Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders are Constellation Creators

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership communication. It is one of the most important roles we have as leaders – and one of the hardest to do well across a team. If you want to become more effective in creating that needed clarity with others, consider looking to the stars.

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The Power of Consistency – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Someone recently asked me what we’ve learned about podcasting because as of the time I’m recording this, we’ve been doing it for over six years, every week, sometimes more than every week. Having an interview or a conversation with a leadership expert or an expert leader every week.

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Overcoming FOMO for Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Virtual LeaderCon is a virtual leadership conference providing leaders and learners around the world the chance to learn with and from top thought leaders and best-selling authors and interact with them live. This year’s event took place from September 12-15.

The Word of the Year is Uncertainty. Now What?

Kevin Eikenberry

Time Magazine famously names a Person of the Year in December. I’m naming uncertainty as the Word of Year now. We don’t even have to wait. I know, the future is always uncertain – the only time we have 20/20 vision is looking backwards. Yet, due to a list of factors as long as your […].

The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

A Virtual Retreat?

Kevin Eikenberry

Before the Pandemic, we created the Remarkable Retreat. An intimate, customized retreat for leaders desiring to take their leadership to new levels – and find more meaning in their work, too.

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Find Your Inspiration – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Inspiration is important. When we have more inspiration, it amps up our energy. We also have a greater focus and greater resolve. And as we’re more inspired, we take action. So where do you look for inspiration? I can tell you! Check out the video below to find out!

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Should We Monitor Progress or Activity?

Kevin Eikenberry

Should we monitor (or measure) progress or activity? It is a good question – one that you may not have thought about or realized how important the answer might be. That’s why I’m writing this. To give us all some food for thought and perhaps a new perspective on this important question.

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Why People Don’t Talk in Meetings – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely found yourself in this situation (either as the leader or as a team member). The leader asks a question and gets nothing. It’s crickets. No one says anything. And the leader is wondering, why don’t they talk?

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Build Your Leadership Skills and Change Your Perspective Without Leaving Your Desk

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve learned a lot about what we can accomplish without leaving our desks. Whether our desk is at home or in the office (or we shuttle between them), technology allows us to communicate and collaborate in ways we didn’t previously think was possible.

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Showing Up When It Is Your Time

Kevin Eikenberry

Woody Allen said 90% of life is just showing up. He has a point. If we stay in our bed, in our shell and never show up, not much (good or bad) will happen to us. But showing up can mean much more than that. While showing up takes intention, showing up when it matters […].

The HR Biweekly Payroll Calendar Template

Paying employees accurately and on time is a must for every business. But with new compliance regulations and hiring challenges popping up everywhere, keeping track of pay dates can be tricky. To help, Paycor is providing a downloadable biweekly payroll calendar complete with 2022 pay dates.

Three Accepted Practices That Need to Be Reconsidered

Kevin Eikenberry

There are reasons why practices get started things – the origin stories usually make sense. But for some things, we’ve lost the original purpose – or that purpose is no longer being served – yet the practice remains, because “we’ve always done it that way.”

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Would You Like to Learn from These Communication Experts?

Kevin Eikenberry

Effective communication skills are a foundation for the success of any leader. And while we have been communicating our entire lives, as well as during our time as a leader, there is always room to get better. Would you like a powerful way to help you in building our leadership communication skills?

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The Most Important Thing to Do When a Project is Finished – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When you finish a project, what is the first thing you think about doing? Take a break? Take a vacation? Celebrate? Take a nap?

Leading When Things are Difficult – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership is always hard. Always has been. But it’s certainly easier when things are going well, right? But when times are tough, when there are challenges that you’re facing, when you look forward and see a difficult situation, it’s harder to lead.

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Seven Ways to Immediately Improve Retention

Kevin Eikenberry

Retaining top talent should always be a focus of leaders and organizations. However, during times of high employment, or an historic Great Resignation, the topic gets more attention.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

The Power of Peer Learning

Kevin Eikenberry

Think about your best learning experiences for a second. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Chances are some of them involve an expert or wise person, a mentor, or a coach sharing experiences and knowledge with you. There is no doubt that is one effective way to learn.

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Would You Like to Learn from These Culture Experts?

Kevin Eikenberry

Organizational culture has never been talked about more or mattered more. It makes sense. People see culture as a primary lever to improve retention, increase collaboration, improve productivity, and much more.

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Should Policies Have Expiration Dates?

