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How Leaders Can Support Remote Trust Building

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is a critical factor to the success of teams. The more trust exists, the easier and faster the right work gets done. Building this trust on a remote team can be especially tricky, which is why remote leaders must know how to support remote trust building, with and among their team members.

Focus on Trust – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is the foundation of some extremely important business issues. From retention to employee engagement to Customer satisfaction and productivity – you likely won’t be satisfied with any of these unless there is trust.

Eight Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I released my list of skills that employees need to focus on and improve on to make the biggest impact in 2018. Today, I release a similar list for leaders.

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Whatever Happened to Respect?

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Rude, indifferent, emotionally troubled, over-worked, and disengaged employees do more harm to your business and employee productivity than you can afford. As a manager, you deal with it all day, every day.

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Be More Inclusive – Remarkable TV

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It’s inevitable that there will be “silos” in organizations – groups that operate individually and separately from the rest of the organization. And unfortunately, this can often lead to the “Them vs. Us” syndrome.

What Will You Learn Today?

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have kids or if you were ever a kid (and I’m guessing you can answer at least one of these affirmatively??), you have asked or been asked this question before: What did you learn today?

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What You Need to Know About The Long-Distance Leader Book Launch

Kevin Eikenberry

It is finally here. Tuesday, June 5 is the official publication date of The Long-Distance Leader.

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The Power of Observation

Kevin Eikenberry

“Chance favors a prepared mind.” ” The quote from Louis Pasteur is well known, but it is incomplete. The full thought is Where observation is concerned, chance favors the prepared mind.

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Building Trust on a Remote Team

Kevin Eikenberry

When you look at high performing teams, a common factor is a high-working level of trust between the team members and with the leader. While most would agree with that assessment, fewer know how to consciously build that trust. Even fewer know how to do that with a remote team.

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Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

Just one team member working apart from you and the rest of your team makes you a remote leader. This is one reason why we are so excited about the upcoming release of our new book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership.

Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

If you work, you are an employee. Much of what I write about here is about leadership and how to be more effective in helping others choose to follow us in the pursuit of desirable outcomes. But every leader is a member of the team too. Even the CEO, even the owner. For the next […].

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Focusing on Productivity – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

At the end of last year I wrote a blog post titled, Eight Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2018. And in today’s video, I am focusing on just one of those ways, specifically: More Productivity Less Place. Tweet it out: Focus what people are accomplishing, not where they are doing the work.

Delegation on a Hybrid Team

Kevin Eikenberry

All effective leaders must learn to delegate effectively, and increasingly, they are leading hybrid teams – where some of the team members are co-located and others work away from the rest of the group. This fact changes delegation dynamics in ways you may not have considered.

Self-Feedback: The Art of Giving Feedback to Ourselves

Kevin Eikenberry

Feedback. When we think about that word, we think about giving it to someone or receiving it from someone. We don’t think about self-feedback – giving feedback to ourselves. Perhaps that will change for you after reading this article. Self-Feedback requires no one but yourself.

Three Keys to Being a Successful Remote Team Member

Kevin Eikenberry

As a person who has worked remotely, leads a team who largely work remotely, and works with leaders of remote teams regularly, there is much advice I could share about how to be successful working remotely. That however, isn’t what this article is about.

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Small Acts of Courage Create Big Results

Kevin Eikenberry

When most of us think of courage we think about the person who rescues someone from a burning building, leads helpless people to safety or helps others in any number of crisis situations.

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Why Well-Meaning Managers Burn Out When Leading Remotely

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many leaders and managers who want to do good work and serve their teams and organizations well. They are well-meaning and hardworking, but too often they burn out – for both organizational and personal reasons.

Focus on Influence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Too many leaders get caught up in the power. I’m certain that you’ve met at least one or two, maybe even worked for one… “It’s my way or the highway.” ” Sound familiar?

How to Lead a Change You Don’t Agree With

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, change is part of your job description; it comes with the territory. And while leading change with others involved is always complex, in some situations, it seems almost impossible.

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Why Training is Always Pushed Down the Priority List

Kevin Eikenberry

It happens over and over. There is a call to cut the budget. Senior leadership says the future is unclear. The merger is complete and new leaders want to show cost savings. The private equity firm wants to make the P&L look a bit stronger.

Four Ways to Avoid Catastrophic Thinking

Kevin Eikenberry

Catastrophic thinking is a term used to describe extreme worrying. It is the thought cycle we go through when we think about the worst possible outcome, and those thoughts make it hard to think about anything else. This happened to me today.

