Kevin Eikenberry

How Being a Leader is Like a Pair of Shoes – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Believe it or not, two viewers issued me the same challenge this week – asking me to compare leadership to SHOES! Check out the video below to see if I can rise to the challenge this week… Tweet it out: Strive to be a leader people love as much as their favorite pair of shoes. […].

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Why Leadership Development is Self-Development

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve had a front row seat to observe and work with many effective leaders over the last 30 years. Here is one thing that is certain: the best leaders are learners. But leadership development for the best leaders isn’t as simple as reading the right books and taking the right courses.

Resisting Micromanagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask any group about the skills of the best managers and leaders, and they will never include micromanagement on the list. I know, because I’ve asked hundreds of people that question. And yet, everyone knows what micromanagement is and has experienced it and its negative consequences.

Building Trust on Remote Teams

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is valuable for a team to be successful. And it is hard enough to build when people see each other and work together every day. It is perhaps even more valuable when those people work remotely. More valuable, but even harder to create and maintain.

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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.

How Leadership and Napkins Are Related – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, I am taking on the challenge brought to me by a viewer answering the question: How are leaders like napkins? Seem impossible? Think again! ?? Tweet it out: Hey leader – how can you protect your team from harm and stress today?

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From Fragmented to Focused: Helping Your Team Stay Focused

Kevin Eikenberry

How often do you feel tugged in multiple directions during the day, driven by “something urgent?” How often do you succumb to the lure of the shiny object diverting your attention? Perhaps more importantly, how often is your team being diverted and losing focus?

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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.

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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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 Leaders Can Learn from Airplanes – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the result of a challenge that I issued earlier this year – asking viewers to give me a word, any word, that I would then tie back to leadership. And today, I am comparing leadership and airplanes.

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 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.

Four Keys to Leading, Not Just Managing, Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Change is the currency of leadership. Stated another way, if leading change isn’t part of your skillset, you will never be the leader you could be. Yet far more is written about managing change than leading change.

Kickoff with These Leadership Podcasts

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you ready or some football? Lots of people can’t wait for the kickoff of the 100th season of NFL football. While I will watch some games, I’m not here to tout my team or flaunt my fantasy lineup (no, I don’t play). I’m here to give you access to three conversations I had with […].

The Ice Cream Question – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In a daily email that I send, I asked everyone to send me their favorite ice cream flavors. And I learned A LOT about ice cream – particularly that there are lots of flavors, people LOVE ice cream and they are very particular about what and why they like it. But I also learned a […].

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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 […].

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.

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.

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 Leaders Can Learn From a Fountain Pen – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Several years ago, I went through a phase of using fountain pens. So when one of our viewers challenged me to find leadership lessons from a fountain pen, I was more than happy to oblige. In the video below, I have five valuable leadership lessons from this every day object.

The Power of Expectations – What New (and All) Leaders Must Know and Do

Kevin Eikenberry

Expectations are the forgotten fundamental of leadership. Everyone will nod and agree that expectations are important, but I see far too often where they are assumed, misunderstood, or missing.

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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.

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As many of us are either wrapping up our summers or have already wrapped it, I thought it would be fun to share a few leadership lessons that I learned from my summer vacation. Tweet it out: Determine what vacation means to you – and create more of them.

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How Do You Feel About “Fine”? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Something I’ve noticed over the years is that the word “fine” has an interesting connotation in our lives. It’s often used as a “conversation stopper” – a way to indicate that it’s good enough.

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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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A Leadership Swimming Lesson – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This week, I am continuing to answer the challenges that our viewers have given me – asking me to derive leadership lessons from everyday, random objects.

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.

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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The Two Sources of Workplace Toxicity – and How You Can Address Them

Kevin Eikenberry

The levels of workplace toxicity vary greatly from a mild irritant to a deadly cancer that threatens organizational success. The concern about workplace toxicity has never been greater, yet as it becomes more prevalent, people tend to accept it as normal.

What is a Bad Habit? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We all have habits in our lives. And while many habits are great and have valuable purposes, some habits are…not so great. But first, before we define what is and what isn’t a bad habit in our lives, we need to start at the beginning and define what really is a bad habit?

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Overcoming Major Objections

Kevin Eikenberry

Overcoming objections isn’t just for salespeople. If you want to influence others, you must be able to overcome objections. There are four objections leaders hear regularly. Once you have a basic strategy, you will become more agile and successful influencing others past those objections.

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.

Four Ways to Make Your Meetings Better

Kevin Eikenberry

There are plenty of reasons people dislike meetings. Just ask and you’ll have no trouble getting a long list. But let’s not focus on the negative. Instead of listing the problems with meetings, I’d rather talk about creating better meetings.

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, […].

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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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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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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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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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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Five Movies with Leadership Lessons

Kevin Eikenberry

You can watch a movie for entertainment, inspiration, or even to learn something. Sometimes a movie provides all three. While not a complete list, I have compiled five movies for leaders. Call them leadership movies that you’ll be glad you watched or re-watched.

Three Leadership Lessons From 33 Years of Marriage

Kevin Eikenberry

Learning from experience – it is something we all do, though some do it far better than others. In order to learn from what has already happened, we must step back and reflect to find those lessons. This coming Friday, I will celebrate 33 years of marriage to my amazing wife, Lori.

Preparing Remote Leaders for Success

Kevin Eikenberry