Kevin Eikenberry

Do You Notice What is Changing? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s a popular fable about a frog in a pot of water. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it won’t perceive the danger and will cook to […].

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Leadership Lessons from College Basketball

Kevin Eikenberry

While you might not be a fan of basketball or college basketball specifically, presumably you are a fan of developing your leadership skills.


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A Common Way to Create Confusion

Kevin Eikenberry

The world is a complex place, with plenty of chances for confusion in thought, communication, and decision-making. As leaders, we have a responsibility for clear thinking, clear communication, and effective decision-making.

Is Your Organization Ready for Hybrid Work?

Kevin Eikenberry

At the start of the pandemic, chances are your work life changed. If your role remained, you likely moved from working in the office to working from home. That was a big change for many people to adapt to working apart from each other.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Building Hybrid Teams

Kevin Eikenberry

The world of work is changing – and with that, the role of the leader and the skills they need to master must change too. Perhaps the single biggest shift in the future will be the emergence of all manner of hybrid teams.

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Do a Process Check – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

On the day that we release this video, it’s just about the middle of the year. But whether you’re watching this video in June or you’re watching it in November, it is a very valuable practice to do a process check.

Do You Have Friends at Work? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you have friends at work? According to a survey at Olivet Nazarene University, 82% said they do and in fact, on average they had 5 friends at work. 29% would even describe one as a best friend. So, it’s likely that your answer to the question I posed above was yes. And when I […].

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Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader, you are leading by example. The question that matters is: Are you leading in a way that you would want others to follow? Most of us lead by the example that was set for us. Unfortunately, sometimes a less-than-great example leads us to repeat those mistakes.

When Are You at Your Best? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You might know that I grew up on a farm. And on a farm, you work late into the evening when needed. You see, my Dad was a night person. So it was not uncommon for me to work very late into the evening. Because of this, I grew up thinking I was a night […]. The post When Are You at Your Best?

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Five Coaching Questions – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This title might have you wondering why as the coach, you are asking questions versus providing answers. And the reason is, I believe that the best coaches have good questions.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Becoming Aware of Your Blindspots

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the things you learn in drivers training is about the existence of blindspots, and why becoming aware of your blindspots is critical to your safety. But we have blindspots outside of our car as well.

Work Flexibility is Quickly Becoming an Expectation

Kevin Eikenberry

LinkedIn’s latest Workplace Confidence Index was published last week and it tells several interesting stories. 50% of all respondents state that job or work flexibility is the most important factor for them if they are looking for a job today.

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Is It Wise to Have Friends at Work?

Kevin Eikenberry

Friends at work. Is that a good idea? What about as a leader? In working with groups of leaders for thirty years, I know this question will always create a variety of opinions, some pretty strongly held on both sides of the fence. Let’s unpack the question and give you some clearer direction.

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Nurturing Valuable Working Relationships

Kevin Eikenberry

Business and organizational life is a human activity. To think that we can succeed alone without connections to and working relationships with others is folly. Personal productivity and technical expertise are not enough.

What Does it Mean to Lead Change? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you manage change? Or do you lead change? And maybe even more important: do you know the difference between the two? There is a very important distinction between these two verbs and as leaders, we must know the difference in order to be successful in our change efforts.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

What Do You Celebrate? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

People are celebrating something every day – birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, graduations and more. But have you ever stopped to think about WHY you celebrate? The purpose or reason for the celebration?

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Building Your Confidence as a New Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

When someone becomes a new leader (we call that the moment of moving “from bud to boss”), they embark on one of the toughest job transitions of their careers. Perhaps the toughest. Anytime we do something new, we need confidence.

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A Message for You in Tough Times – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently received an email from the Principal of the High School that I attended, asking if I would help with a project. As the students are getting ready to celebrate a COVID-style homecoming, the staff is asking alum to share messages of encouragement and support.

What Do You Wear to Work? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As long as I’ve been in the workplace, there’s always been a conversation about the dress code. In fact, when I first started working for Chevron, I was handed a copy of “Dress for Success” as part of the onboarding process.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Practicing Empathy – The Five L’s

Kevin Eikenberry

Empathy – understanding the feeling and emotions someone is feeling as a way to provide solace and support while building understanding and trust – is a critical leadership skill.

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How Much Freedom is Too Much (at Work)?

Kevin Eikenberry

I am a flag-flying, proud American. As such, I grew up believing in the power and privilege of freedom. I believe that freedom is a good thing. As an adult, I know that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, including freedom. When it comes to work freedom, there is definitely […].

Three Things You Must Do to Build a Successful Hybrid Team

Kevin Eikenberry

It is one thing to take a group of individuals and create a team in a shared environment. It is another when everyone is remote from each other, yet on a level (although challenging sometimes) playing field.

New Normal or Next Normal? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Since the world changed last spring, there’s been a lot of talk about the “new normal” And while I understand why we are phrasing it this way, in the video below, I’m giving us a new way to look at our “normal” Tweet it out: ‘Normal’ is always changing.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

How Do You Lead Change?

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps you have never thought about yourself as responsible for change leadership. Yes, you know that change is around you. But most people think about how they will manage change for themselves and those around them.

Simplifying Accountability – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Accountability is one of those words that everyone has thoughts and feelings about. I’ve been known to call it the longest 4 letter word in the dictionary. And when I am asked to define or describe it in my workshops and coaching sessions, I can do so with one word.

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How Do You Feel About Progress? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I love words – reading them, writing them, saying them… And today I want to talk about two words – progress and change – and more specifically, the connection between the two as well as the major distinction and difference.

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Being a Remarkable Remote Teammate (and More)

Kevin Eikenberry

In the last year, for a variety of reasons, there has been an explosion of virtual learning events. Only one (that I know of) can boast that this year they will host their 11th annual online coaching conference. It is going to be fantastic, free, and I’m excited to be a part of it. The […].

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.

A Different Way to Think About Leadership Coaching

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many ways leaders can improve in their work. One of the most targeted and helpful is providing them with leadership coaching. There is little doubt that a skilled and experienced coach is one of the biggest assets in helping a willing leader grow and become more confident and effective.

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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Serving You Better with Two New Websites

Kevin Eikenberry

Yes, I am going to announce two new websites. And yes, I am proud of our team for creating them. But no, this isn’t a gratuitous post. We created these website resources to help you reach your goals.

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.

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.

Why Are You Delegating? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Every leadership course talks about delegation. And if it doesn’t, it comes up in the conversation. How do I know this? Because I’ve taught hundreds and every time I do, we talk about delegation. And even though it’s a major topic of conversation, many leaders are not doing it well.

Helping You Lead Change

Kevin Eikenberry

While the status quo requires no leadership, no organization wants to simply maintain the status quo. The world is changing too fast for “the way things were (or are)” to be the way the world will be. That means every leader must address and implement change.

Where We Stand in Creating a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Kevin Eikenberry

The pandemic started with little or no warning and changed the landscape of work and the expectations of workers in ways we never expected. Now, depending on where you live and your specific context, the pandemic is ending – or you can see when it will be over.

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A New Benchmark for Success – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Benchmarks are great. They help give us a way to measure our progress and/or success as compared to others and they also give us something for which to aim.

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.