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The Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry is dedicated to all things leadership. Each week Kevin shares his thoughts about leadership development and ideas to help you see the world differently, lead more confidently and make a bigger difference for those you lead. He also has weekly c… read more

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The Unconventional Path to Breakthrough Ideas with Cyril Bouquet

May 12th, 2021


How do new ideas come about? Cyril Bouquet is the co-author of ALIEN THINKING: The Unconventional Path to Breakthrough Ideas. Although new, innovative ideas seem to appear magically, they take time to emerge, mature and …

When Are You at Your Best? - Thoughts from Kevin

May 7th, 2021


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, …

Insights into the science of Leadership at Amazon with Bill Carr

May 5th, 2021


What makes Amazon different? What are the secrets to their success? Bill Carr would say they aren’t really secrets, but it does take innovative …

A New Benchmark for Success - Thoughts from Kevin

April 30th, 2021


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.

And while there are all kinds of benchmarks that we use in …

Get a Vision and Live It with Larry Olsen

April 28th, 2021


Do you have to? or Do you want to? We all have a choice. Larry Olsen is the author of Get a Vision and Live It. He joins Kevin to discuss how people can learn to change their attitudes to align with their visions. Our …

Saying No with Love - Thoughts from Kevin

April 23rd, 2021


The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything. You’ve gotta keep …

Connecting with Others Through Listening with Ximena Vengoechea

April 21st, 2021


Ernest Hemingway said, “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ximena Vengoechea thinks Ernest may be on to something. She is the author of Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of …

Five Coaching Questions - Thoughts from Kevin

April 16th, 2021


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.

In this episode, you’ll learn five …

Helping Leaders Change the World for the Better with Bill Novelli

April 14th, 2021


Leadership and change go hand in hand. However, we need to make sure it’s a positive change. Not only is today’s workforce demanding it, but organizations are also finding it profitable. Bill Novelli has spent time in …

Don't Forget Your Phone - Thoughts from Kevin

April 9th, 2021


When I was growing up, most households only had one phone and it was usually in the kitchen. And teens spent alllll the time on that phone.

Today’s …

Building Exceptional Relationships with David Bradford and Carole Robin

April 7th, 2021


Relationships. They are critical for our mental health and they are how organizations succeed. Yet, many of us struggle to build solid connections. …

A Message for You in Tough Times - Thoughts from Kevin

April 2nd, 2021


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 …

Understanding Collaboration with Carlos Valdes-Dapena

March 31st, 2021


Defining your team’s purpose is not only important; it is pragmatic. Once you have the purpose, it is easier to decide when to collaborate and when …

Transaction or Interaction - Thoughts from Kevin

March 26th, 2021


In a fast-paced (and often remote working) world, we seem to run our days on “transactions” – short-term, project-driven tasks.

And while transactions get things done in the short term, relationships are built and …

From Suck to Success with Todd Palmer

March 24th, 2021


Do you ask for the help you need? As a leader, we are often self-reliant. The success of our teams and organizations rests on our shoulders, we …

Is it Good or Bad? - Thoughts from Kevin

March 19th, 2021


In this episode, I’m telling an old story about a farmer and his stallion. And while I like stories just as much as anyone, this is more than just a …

The Mindsets and Habitsets of Leadership with Darrin Gray

March 17th, 2021


Often, we see grit as something hard-nosed. However, Darrin Gray believes our grit should be fueled by joy. Darrin serves as Chief Marketing Officer …

Self Care isn't Selfish - Thoughts from Kevin

March 12th, 2021


In the world today, people are running hard and fast, many so focused on taking care of others – be that their children, spouse, clients, teammates, students or their patients – that they aren’t taking the time to take …

Mastering Your Thoughts and Emotions with Todd Stottlemyre

March 10th, 2021


We are gifted the power to change the way we think and feel anytime. We just need to want to do it. Todd Stottlemyre is a two-time World Series baseball champion and the author of The Observer: A Modern Fable on …

Preparing for the Future of Flexible Work - Thoughts from Kevin

March 5th, 2021


As of today, I cannot predict the future of work – for you or for your business.

But I do know one thing.

Whatever that future holds, work is going …

Work Disrupted with Jeff Schwartz

March 3rd, 2021


There have been many discussions about the future of work. Will robots be able to do everything? For most of us, 2020 accelerated that future and creating a need for new mindsets and strategies. Jeff Schwartz believes …

The Case for Continual Practice - Thoughts from Kevin

February 26th, 2021


In January 2014, I recorded the very first episode of Remarkable TV. And the episode below is our 365th episode – we haven’t missed a week since we started! That’s like recording and releasing a video every single day …

Creating a Culture of Reinvention – Lessons from Netflix with Erin Meyer

February 24th, 2021


Are you one of the 20 million to download the Netflix Culture deck? Whether you did or just looked it up now, you will recognize that Netflix …

A Key to Unlock Remote Teammate Success - Thoughts from Kevin

February 19th, 2021


In January, our newest book came out – The Long-Distance Teammate. When we were researching and writing this book, there was one key word that …

Growing People and Companies Through Change with Stacy Henry

February 17th, 2021


Change is the only constant in life (Heraclitus). If you don’t see, are you paying attention? And if you aren’t changing, well, that is something different. Stacy Henry is the author of Get Rooted! Growing People and …

Only the Lonely - Thoughts from Kevin

February 12th, 2021


In this episode, I’m talking about The Epidemic of Loneliness and what we can do about it.

Before the pandemic, there was already an epidemic of loneliness. And while we know that the pandemic will eventually subside, …

Doing Work That Counts with Richard Lee

February 10th, 2021


Do you ever feel like you are putting in the effort yet fall short of expectations? Does your team ever feel that way? So, what can you do? Richard Lee suggests it doesn’t need to be complicated. We just need the right …

Thank Your Teammates - Thoughts from Kevin

February 5th, 2021


Good things happen when we are thankful.

We feel better.

We are less stressed.

We are healthier.

These are just a few benefits but it’s obvious that …

Innovating Before You Die - The Phoenix Encounter Method with Sameer Hasija

February 3rd, 2021


Why do existing organizations with resources find themselves irrelevant (or no longer in existence), whether through new technology, changes in …

A New Meeting Metric - Thoughts from Kevin

January 29th, 2021


You’ve likely heard this saying:

What gets measured gets done.

While it’s an oversimplification, there is a lot of truth in this saying. And interestingly enough, one of the areas where we spend an increasing amount of …

The Coaching Effect with Bill Eckstrom

January 27th, 2021


Nothing elevates performance more than a great coach. And the performance of your team reflects the coach. Bill Eckstrom is the co-author of The Coaching Effect: What Great Leaders Do to Increase Sales, Enhance …

The Most Important Remote Work Question - Thoughts from Kevin

January 22nd, 2021


The questions we ask determine the answers we find – and therefore the decisions we make.

And in this episode, I am asking you the most important remote work question…

Transformational Influence with Walt Rakowich

January 20th, 2021


Is it the journey, or is it the destination? The role of a leader is getting to the destination (sales, profits, product development). Walt Rakowich …

How You Start and End Your Day - Thoughts from Kevin

January 15th, 2021


One of my all-time favorite Musicals is Fiddler on the Roof, and one of the famous songs from it is Sunrise, Sunset.

Here are part of the lyrics:

Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly fly the years One season …

What it Means to be a Long-Distance Leader with Wayne Turmel

January 13th, 2021


Remote work isn’t new. Technology has allowed organizations to have offices not only on different coasts but in different countries. We have started …

Can We or Should We? - Thoughts from Kevin

January 8th, 2021


Can we?

Should we?

Both questions are important and the difference between the two is just one small word. But that small word makes a significant …

Love Your Imposter with Rita Clifton

January 6th, 2021


Do you feel like a fraud? Are you waiting for your team to question why you are leading them? If it makes you feel better, you aren’t alone. In fact, studies show that 70% of people feel like an imposter at some point …

What Are You Spreading? - Thoughts from Kevin

January 1st, 2021


I grew up on a farm, so we spread a lot of things. But today we are talking about what we are spreading as leaders.

Because our words, our attitudes and our energy are all contagious. And it’s important that we’re …

Kevin's Lessons from the Top Episodes of 2020

December 30th, 2020


Kevin shares the top downloaded episodes of 2020. As he recounts each episode, he shares his lessons learned from the conversation.

This episode is brought to you by…

From Manager to Remarkable Leader, Kevin’s Flagship …

Learn Something Today - Remarkable TV

December 25th, 2020


We all want to be life-long or continual learners, but just saying that isn't enough. The only sustainable way to accomplish this is to be learning every day.

In this episode, I'm sharing three simple ways to help …

Lessons From Bold Leaders That Changed History with Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

December 23rd, 2020


We can use the past to think about leading today and the future. The means may be different (hello social media), yet the principles are similar. Jan-Benedict Steenkamp is Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at …

Take a Chill Pill - Remarkable TV

December 18th, 2020


Are you deliberating about a tough decision?

Are you struggling with a relationship?

Are you worried about the future?

In today's episode, I am suggesting we all take a chill pill. And I don't mean this in an …

Reinventing the Way You Work with Jonas Altman

December 16th, 2020


It’s been asked before and here we are again. Are you happy in your work? Jonas Altman is on a mission to make the work of work more human and he …

Reverse-Gossip - Thoughts from Kevin

December 11th, 2020


Gossip is definitely not something we love or that we hope to have at any workplace. In fact, if we could REVERSE gossip, that would solve many …

Making Creativity an Everyday Habit with Scott Anthony

December 9th, 2020


Innovation and creativity never go out of style. However, sometimes we find ourselves in institutionalized inertia. Our creative side is stifled because of the systems, structures, and processes in place. Scott Anthony …

Mute Yourself, Not Your Team - Thoughts from Kevin

December 4th, 2020


We’ve all been in virtual meetings where a participant (maybe it’s you?) mutes themselves at the start and remains muted for the entirety of the meeting.

And while there are a variety of reasons and situations where …

The Future of Collaborative Leadership with Dr. Edward Marshall

December 2nd, 2020


We are in the 21st Century – The Digital Age. We know that by 2025 Millennials and GenZers will be 75% of the global workforce. However, many organizations are still operating using a 20th Century Industrial age …

Do You Feel Like an Impostor? - Thoughts from Kevin

November 27th, 2020



f you are watching or listening to me now, you have achieved some level of success. And if you are leading others, it is logical and obvious that you are doing some things right.

Yet many leaders feel they have …

Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with John Bowe

November 25th, 2020


We speak 16,000-20,000 words a day, yet 74% of us have anxiety about speaking in front of people. As a leader, you’ve probably shared information with your organization. Most likely, you have had to stand in front of a …

Gratitude - Now More Than Ever - Thoughts from Kevin

November 20th, 2020


I won’t go into the brain science, but it is a fact of neurology that the brain cannot be in a state of appreciation and a state of fear at the same …

How to Navigate the Future with Margaret Heffernan

November 18th, 2020


Do you have a crystal ball to show you the future? I’m going to guess the answer is no. Yet, according to Margaret Heffernan, we think the future is hiding just behind the curtain, like in the Wizard of Oz. However, if …

How a Coffee Cup Can Improve Your Meetings - Thoughts from Kevin

November 13th, 2020


No engagement.

No participation.

Can’t get people to speak up.

These are just a few of the many issues that we have with virtual meetings.

And in this episode, I am demonstrating 4 ways that a simple cup can help …

The Hot Sauce Principle with Brandon Smith

November 11th, 2020


Urgent – – read, listen, or do NOW! Can you relate? Kevin chats with Brandon Smith, author of the Hot Sauce Principle: How to Live and Lead in a World Where Everything Is Urgent All of the Time. Brandon compares urgency …

Progress or Perfection? - Thoughts from Kevin

November 6th, 2020


Today I am asking you a question:

Are you seeking progress or perfection?

I am asking you this both personally and as a coach. And in this episode, I am making a case for each and then also a case for both.

Tweet it …

The Innovation Delusion with Lee Vinsel and Andy Russell

November 4th, 2020


Do you set aside the time and energy for innovation? Do you set aside the same time and energy for maintaining? Kevin sits down with Lee Vinsel and Andy Russell, authors of The Innovation Delusion: How our Obsession …

The Scary Thing About Leadership - Thoughts from Kevin

October 30th, 2020


Here’s a fact: Kids LOVE Halloween.


Because of the rewards, of course. The candy! And while they are thinking about the sweet treats, they are also thinking about being scared.

Now when you think about it, …

The Business of Friendship with Shasta Nelson

October 28th, 2020


Can you have friends at work? Should you have friends at work? Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert and author. Her most recent book is The Business …

Keep or Toss? - Thoughts from Kevin

October 23rd, 2020


A man in his 90’s recently surveyed his garage which was filled with the remnants from an old business, activities and hobbies and memories. LOTS of …

Rethinking Success with Douglas Holladay

October 21st, 2020


How do you define success? Is it the toys you own? Is it the relationships you have? Doug Holladay believes success is finding joy, meaning, and …

Engagement is a Choice - Thoughts from Kevin

October 16th, 2020


Engagement is a popular topic and something that most organizations are constantly striving for.

And it’s a worthy goal but the problem is that most …

When More is Not Better with Roger L. Martin

October 14th, 2020


Sometimes we need to think differently. Kevin sits down with Roger L. Martin, author of When More is Not Better – Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency. In his latest book, Roger explains how more is …

Power of Empathy - Thoughts from Kevin

October 9th, 2020


In this episode, I am talking about the power of empathy. But in order to understand the power, we need to know the definition.

EMPATHY: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously …

Game Changers with Rishon Blumberg

October 7th, 2020


Everyone is talent. Your team, your bosses, and you. Today Kevin sits down with Rishon Blumberg, co-author of GAME CHANGER: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy and co-founder of 10x Management. Rishon discusses 10x …

Leadership and Your Grill - Thoughts from Kevin

October 2nd, 2020


If you’ve watched many of our previous episodes, you know that I often ask our viewers to challenge me to find leadership lessons in bizarre and random places.

And today, I am finding the lessons that we as leaders can …

Intentional Integrity with Rob Chesnut

September 30th, 2020


We all have the potential; the potential to be remarkable or to use our powers for evil. Research shows that we are influenced by those around us. So, it’s up to leaders to create the environment to build integrity. …

Will or Skill? - Thoughts from Kevin

September 25th, 2020


I meet with a lot of leaders who are frustrated with people on their team who are not doing something at all or who aren’t doing something in a certain way.

And in order to address this concern, there is one question …

Conscious Leadership with Carter Phipps

September 23rd, 2020


It’s all about your journey, your journey of growth and development. When you find your passion and purpose, you will bring other people to the table for a shared vision. This will lead to success. Carter Phipps is …

My Problem with Masks (It's Not What You Think) - Thoughts from Kevin

September 18th, 2020


The topic of today’s episode would have been nearly unthinkable six months ago…and yet, here we are, talking about masks and how contentious they …

The Art of Being Indispensable at Work with Bruce Tulgan

September 16th, 2020


What are the traits of a go-to person? You know, the person who gets the job done. Most likely, we all want to be a person who is reliable and great …

The Danger of Being a Know-it-All - Thoughts from Kevin

September 11th, 2020


If you’re like me, you went to school for a long time. And 13 or more years will teach you that knowledge is what “wins” the game of school.

So if …

Unleashing Empowerment with Frances Frei

September 9th, 2020


Most of us would agree that a component of leadership is making other people better. Frances Frei believes that to have progress, we need to have …

The Lessons of the River - Thoughts from Kevin

September 4th, 2020


As the title suggests, today I am sharing lessons we can learn from rivers.

Now when I say “rivers”, it’s likely that we all have a different river in mind. And regardless of which river you think of – whether it’s the …

Bringing the Art of Reflection into Your Busy Life with Joseph Badaracco

September 2nd, 2020


Do you take the time to downshift, or contemplate, or reflect? Most of us probably want to do that, and where can we find the time? Kevin chats with Joseph Badaracco, John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard …

Leadership and Toilet Paper - Thoughts from Kevin

August 28th, 2020


Today I’m talking about Leadership and Toilet Paper – yes, I really am.

In the past I’ve done mash-ups of leadership with random topics, and challenged people to send me suggestions. You can see a channel of these past …

Understanding Employee Engagement with Jacqueline Throop-Robinson

August 26th, 2020


What does it take to become passionate about your work? How do you transfer that passion to your team? Jacqueline Throop-Robinson has spent years researching this topic to get to the heart of employee engagement. What …

Creating New Work Routines - Thoughts from Kevin

August 21st, 2020


Last week, I talked about the power that routines can have in our lives. If you missed that, you can watch it here.

The thing about routines is that when they change, we are often left feeling a little lost, confused or …

Humanocracy with Gary Hamel

August 19th, 2020


How does your team show up for work? How do you show up? Gary Hamel believes people leave their gifts of creativity and daring at home because it is not encouraged. He joins Kevin to discuss why he thinks organizations …

How Routines Can Improve Your Life - Thoughts from Kevin

August 14th, 2020


Our subconscious minds are extremely powerful and when we build routines and habits, it allows us to capitalize on this part of our brain.

In this …

The 7 Habits Still Matter with Sean Covey

August 12th, 2020


Thirty years ago, we were introduced to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. And my guess is most of us have read the book, or at least been exposed to one (or more) of the habits; Think Win/Win. Kevin sits down …

Who Owns Your Development? - Thoughts from Kevin

August 7th, 2020


When you work on your own personal development does it just benefit you?

Not at all.

In fact, everybody wins when you take the time to work on your development.

The organization.

The team.

Your boss.

And of course, you.

The Self-Evolved Leader with Dave McKeown

August 5th, 2020


Are you waiting for development opportunities, or are you being intentional in creating opportunities? Dave McKeown suggests that leaders with the …

Be Careful With This Word - Thoughts from Kevin

July 31st, 2020


Do you remember the TV show “Password”? If you don’t know it, you can check it out here.

In the game, two teams attempted to win by conveying mystery words to each other using only single-word clues.

The word to be …

Leading Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi

July 29th, 2020


Where is your growth coming from? Keith Ferrazzi suggests you don’t need a title, an office, or even a physical workspace to make a difference. However, you need to have a vision and get people behind that vision. Keith …

The Future Leader with Jacob Morgan

July 22nd, 2020


When you look into your crystal ball, what does the future of work look like? On a good day, that is a difficult question. How we think about work, …

What Are You Attracting? - Thoughts from Kevin

July 17th, 2020


You’ve likely heard of the Law of Attraction. In short, the basic idea is that our thoughts turn into things eventually. The idea is that we are like human magnets – always attracting something.

Not everyone agrees with …

Creating Courageous Cultures with Karin Hurt and David Dye

July 15th, 2020


Do you ask for ideas? Not just give permission to share ideas, but really invite new ideas. When Karin Hurt and David Dye worked with organizations, they noticed a pattern. Management thought their teams were not …

Helping Others Apply Your Feedback - Thoughts from Kevin

July 10th, 2020


When we give feedback, it is with the hope that the person on the receiving end will take action on that feedback. But giving feedback isn’t a one-and-done action. It’s a journey that has many steps along the way.

So …

Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins

July 8th, 2020


The Industrial Age. Workers came into the factories and were told what jobs to do and how to do them. And for the time, this worked. However, we know …

Helping Your Feedback Be Accepted - Thoughts from Kevin

July 3rd, 2020


This is the third in a series of videos on feedback. You can watch the previous videos from the links below.

In this episode, we talk about how to get others to accept the feedback you are giving – leading them to …

Lead with Speed with Alan Willett

July 1st, 2020


How fast are you going? How fast should you be going? Do you even know where you are going? Kevin is joined by Alan Willett, author of Lead with …

Getting Your Feedback Understood - Thoughts from Kevin

June 26th, 2020


Last week I talked about the first step in giving effective feedback. You can watch that episode here.

In this episode, I am talking about the …

Saving Face with Maya Hu-Chan

June 24th, 2020


Your face is how you feel about yourself and how you project to the world. Maya Hu-Chan is the author of SAVING FACE: How to Preserve Dignity and …

Without This, Feedback Can't Help - Thoughts from Kevin

June 19th, 2020


There are tons of tips out there for delivering feedback. The problem is that tips are only tactics until we start with the basics.

First, we must understand the goal of feedback which is that the other person will take …

Don't Take Yes For an Answer with Steve Herz

June 17th, 2020


How do you give feedback? Maybe the better question is, how do you receive feedback? Steve Herz believes we need to create the environment for the give and take. Once we can accept feedback and take action to improve …

The Power of the Break - Thoughts from Kevin

June 12th, 2020


Remember recess? Swinging happily on swings, monkeying around on the monkey bars, or zooming down slides...

As kids, this was an important part of the day. It gives children the chance to socialize, burn off some much …

Leadership Tough Love with Timothy Lupfer

June 10th, 2020


Timothy Lupfer wants us to get back to basics about leadership. It is a role we are usually given and involves followers (whether they be employees, …

It's Always Showtime - Thoughts from Kevin

June 5th, 2020


You are leading…and others are watching.

This is true when things are going well and when they’re not going so well.

That’s right. That means as a leader, you are on display. And in the words of my friend, Tom Peters, …

Understanding Power with Deborah Gruenfeld

June 3rd, 2020


How are you using the power you have (for good or evil)? Yes, we all have power just through our relationships between colleagues, family, and …

Leading By Learning From the Tech Titans with Alex Kantrowitz

May 27th, 2020


Do you have a Day One or Day Two mentality and why does it matter? Alex Kantrowitz sits down with Kevin to talk about mindset and culture. Alex is a

Don't Put Negatives Under a Microscope - Thoughts from Kevin

May 22nd, 2020


Focus is really important to leaders. What we study and think about, GROWS.

So during difficult times, it’s even more important to be sure that we …

Creating Customer Value with Rob Markey

May 20th, 2020


We have the tools for accounting principles, and these have remained unchanged for years. Yet we have no real tool to measure customer loyalty, and …

The Power of Trust - Thoughts from Kevin

May 15th, 2020


I could simply tell you that trust is powerful and as a leader, you would likely very quickly agree with that statement.

But to make my point even …

What it Takes to Be in Awe with John O'Leary

May 13th, 2020


Have you had the opportunity to walk in an elementary school and witness the joy, the curiosity, the childlike wonder? Today, we are missing a piece …

Remote Bonus - Make the Webcam Your Friend

May 11th, 2020


The visual portion of any video is truly an important part of the message. And this is the case whether you are watching a YouTube Video or video …

The Missing Holiday - Thoughts from Kevin

May 8th, 2020


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a holiday for everything. Just do a quick Google search for “today’s holiday” and you’ll see what I mean… …

Innovation is Everybody's Business with Tamara Ghandour

May 6th, 2020


Are you innovative or do you leave that to other people? Tamara Ghandour discovered that innovation was something we all can do. Further, it’s not if we innovate, but how we innovate (we are all unique). Tamara created …

Remote Bonus: Staying Focused When Working From Home

May 4th, 2020


Focus can be a challenge for anyone working from home – whether you’ve been working remotely for years or are just finding yourself at home due to …

What Confidence Can Do - Thoughts from Kevin

May 1st, 2020


Last week, we talked about confidence from the perspective of our own experience. You can watch that episode here.

Today we are going to look at confidence from a very different perspective. We are looking at it from …

Understanding the Success Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson

April 29th, 2020


There has been much research focused on what leaders need to be effective. Ryan Gottfredson asked, how do we capture the being element of leadership? …

How Balanced is Your Reading Diet? - Thoughts from Kevin

April 24th, 2020


We all know that it’s important to have a balanced diet – because what you put in impacts your health.

But have you thought about your reading diet? Because similarly, what you put in impacts your thinking.

In today’s …

All You Have to Do is Ask with Dr. Wayne Baker

April 22nd, 2020


Dr. Wayne Baker has found that most people are willing to help, and most people don’t ask for what they need. This may be because we believe that others can help us, or it will make us appear weak. Wayne is a professor …

Playing to Win - Thoughts from Kevin

April 17th, 2020


If you're watching this episode when it originally airs, sports are front and center with the Super Bowl just around the corner.

So in this spirit, …

Reframing Problems with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

April 15th, 2020


As a leader of a team, you will most likely be asked to solve a problem. Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg found that we often move into solution mode before …

When Will I Be Loved? - Thoughts from Kevin

April 13th, 2020


There's an old song that I like by The Everly Brothers, When Will I Be Loved? Or perhaps you've heard the Linda Ronstadt version?

As a leader, this …

The New Global Manager with Melissa Lamson

April 8th, 2020


Technology has given us access to information and people in the blink of an eye. We now have colleagues not only a time zone away, but an ocean away. …

Tips for New Managers with Peter Economy

April 1st, 2020


Congratulations! You just landed a new leadership position, now go lead. Does this sound familiar? Many people have found themselves in this position …

Duty or Service? - Thoughts from Kevin

March 27th, 2020


“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. While many will look …

Creating the We Mindset with Dr. Eric George

March 25th, 2020


Although we all try at times, we just can’t do it all nor can we do it alone. For our teams and organizations to become successful, we need to change …

BONUS: A Timely Conversation About Remote Work with Wayne Turmel

March 19th, 2020


The Coronavirus is changing everything in our world. In this timely special episode, Kevin invites Wayne Turmel, his co-author of the Long-Distance …

The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey

March 18th, 2020


If only. If only I had years of experience. If only I had the credentials. Jim McKelvey believes if we wait for the right moment to do things, the important things won’t get done. Jim is the co-founder of Square (which …

Leadership Mistake: Talking Too Much - Best of FB Live

March 16th, 2020


Leaders need to be good communicators. This doesn't mean that need to be constantly talking. