Kevin Eikenberry

Five Songs with Leadership Lessons

Kevin Eikenberry

Music can make you cry, laugh, and dance. The right song can transport you to another place and time instantly. Songs can also inspire and inform us when we take the time to listen to the lyrics.

The Insanity of Leadership Development

Kevin Eikenberry

It might seem strange for a person who has devoted his life to helping leaders grow and improve to write an article titled “The Insanity of Leadership Development.” My hope is that the title – and the irony – piques your curiosity to read on.

What You Can Learn from a Salad Fork – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the fourth in a series where I connect weird or unusual items to leadership – all of these items are suggestions from our friends on our social media channels.

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What We Can Learn From a Garden Weed – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As a “farm kid”, I’ve had a lot of experience with weeds – working hard to eliminate them so that we can grow the crops we needed on our farm. And I’ve spent my fair share of pulling them as an adult both at my house and still at the farm.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Make Accomplishment the Goal

Kevin Eikenberry

Busy, is a four-letter word, even if it isn’t the type my mother warned me about. Generally, we feel like things are getting done when we are busy, yet “busy” is a symptom of a rampant problem – one that most people don’t even realize.

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Leadership Lessons from a Pencil – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the second in a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership. And these items are coming from the challenge that I put out on our social media channels – asking our viewers to submit their suggestions for these items.

Is it a Strength or a Weakness?

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much talk about strengths and how we should play to them. The wisdom is learn about your strengths, and once you know them and use them, you will become more effective. This is a fine approach, and while I agree with it in general, there is a problem. A problem that might be […].

Creating Calm Within Your Work Storm

Kevin Eikenberry

The work of a leader can get harried, rushed, and stressful. The challenge is to not let the stress negatively impact our health, our productivity, or our results. That’s why I suggest you find ways to create a circle of calm in the storm and stresses of work and leadership.

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What It Means To “Approach It Like a Coach”

Kevin Eikenberry

There are nearly as many ways to lead as there are leaders. What we believe and our mindset relating to the role of leading others says much about how we choose to lead. When you bring a coaching mindset to leadership, it will change your approach to many situations.

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Three Years of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Kevin Eikenberry

In the spring of 2016, we decided to create a leadership podcast that would bring the best leadership experts and expert leaders to learn from each week.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

The Painful Truth About Procrastination

Kevin Eikenberry

Procrastination. If you were to tell me you’ve never done it, I would question other things you say too. Granted, not everyone procrastinates in the same way or to the same degree. Yet procrastination is something everyone does.

Five Surprising Truths about Presenting Powerfully

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader, you present ideas, projects, and plans to groups. Given that, presentation skills are a key skill for leaders at all levels – and for many other professionals too. That’s why some much is written and so much advice floats around about this topic.

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Five Skills That Help You Lead Remotely

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve been leading remotely for years, co-founded the Remote Leadership Institute, and co-wrote The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership. Given that, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about leading remotely – and specifically how to do it better.

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Hey Leader, Do You Feel Like an Imposter?

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, by most any standard, you have achieved a level of success. After all, not everyone gets promoted, or perhaps even multiple times, and now has the responsibilities and opportunities that come with leading others.

What Do You Expect? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever been disappointed? Frustrated? Maybe even annoyed? And then maybe you said (rather cynically), “Well, what did you expect?”

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

What You Can Learn From Auto Bingo – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I was a kid, my sister and I used to play a game in the car called Auto Bingo. And while I think my parents mostly gave us this to keep us quiet, there are quite a few leadership lessons that we can learn from this fun family game of my youth. Check it […].

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What an Apple Can Teach Us About Leadership – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the third in a series where I connect weird or unusual items to leadership – all of these items are suggestions from our friends on our social media channels.

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A Creativity Mashup – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’re like most, when you think of “mashup”, you think of music. And while this is one way to look at mashup, today we are looking at it as it relates to creativity and leadership. And we’ll start by using this definition of mashup: Mashup: a mixture of disparate elements.

