asked this, it isn’t phrased exactly like that. It might sound more like… How can I motivate my team to do more? How can I better inspire my team? There are a lot of ways that […].

Celebrating Birthdays at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Birthdays. We all have them, once a year. What can/should/might we do to celebrate birthdays at work? Is that the role of the leader? How has this changed if the team is remote or hybrid?

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Would You Like to Be More Influential?

Kevin Eikenberry

Everyone would like to be more influential – get their ideas across and make a bigger impact. While I believe everyone wants those things, many also worry about being seen as pushy or presumptuous, brassy or bold, or even self-serving.

Do You Have Friends at Work? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you have friends at work? According to a survey at Olivet Nazarene University, 82% said they do and in fact, on average they had 5 friends at work. 29% would even describe one as a best friend. So, it’s likely that your answer to the question I posed above was yes. And when I […].

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7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Do You Notice What is Changing? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s a popular fable about a frog in a pot of water. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it won’t perceive the danger and will cook to […].

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Redesigning Work for a Hybrid World

Kevin Eikenberry

How we see our world and our future is impacted greatly by what we have already experienced. Until March of 2020, even if you had worked remotely some (or a lot), you lived in a world that was place-centric and not work-centric. Now that we all have a new set of experiences, its time to […].

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The Power of Trust

Kevin Eikenberry

People trust leaders (in general and their own) or not. People trust their co-workers, or not. And we all know that when the trust level is higher, good things happen for everyone.

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Yes, Hybrid Teams Can Collaborate

Kevin Eikenberry

In facilitating learning experiences (virtually) over the last 18 months with leaders who want to be more effective in leading remote or hybrid teams, one of the most common concerns I hear is, “We can’t collaborate without a whiteboard.”

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

What to Do When You Reach a Goal? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a goal setter (which improves the chances of getting where you want to go), you will achieve them – maybe not all, but many of them. And often people feel empty or feel a sense of ennui when they reach a goal. The good news is, reaching your goal IS the goal. […].

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The Future of Work: Challenge or Opportunity?

Kevin Eikenberry

Let me start with the obvious: 2020 and 2021 (so far) have been hard on your organization and also for you as a leader and likely a long-distance teammate. Now for the equally true but less obvious: The future, starting now and for awhile, isn’t going to be easier – in fact, it might be […].

Big Little Breakthroughs

Kevin Eikenberry

When we think about innovation, we often think of the big home-run idea – the kind books are written about and dreams are made of. We get starry-eyed at the prospect – and then discouraged that we aren’t creative enough and could never be that innovative.

You are Leading by Example (Even When People Can’t See You)

Kevin Eikenberry

You have more influence than you realize. That is true for all of us – but for leaders it is doubly true. Many leaders have underestimated the power of their example as they worked remotely from many or all of their team. The truth is, you are leading by example, all the time. Perhaps you […].

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.

Digital Body Language

Kevin Eikenberry

As humans, we begin learning about the role physical body language plays in communication almost immediately. We learn the subtleties and nuances behind posture, facial expression, and vocal inflection – the things that enhance (or sometimes say more than) the words themselves.

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What Does it Take to Stand Out?

Kevin Eikenberry

Of all the changes to the workplace that the pandemic brought, one hasn’t been talked about or written about very much. But it doesn’t mean it hasn’t been on remote (and now hybrid) team member’s minds. How can I stand out when the boss never sees me?

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A Common Way to Create Confusion

Kevin Eikenberry

The world is a complex place, with plenty of chances for confusion in thought, communication, and decision-making. As leaders, we have a responsibility for clear thinking, clear communication, and effective decision-making.

Five Ways to Learn with and From Peers

Kevin Eikenberry

We learn in lots of ways. We learn from our experience and from trial and error. We learn from our parents, our boss, and experts. We also learn from our peers – but maybe not as effectively as we could. There is plenty we can learn from those around us. And if we are more […].

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!

What To Do While You Wait – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m willing to bet that every day, we spend some amount of time waiting. Waiting on hold. Waiting on our food order. Waiting for our kids to get off the bus. Waiting, waiting, waiting. And I recently observed a group of people who were waiting for quite a long time.

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The Future is Now

Kevin Eikenberry

The world has changed a lot in the last 20 months. And all of this change has rightly gotten everyone thinking and talking about the future of work. Where will we work, when we will work, how will we work, and will it all work? There is understandable uncertainty about those questions.

Your Next Culture Will Be a New Culture – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Wherever there are people who gather, there is culture. Culture is – the way we do things around here, how you succeed around here and the collective stories we tell. And right now, as we find ourselves slowly emerging from the pandemic, there are three cultures that we can adopt.

Join Me Live This Week

Kevin Eikenberry

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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!