Kevin Eikenberry

Providing You the Help You Need Right Now

Kevin Eikenberry

Everyone wants to help. And everyone is pivoting to help you work and lead remotely right now. But most of those well-meaning people are pivoting. At the Kevin Eikenberry Group, we have been working remotely for more than a decade. We’ve specifically been helping remote leaders (i.e.

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What Team Are You On? Defining a Leader’s Teammate Responsibilities

Kevin Eikenberry

Most leaders think of their job as that of leading. They have a responsibility for helping that team reach their goals. They have expectations placed on them by the organization to manage and lead. But leaders are teammates too.

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Don’t Put Negatives Under a Microscope – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Focus is really important to leaders. What we study and think about, GROWS. So during difficult times, it’s even more important to be sure that we aren’t focusing on the negative; that we avoid putting negativity under the microscope.

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The Physics Lesson We All Know

Kevin Eikenberry

Even if you never took a physics class, and even if you hated science class in high school, you know, loosely, what is known as the Law of Gravity. Stated in less scientific terms (you’re welcome), it says this: What goes up, must come down. The inverse is true, though not in the physical […].

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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.

The Times They Are a Changin’

Kevin Eikenberry

How we view time in a world changed and fixated on the covid-19 pandemic has changed drastically. But the changes haven’ been the same for everyone. Here is part of the email I sent to a group of leaders last week. Sign up to join that list here.) … Time has been on my […].

Remaining Confident in Uncertain Times

Kevin Eikenberry

I guess my bias shows through in the title of this article. It implies that we can be confident now. Yes, I chose the word remaining, and not building, rebuilding, or salvaging. Confidence in uncertain times is important for us personally and can be a beacon of hope to those around us.

How to Maintain a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

If you don’t know where you are going, how will you get there? That is the idea behind many efforts at goal setting. Undoubtedly, we must know where we want to go.

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OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE

Kevin Eikenberry

When you read the title of this post or the image above, what do you see? If you answer isn’t “I see gobbledygook,” You likely see one of these two things… Whichever your eyes first saw probably says something about your state of mind. If you saw OPPORTUNITY […].

Communicating Unpopular Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

Communicating unpopular decisions is a task that all leaders will tackle at some point in their career. In a recent workshop, I was asked for tips to do this with greater confidence and skill. I wanted to share my answer here so you could benefit also.

Hope Comes From Being Intentional

Kevin Eikenberry

If you look now, even in this time of uncertainty, you can see hope.

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.

Duty or Service? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

“You need to report to jury duty.” ” Have you ever gotten a card with this message on it? I have, and quite recently in fact. And during my time there, I got to thinking about those words: JURY DUTY.

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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.

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Support Resources for Remote Leaders and Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m blessed to work with a team of people who have, in large part, been remote workers for a long time. I’m doubly blessed that we have experience and expertise helping leaders lead remotely and team members succeed remotely. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever need that experience.

What Confidence Can Do – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, we talked about confidence from the perspective of our own experience. You can watch that episode here. Today we are going to look at confidence from a very different perspective. We are looking at it from the perspective of others.

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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.

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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.

5 Common Mistakes That Remote Leaders Make That Destroy Productivity and Derail Teamwork

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading remotely is leading – but there are differences that matter. And when those differences aren’t known or understood, remote leadership mistakes will occur.

Encore Video Series #4: How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Like many of the questions that we get, the question I am answering in the video below is an “influence” question. How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

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The Missing Holiday – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a holiday for everything. Just do a quick Google search for “today’s holiday” and you’ll see what I mean… “If Pets Had Thumbs Day”… Really? But back to leadership here.

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Confidence – Power and Proof of Confidence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When we have confidence, the results and outcomes are amazing. We try more things; we accomplish more things; and we have a bigger impact. In today’s video, I’m giving you actual proof about the power of confidence. Tweet it out: Remember that confidence is a choice.

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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.

The Power of Commitment

Kevin Eikenberry

Few would argue the power of commitment, but few have thought about it deeply. And unfortunately, even fewer access this power as consistently as they could. I’ve written about this before, urging leaders to strive to build the commitment of their teams.

Leadership is a Balancing Act

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have ever tried to walk more than a step or two on something narrow, you know that your balance is the most important factor for your success. Lean too far in either direction and you will fall.

Beware the Word ‘Actually’

Kevin Eikenberry

Words are powerful and when we use the right words in the right situations, they can have a huge impact in our ability to be effective as leaders. Today, we are diving deep into a word that seems innocent, but might not be when we are aware of how we are using it. Tweet it […].

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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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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.

People Aren’t One Dimensional

Kevin Eikenberry

Human beings are messy and amazing. We are multi-faceted, complex, ever-changing, and wear many hats in our lives. For years, people have created models and formulas to simplify and categorize people.

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Five Choices Remote Leaders Need to Make

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you make choices each day – many consciously, and many others subconsciously. When you have a remote team, some of your subconscious leadership choices need to be reexamined, because they are having unintended consequences.

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Five Ways to Reduce Your Distractions at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

You know that distractions at work are a productivity problem, and yet they persist. Perhaps the number of distractions you face may be growing. Let’s take a proactive approach to reducing the number of distractions and improving your productivity, starting today.

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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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.

Let Us Move Forward Together

Kevin Eikenberry

My daughter returned home (early!) from her study abroad in Hungary on Monday. Recently, she was in London and toured Churchill’s underground war rooms. While there, she bought me this postcard. During the crisis of World War 2, Churchill said this to the people of Great Britain.

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A Mindset a New Leader Needs

Kevin Eikenberry

The role of a leader is complex, and many skills are needed to lead successfully. Any new leader knows that or quickly becomes aware of that fact. Yet skills aren’t the only thing new leaders must master.

Shifting Your Time Horizon – The Power of Maintaining a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

I love it when one skill or habit creates benefits in multiple ways. If you could build a skill that helped you in strategic thinking, problem solving, and productivity, would you be interested in developing that skill? That skill is maintaining a future focus.

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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.

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.

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.

Encore Video Series #6: Can 1 hour per month change my leadership future?

Kevin Eikenberry

We are finishing The Encore Series today with perhaps one of the most important questions that we’ve been asked. Can 1 hour per month change my leadership future? The answer is a resounding YES. And we’ve even got a simple plan to help you make it happen.

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The Servant Leadership Online Summit

Kevin Eikenberry

Whether you are a fan and believer of servant leadership or have heard the phrase and would like to learn more, I have a tremendous opportunity for you.

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.

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.