Your Culture is an Asset – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m not an accountant and you likely aren’t either, I am using an accounting term today to help us understand the value in our workplace culture. Tweet it out: Your organizational culture is an asset. How can you maximize its value?

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

The Danger of Expertise – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are. And while there’s no question that knowledge truly is power, sometimes…as leaders…there is danger in expertise.

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How Much Time Do You Invest in Learning?

Kevin Eikenberry

Investment. Usually that word leads us to think about our 401K account, or the capital budget at work. We think about investing money to gain returns over time. And yet, we less frequently equate investing with time – a resource more precious and limited than dollars.

Three Great Words of Encouragement – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to record a video course with some great people at LinkedIn Learning. And while the process that I go through each week here on Remarkable TV has grown and improved significantly over the years, my time at LinkedIn Learning was quite different.

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A Lesson in Values – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I think of Independence Day, I think about a lot more than just hot dogs and fireworks. Mostly, I think about values, and I think about the incredibly hard work that our forefathers did many years ago – work that was based on a shared set of values.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Interacting with Me Live

Kevin Eikenberry

As time goes on, and I have more responsibilities and Client commitments, I find myself less available to my readers, listeners, and past participants. This is just one reason why we started experimenting with Facebook Live several months ago.

Preparing Remote Leaders for Success

Kevin Eikenberry

How Closely Are You Looking? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever noticed that how closely you look at something determines what you see? As leaders, it’s really important that we look closely so that we can really understand what’s going on in our team, in our organization and in our jobs.

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Leadership Lessons from a Pogo Stick – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you missed last week’s episode, I announced that we are starting a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership.

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Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Busy is a Four-Letter Word

Kevin Eikenberry

Yep, busy is clearly a word of comprised of four letters. And I believe it is a word that we should banish from our vocabulary – just like many other four-letter words our moms wanted us to suppress.

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Collecting Questions – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are in the middle of a series of videos about collections. And if you haven’t noticed yet, some of these collections are of “things” that you might not have thought of collecting. In fact, most of them aren’t anything that you can put on a shelf or in a room of your house.

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What Can You Control?

Kevin Eikenberry

Control is something we all want, and most leaders think a lot about control. Many of the big leadership questions revolve around control and who has it. Does control come from position? Are leaders exerting more control by micromanaging? And what about control and employee engagement?

Every Day is New Year’s Eve

Kevin Eikenberry

Most everyone has things they do on or around New Year’s Eve. For most people, that includes some reflection on the past year and planning for the new year. All of which is fine, as far as it goes. Today, I share two ideas with you. First, if you are going to do that exercise, […].

Helping New Leaders Establish Credibility

Kevin Eikenberry

When people are promoted to leadership roles, one thing they struggle to develop is credibility. If promoted from within, they likely have credibility around their work, but not necessarily their leadership.

Why Being a Remarkable Leader Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Being a leader is complex and difficult. It is understandable that we can get frustrated with things we are trying to improve that are complex and difficult. Being a leader is also important. Remaining aware and ready to improve can be a challenge, unless you know why leading is important to you.

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Collecting Lessons – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week I shared my observations on the idea of collecting something. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

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My Vacation Reading List

Kevin Eikenberry

I love to read. My mom tells the story of Grandma (my Dad’s mom) giggling about the new mother reading to me even as an infant. Later in life, seeing me as an avid reader, Grandma admitted to mom that perhaps that early reading made a difference. I don’t know why I love to read, […].

Learning to Lead Remotely – on LinkedIn

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have remote team members and a LinkedIn account, this announcement will be of great value to you. I have partnered with the folks at LinkedIn Learning to create a brand-new online course, titled Leading at a Distance.

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Practical Ways to Make Work Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

Make a list of your fondest wishes about your work. Nearly everyone will put “meaningful work” on that list. We might not all say it the same way, but we want to do something that matters, that we care about, and where we feel like we are making a difference. If you have that in […].

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