Kevin Eikenberry

Policies exist in all parts of society, and we have been subject to them throughout our lives. They are generally well-intentioned, yet often elicit less than positive response – anything from the rolling of eyes to complaints about how policies don’t apply to a given situation.

September is the New January

Kevin Eikenberry

Most people think of September as the time for back to school. But if you are reading this, you likely aren’t in school. Many also think of the New Year as the time to adapt, change, and learn. Apparently, when we stopped going to school, we shifted our thinking.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Why We Micromanage (Even If We Don’t Want to)

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. We have all experienced it – and if you are a leader, you have mostly likely done it. Yet no one ever says that great leaders are micromanagers. If it isn’t effective and we don’t like it done to us, why do we micromanage?

The Biggest Problem with Procrastination – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There are plenty of problems with procrastination. When you procrastinate, you could be falling behind. You could be missing deadlines. You could be losing opportunities because you’re not getting around to taking advantage of them.

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A Lesson for Achievers – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I have been a longtime fan of President Ronald Reagan, and not because of his policies (this isn’t a political conversation). But rather I am a fan because Ronald Reagan was an achiever. He achieved in sports; he achieved in the military; he achieved as an actor.

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The Most Important Interpersonal Skill Keeps Getting More Complicated

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve been communicating since we first entered this world. Over time, we added language, experience, and awareness to help us get better at interpersonal communication. And though we’ve done it our whole lives, it is still complex. We often fail in effectively communicating our messages.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Can Great Leaders Be Gentle? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In today’s episode, I’m asking you a question, and that question is, can great leaders be gentle? If you make a list of adjectives to describe great leaders, gentle probably isn’t on that list. I mean, when you think of the word gentle, what do you think of?

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Who Decides if You are Micromanaging? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. Leaders tell me all the time that they’re not doing it, but if I talk to their teams, I often hear something different. And here’s the thing, the other person decides if you’re micromanaging. It’s wonderful to think that you’re not.

In-Person Learning Is Back!

Kevin Eikenberry

Much training has occurred virtually over the past two and half years – both as a practical and a preferred manner. And while we have been delivering learning experiences virtually for many years, most would agree there is something about an in-person learning experience.

Five Productive Ways to Think About eLearning

Kevin Eikenberry

There are plenty of ways for us to learn new skills and gain new knowledge. All of them have pros and cons. Few of those options have such varied and strong opinions about them as does eLearning. There clearly is eLearning that isn’t very effective, and it can clearly be misused.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Overcoming Leadership Fatigue

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading is hard enough in “normal” times. But the times in which we are living and leading are far from normal. Supply chains, viruses, economic changes, and changes in expectations, needs, and demands can all create exhaustion.

10 Reasons to Attend Virtual LeaderCon 2022

Kevin Eikenberry

Virtual LeaderCon is a virtual leadership conference we created in 2020 in response to the realities of the pandemic.

Is Micromanagement Keeping You from Leadership Success?

Kevin Eikenberry

I spend most of my time working with leaders. And those leaders all have leaders (after all, even CEO’s have Boards of Directors). Spend any amount of time with groups of leaders and they will talk about how they dislike being micromanaged.

Why Micromanagement is a Problem – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. We’ve all experienced it. No one likes it. But why is it such a problem? Micromanagement promotes compliance. Micromanagement scrunches initiative Micromanagement reduces trust Micromanagement dampens innovation. Any of these reasons is enough for us to stop micromanaging.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Moving the Needle is a Worthy Goal

Kevin Eikenberry

In a digital world, the phrase “moving the needle” might not make as much sense as it once did. Moving the needle means changing a situation to a noticeable degree, and typically implies a positive change.

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When Something Seems Too Good to Be True – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve heard the phrase that when something seems too good to be true, it probably is. You’ve heard it. You’ve said it. And you’ve thought it. And sometimes it’s accurate. Today I am encouraging us to go past that moment to look a little deeper.

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Perspective Comes Before Skills

Kevin Eikenberry

We know a lot about how people learn. Instructional designers, trainers, speakers, and others work hard to provide content in ways that match that knowledge. But one thing must come before the content itself – before the approaches to the learning and all those details.

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Why Team Culture Matters More Now than Ever

Kevin Eikenberry

Since March of 2020, more has changed in the workplace and how people see and view work than had changed in the previous thirty years. During this time of tumult and uncertainty, some teams have leaned into their culture. Others have wondered what theirs will become.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.