There are Solutions to Employee Turnover – Do You Know What They Are?

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps the most prevalent frustration and concern I have heard from leaders and organizations recently centers around the frustration, costs, and yes, pain of employee turnover. The costs are high in time, stress, and a sense of loss (depending on who is leaving).

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Coaching, Not Performance Reviews – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While I mention Performance Reviews in the title of this post and throughout the video many times, that is NOT my biggest focus today. Today, I am talking about coaching and giving four specific pieces of advice to help you focus more on the coaching and less on the performance review.

What I’ve Learned About Leading Remotely – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today is a special day at The Kevin Eikenberry Group: my newest book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, is being released! And to celebrate this occasion, in today’s video, I am sharing some of my best ideas from the book for leaders (or future leaders) of remote teams. Tweet it out: Effectively […]. The post What I’ve Learned About Leading Remotely – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Ten Great Coaching Questions

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Coaching is an important part of our role as a leader, and to do it well requires that we engage the person we are coaching in the conversation. After all, it is their behavior and outcomes we are talking about. One of the best things we can do as a coach then, is ask more […].

Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Before You have a Difficult Conversation

Kevin Eikenberry

Tough conversations. You know, the ones we need to have, but are concerned about. The ones that remind us of the similar conversations that didn’t go so well in the past. Popular books have been written about these types of conversations, and have changed what we call them.

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How To Get a Consult With Me

Kevin Eikenberry

Years ago, early in my consulting career, it was easy to get a spot on my calendar. If you wanted to get some insight into a problem or a challenge, you could email or call me, and we could have a quick consultation. Today, it isn’t so easy.

Five Keys to Increasing Emotional Intelligence

Kevin Eikenberry

What does it mean to have emotional intelligence? No one ever asked that question until 1995 when psychologist, Daniel Goleman, wrote his landmark book, Emotional Intelligence. Since then, much has been written and discussed about this idea.

Answering Some Common Questions About 360 Assessments

Kevin Eikenberry

360 Assessments can be one of the most powerful tools for an individual leader’s development. Yet for a variety of reasons, these assessments are often maligned and misunderstood.

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A Surprising Secret to Success at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

I wrote this title because people will likely read it – we love secrets to success, and if they are surprising, all the better. Depending on your beliefs and experience, this post may be neither.

The Power of Vulnerability with Jeff Manchester

Kevin Eikenberry

The height of your team’s performance is directly related to the depth of connection among its members. Jeff Manchester, co-author of THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting INward, discusses vulnerability in the workplace.

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Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies

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by Denise Lee Yohn Organizational culture is one of the most talked about and written about topics in leadership literature these days. There is good reason this is true: Peter Drucker’s famous line says it best – “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

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Compliance or Commitment, Which Do You Want?

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of the talk about leadership style is futile without first understanding the answer to this question. Most leadership development is hollow until those learning are clear on their answer to this question.

Connecting Your Company Culture with Your Brand with Denise Lee Yohn

Kevin Eikenberry

Organizational culture is almost becoming cliché. Yet, culture is vital to both employee and customer experiences.

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How Leaders Can Support Experimentation

Kevin Eikenberry

Before I dive into my idea and proposed actions for you today, I must start from a different point of reference.

One Thing People Want From Their Leaders

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Ask leaders what they want from their team members, and you will get a fairly consistent list: They want people to: Work hard Be productive Be safe at work Listen Be trustworthy. Fill in your blanks. Fundamentally, on top of all of that, they want their people to follow them. So, if […].

Leading Change Intelligently with Barbara Trautlein

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Research has shown that the same receptors fire in our brain when people are introduced to changes in social systems (like organizational change) as when we are in pain. It’s no wonder that 65% of business fail at organizational change. Barbara Trautlein, Ph.D.

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Monitoring Success Without Micromanaging

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, Micromanaging. Virtually no leader claims to do it, and those who do, say they are actively trying to stop doing it. Micromanaging is like a bad flu – no one wants it, no one tries to spread it, but we have all been infected with it. Unlike most flu viruses, micromanagement can last a […].

Rules for Remote Leadership with Kevin Eikenberry

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading from a distance can seem difficult, yet it is still about leadership, and the principles of leadership haven’t changed—they are principles. In this episode, Kevin is in the visitor’s seat to talk about the opportunities and challenges with leading a remote team.

The Potential Principle with Mark Sanborn

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Improvement is not linear. We get better and we hit a plateau. Further, it becomes difficult to find the resources to help us get better. Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc.,