Kevin Eikenberry

Why You Should Set Goals Collaboratively

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of us have plenty of goals that we set in our lives – health, financial, personal. And today we’re talking about team goals or organizational goals. But before we get to that, I want you to think about it as a team member, as an individual contributor.

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How to Begin: Start By Doing Something That Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

I have many books on my shelves about setting goals and creating purpose. Most of those books spend all their energy on the destination, somehow assuming we know how to begin and map the journey to achieving those goals.

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Elements of a Remarkable Morning Routine

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve read that the articles about morning routines of famous or successful people are incredibly popular and can generate great traffic from google searches. I don’t know if that is true or not, but I know two things.

Leadership Imperatives for 2022

Kevin Eikenberry

Every time the calendar turns to a new year, people look forward. We look, but we can never see the future with great clarity. But after the last two years we have lived and led through, 2022 may look even murkier than usual. As we look forward, what must we be thinking about? And more […].

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

A Lesson from Atticus Finch – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Atticus Finch, Atticus Finch, you might immediately know who I mean and you might be thinking, I should know that name, shouldn’t I? Well, Atticus Finch is the protagonist in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. If you haven’t read it, you’ve probably seen the movie.

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The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It

Kevin Eikenberry

Burnout. Stress. These seem like a given in the world and the world of work today. If you haven’t experienced them, you are lucky (or in denial). Most would agree with the title of this book that burnout is an epidemic. But most think about it as an individual phenomenon.

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Some Big Questions for Leaders in 2022

Kevin Eikenberry

The best leaders are curious about the world, the future, their businesses, and their people. Another way to say that is that great leaders are question askers. Last week, I posted my leadership imperatives for 2022.

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A Four-Letter Word to be Careful With – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, we’re talking about a four letter word, a four letter word to be careful with. And that word is lazy. Lazy is a word of judgment. It’s something that we see inside of their behavior. It’s something that we infer about their intentions.

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Managing Up, Down and Across the Organization

Kevin Eikenberry

How do I manage up? How do I manage my peers? I hear these two questions frequently. Fundamentally, people are asking about managing without position. While there is much we can learn about managing those we do lead, often people feel at a loss about influencing when we don’t have positional power.

What is Your Criteria for Deciding?

Kevin Eikenberry

We are all in the decision-making business – especially as leaders. In order for us to make effective decisions, we need clear decision criteria. Yet too often, we don’t slow down to consider, we just decide.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

The Case for Mental Fitness – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

How we think about mental health and mental illness has changed a lot in my lifetime societally. More and more awareness of mental illness is emerging, and while this is really good, unfortunately, there’s actually more mental illness than ever.

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The Most Downloaded Episodes of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast in 2021

Kevin Eikenberry

2021 brought a growth in podcast listening across all genres. With that growth comes an expansion of podcast offerings. The Remarkable Leadership Podcast debuted in 2016 and continues to become more popular with listeners. You may listen to podcasts in other genres, like true crime or comedy.

A Personal Look at the Great Resignation – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

“The great resignation.” ” It’s a hot topic right now and it’s mostly been discussed as as a macroeconomic concept. What is it doing to organizations? What’s causing it? What can organizations do about it?

Different Doesn’t Have to Mean Worse

Kevin Eikenberry

Quick – what do you think of first when you hear the word “different?” Once you get past judging yourself or wondering why I asked you the question, or wondering what the right answer is, chances are a bunch of thoughts, feelings and experiences come to your mind.

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What I’ve Learned from My Podcast This Year

Kevin Eikenberry

There are lots of reasons to listen to podcasts. If you choose to listen to one on leadership, chances are one of your goals is learning from podcasts. Each week on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, I interview a leadership expert or expert leader.

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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

The Longest Four-Letter Word – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the last and fourth in a series of episodes about four-letter words. But don’t worry – this and all the other episodes carry a G rating. You can watch the other episodes here. As the title of this post says, I am talking about the longest four-letter word.

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Making Feedback a Gift – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I am challenging your thinking on how you give and receive feedback. And I’m starting by asking you: How do you see feedback? Do you see feedback as a gift? Your answer to these questions will help determine how successful you are in both giving and receiving feedback.

How Effective is the Feedback You Deliver?

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you can make a list of your job responsibilities. Hopefully, you place delivering feedback pretty high on that list. It is one thing to have it on the list and to do it. But it is something else entirely to do it in a way that is effective. How do you know […].

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Five Important Books I Read This Year

Kevin Eikenberry

It is said that the best leaders are readers. The research and my personal experience would certainly back that up. Because leading is a complex exercise, and to be good at something complex and keep getting better at it, we must keep learning.

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Are You a Helicopter Boss? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve heard of helicopter parents, right? These well-intentioned parents tend to hover over their children (like a helicopter) and typically take too much responsibility for their children’s experiences and lives. They of course do this out of love, to protect their children.

Have Employee Expectations Really Changed?

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve written often about the importance of setting clear expectations with our team members, including here and here, but expectations run both directions. Do you understand your employee expectations of you as a leader, and about their work and working situation?

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The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Bet you weren’t expecting a video title like that on this blog?! ?? Well, don’t worry. The video and the entire topic is totally SFW (safe for work – and anywhere for that matter!) In fact, the four-letter word I’m talking about in the video below is one we hear ALL THE TIME.

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You Are the Brand

Kevin Eikenberry

Personal branding. You might think that is a topic for writers, speakers, coaches, and entrepreneurs. That is actually who You are the Brand by Mike Kim is written for.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

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.

Work Life Balance is … Personal – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s always a lot of discussion around work life balance and maybe more so than ever now that many of us have brought our work home, literally, and are working from home.

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Five Ways to Improve Your Mental Fitness

Kevin Eikenberry

Improving mental fitness. It sounds like a good goal, and last week I wrote about why that is so important, but I didn’t talk about how to do it. Today let’s get practical and specific, with some specific approaches and practices you can employ to reach the goal of improving mental fitness.

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The Hardest Four-Letter Word – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the second in a series of videos on four-letter words. This might shock my Grandmother – that is until she watched them to see what these words are and are not. ?? The last video was on the most dangerous four-letter word (You can watch that here). And this video is on the […].

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5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

What is the Future of Work?

Kevin Eikenberry

We would all like to see the future more clearly. In times of cataclysmic change, the desire to look into the future is more important than ever. That is why the question “What is the future of work?” is the most important question for leaders to consider right now.

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Are You a Victim or a Victor? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you a victim or a victor? Perhaps we need to start out by defining these terms first. A victim (for the purposes of this video) is when someone feels hopeless or incapable of changing the outcome of their situation.

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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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Is it Really a War for Talent?

Kevin Eikenberry

In the time of the Great Resignation, when organizations are cutting operating hours and running leaner than ever because they can’t get the help they need, many have declared a war for talent.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

A Change You Have Control Over

Kevin Eikenberry

As you look into the future of work and your workplace, there is plenty of uncertainty. When things are uncertain, we don’t feel like we have much control of events and the future.

The Power of Persistence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Persistence is good and virtuous. But it’s also hard. And telling someone to be persistent seldom goes all that well. We may know it, but don’t want to hear it – or even know what to do with the advice when we hear it. Many years ago when I was at Purdue, I was having […].

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Lessons from Intermittent Fasting – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Don’t let that title scare you. I am not turning this into a health series and I am not selling any supplements. ?? A few of months ago, I decided I wanted to get rid of my “COVID 19” Pounds that is. So I studied up on intermittent fasting and then I went to work. […].

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Why You Should Spend 30 Minutes with Me Each Monday

Kevin Eikenberry

Since July of 2016, I have been hosting The Remarkable Leadership Podcast. It started out as an audio only, one way only medium, as most all podcasts were then (and most still are).

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.