Kevin Eikenberry

Remote Leadership Doesn’t Mean Remote Control

Kevin Eikenberry

In 1964 the first remote control for a TV was created. Sometime after that, the TV watching experience changed forever. The remote made it easier to watch and control the television. Quite possibly earlier this year you created a remote team. You may not have wanted one, but here you are.

Creating New Work Routines – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I talked about the power that routines can have in our lives. If you missed that, you can watch it here. In this video, I am talking about The thing about routines is that when they change, we are often left feeling a little lost, confused or even discombobulated.

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Making Midyear Check-ins More Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are coaching others in the workplace, you probably have some sort of performance management process. While these typically culminate in the annual meeting, many suggest or require at least a midyear check-in too.

How Routines Can Improve Your Life – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Our subconscious minds are extremely powerful and when we build routines and habits, it allows us to capitalize on this part of our brain. In the video below, I will show you six incredible benefits we get when we flex our subconscious with routines and habits.

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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.

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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Why You Need Routines Now More than Ever

Kevin Eikenberry

As long as you have been in the workplace, you have had work routines. As your job situations changed, those routines adjusted with you. Rarely have so many seen their working situation change so drastically, so quickly. Now, nearly all of the cues and rhythms that marked your workday are changed.

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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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Why Remote Work Today is a Chance to Change Your Culture

Kevin Eikenberry

You are living a long-proven principle: you learn much about your team or organizational culture in times of crisis. The move to remote work may have exposed some cracks in your culture and may have highlighted some strengths, too.

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Empathy Skills – What You Can Do to Be More Empathetic

Kevin Eikenberry

While everyone wants a friend who is empathetic, some will not consider that to be a necessary work skill/habit. If that includes you, I hope you will continue reading. Here is my premise: an empathetic leader is a remarkable leader.

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Helping Your Feedback Be Accepted

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the third in a series of videos on feedback. You can watch the previous videos from the links below. In this video, we talk about how to get others to accept the feedback you are giving – leading them to action.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Be Careful With This Word – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you remember the TV show “Password”? If you don’t know it, you can check it out here. In the game, two teams attempted to win by conveying mystery words to each other using only single-word clues.

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What Are You Attracting? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely heard of the Law of Attraction. In short, the basic idea is that our thoughts turn into things eventually. The idea is that we are like human magnets – always attracting something.

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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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A Virtual Book Club to Help You Lead Virtually!

Kevin Eikenberry

Maybe you’ve been in a book club, or maybe due to the pandemic your book club has been cancelled. But have you ever been to a book club with the author(s) of the book? Now you can read a book, discuss and learn about it from others, and then ask questions of the authors. Introducing […].

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The Power of the Break

Kevin Eikenberry

Remember recess? Swinging happily on swings, monkeying around on the monkey bars, or zooming down slides… As kids, this was an important part of the day.

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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.

How Many Hats are You Trying to Wear?

Kevin Eikenberry

All of us wear many hats. We are friend, neighbor, sibling, and mentor. And we are also parent, employee, leader, spouse, and in many cases now, a teacher. Managing multiple roles has been part of your life, but now it is a different ballgame.

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Tips for Overcoming Remote Work Fatigue

Kevin Eikenberry

While we all aspire to do work that is meaningful and fulfilling (I believe that is completely possible, and I am living proof), it can still be hard. As my dad used to say, that’s why it’s called work.

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Building New Routines That Work for You

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you feeling some unease and distress at work these days? Chances are your tried and true routines are a mess, which may be the cause of those feelings. Consciously building work routines might be the best thing you could do for your productivity and stress level right now.

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Juggling Balls You Can’t Drop: How to be Successful Parent, Employee, Teacher (and Spouse) Without Going Crazy

Kevin Eikenberry

Working remotely is hard. Parenting is hard. Being a full-time schoolteacher is hard. Now you are being asked to do all of them at once. If you are working and teaching from home (and more) right now, we have been thinking about you, and have created something special for you.

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.

Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

Kevin Eikenberry

The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence.

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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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.

A Way to Improve Team Communication – Even When Working Remotely

Kevin Eikenberry

As I talk to leaders and team members who are working remotely, I hear their challenges, struggles, and concerns. One of the biggest challenges I hear is about remote team communication. People are figuring out the technology and making that work. But Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams (and all the tools like them) don’t perfect […]. The post A Way to Improve Team Communication – Even When Working Remotely appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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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.


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 […].

Look Back to Look Forward – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

At the time when I recorded this video, we are facing a global pandemic. There is a lot of fear; there is a lot of frenzy; and we are all facing many challenges. As my friend Lou Russell says, we are all “walking around with broken brains.”

How to Keep Your Employees from Quitting

Kevin Eikenberry

One business owner was talking to another. The first asked, “How many people work for you?” The other shook her head, and replied, “About half of them.” I know that is an old joke, but it is told (and retold) because it contains an element of truth. If you want to make sure you wouldn’t […].

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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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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.

Unlocking Your Leadership Potential One Month at a Time

Kevin Eikenberry

Your parents told you that you didn’t have to learn everything at once. They encouraged you by suggesting small steps. You took piano lessons, not a single lesson, because no one expected you to become a virtuoso in a weekend.

Leading Virtual Meetings – a LinkedIn Learning Course

Kevin Eikenberry

Few people have ever found meetings to be one of the best parts of their day or job. And virtual meetings? Even before they became the only way we could meet, they tended to have even lower satisfaction scores and effectiveness. Can this be turned around?

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What to Do Before People Return to the Office

Kevin Eikenberry

Workplace re-entry will be hard. There is more to preparing your people and organization for a return to the workplace than making sure you follow OSHA, CDC, and State guidelines.

OK Isn’t Good Enough – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

About two weeks into the shutdown, I was having a conversation with my neighbor (at a safe, 6-foot distance, of course).

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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.

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.

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.

When Were You Most Confident? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I want you to be a little reflective today while you’re watching the video and think about a time when you were at your most confident. We can learn a lot by reflecting on a particularly successfully time or moment in our lives – we can learn a lot by what we did as well […].

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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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.