Kevin Eikenberry

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!

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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.


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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 […].

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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.

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.

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.

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Only the Lonely – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this video, I’m talking about The Epidemic of Loneliness and what we can do about it. Before the pandemic, there was already an epidemic of loneliness.

Leadership Lessons from an Unprecedented Year

Kevin Eikenberry

No one predicted what happened this year. Our vocabulary expanded, our world view was altered, and for many, the way we work and where we work changed. While some would like to forget 2020 and just move on, wise leaders know there are rich lessons to be found in challenging and painful experiences.

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 […].

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How You Start and End Your Day – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

One of my all-time favorite Musicals is Fiddler on the Roof, and one of the famous songs from it is Sunrise, Sunset.

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Improving Your Leadership Skills for the New Year

Kevin Eikenberry

A new year gets us thinking about our future, including our development as leaders. Thinking, though, isn’t enough. Yes, there are hundreds of choices for your leadership development in 2021. But why not start with proven programming from people who have been there and done that?

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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.

What Are You Spreading? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I grew up on a farm, so we spread a lot of things. But today we are talking about what we are spreading as leaders. Because our words, our attitudes and our energy are all contagious. And it’s important that we’re spreading the right thing.

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Creating Hitchhikers Not Hijackers in Your Virtual Meetings

Kevin Eikenberry

Long before a pandemic, when many of our meetings were in person, meetings were often riddled with inefficiency and frustration. The shift to virtual meetings hasn’t made it better.

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.

7 Signs Your Remote Team Needs Additional Training

Kevin Eikenberry

You and your team have been working remotely for months now – with no specific end in sight. And during this time, people have likely been working harder than ever and in new ways. Have you spent any time training for remote work? If you haven’t, how would you know when and if new skills […].

How We Can Help as Remote Work Continues

Kevin Eikenberry

Long before we could spell COVID-19, or knew a pandemic would ever affect us, we were helping remote leaders and remote teams succeed through the work of the Remote Leadership Institute.

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.

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Kevin Eikenberry

Before the coronavirus, we were facing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation. And we all know what happened after that. During this time, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.

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Personal Lessons from The Pandemic

Kevin Eikenberry

2020 will be a year of historical note – it will be a marker of generations. Like the Great Depression, The World Wars, or 9-11 changed the world, so too has COVID-19. In fact, your grandkids will read about this year in the history books, and ask you “What was the pandemic like?”

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Thank Your Teammates – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Good things happen when we are thankful. We feel better. We are less stressed. We are healthier. These are just a few benefits but it’s obvious that being thankful for anything or to anyone in our lives is a good thing.

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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 […].

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

The Most Important Remote Work Question – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The questions we ask determine the answers we find – and therefore the decisions we make. And in the video below, I am asking you the most important remote work question… Are you “working from home” or are you a great remote teammate?

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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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.

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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.

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.

Take a Chill Pill – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you deliberating about a tough decision? Are you struggling with a relationship? Are you worried about the future? In today’s episode, I am suggesting we all take a chill pill. And I don’t mean this in an unsympathetic or glib way.

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Learn Something Today – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We all want to be life-long or continual learners, but just saying that isn’t enough. The only sustainable way to accomplish this is to be learning every day. In the video below, I’m sharing three simple ways to help incorporate more learning in your life.

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Can We or Should We? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Can we? Should we? Both questions are important and the difference between the two is just one small word. But that small word makes a significant difference in how you answer the question.

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Have Fun Helping Us Launch The Long-Distance Teammate

Kevin Eikenberry

You may know that our new book, The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere, is coming out soon. Specifically, the book will be released on January 19.

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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!

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 Top Ten Posts on My Blog in 2020

Kevin Eikenberry

I have been writing a blog since 2004, and averaging at least three posts per week for the past 11 years. That is a lot of writing, and a lot of reading. In 2020 alone that means I’ve written and posted over 150 posts – and even if you take out the posts from our […].

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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.

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Leadership is a Responsibility

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership is a lot of things. It is a role. It likely represents career progress. It can be lonely. And last week, I explained why it is an opportunity. It is also hard to escape the fact that leadership is a responsibility too.

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!

Creating Virtual Presence

Kevin Eikenberry

When remote work first began, you were likely focused on getting your work done and not using the webcam any more than necessary. As weeks became months, and months may lead to a new way of working long-term, we must begin to conscious consider our virtual presence. How are you being seen?

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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How a Coffee Cup Can Improve Your Meetings – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

No engagement. No participation. Can’t get people to speak up. These are just a few of the many issues that we have with virtual meetings. And in this video, I am demonstrating 4 ways that a simple cup can help improve your virtual meetings.

My Lessons from The Remarkable Leadership Podcast This Year

Kevin Eikenberry

Each week, I interview a leadership expert or expert leader on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast. I learn so much in each of these conversations and I am confident that listeners and viewers gain lessons from each episode as well.

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.