Kevin Eikenberry

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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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.

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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.

The Emails That Can Improve Your Life and Results

Kevin Eikenberry

Is that even possible? Emails that could improve our lives? Most people talk about email as the bane of their organizational existence! Plenty of studies talk about how much of our work lives are sucked up by email.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

2020 Predictions for Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Predictions abound this time of year, but as leaders we should be thinking about more than what changes are coming. We must prepare for how those changes will impact how we must lead, the climate in which we are leading, and how they will impact those we lead.

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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.

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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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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What Did You Read This Year?

Kevin Eikenberry

I certainly don’t know everything you read, but thanks to our blog statistics, I know the most read leadership blog posts I wrote this year. As I compiled the statistics, I learned something – in some cases you are watching more than you are reading.

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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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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.

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.

The Best Leaders are Confident Coaches

Kevin Eikenberry

There are two important concepts in the six-word title of this post. If you agree with both, you are eager to read. If you don’t, perhaps you need what follows even more. First, the best leaders are coaches; and second, I’m implying the role of confidence in coaching (and leadership) success.

What You Can Learn from The Most Likeable People You Know

Kevin Eikenberry

When you read the title, you likely thought of some people you consider likeable. Perhaps there is even one name that immediately popped into your mind. What likely didn’t occur to you is considering how you could learn from them in order to become more likeable yourself.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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The Comparison Trap – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I’m sharing a lesson about the dangers of comparisons.

New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

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.

Questions a Good Listener Asks

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the ways we can tell someone is listening to us is that they are asking questions along the way. The right questions are more than a clue to the speaker, they help the listener ensure they are receiving and understand the intended message.

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eLearning for DISC Users

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely heard about the DISC assessment before. Maybe you’ve even taken one. Most people take an assessment, and that’s about it. It is a popular, pleasant, and fun training or team building exercise, but too often doesn’t go beyond that.

Is Politically Correct Correct? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I started researching and working on this Remarkable TV episode, I discovered that like much of our language, the meaning of the words ‘politically correct’ have changed over time – leading people to have very different opinions on the meaning of the words.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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.

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.

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 […].

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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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.

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.

Why Are Some People So Negative? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The squeaky wheel gets the oil or so it goes. And while it seems like everyone is so negative these days, that’s not really the case.

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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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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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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.

Leadership & Mirrors – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

My series on leadership from unlikely sources continues today and it includes something we likely see every day – a mirror! Here are four reasons why I love this metaphor of mirrors as it relates to leaders. Tweet it out: The self-aware leader is a better leader.

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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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.

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.

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.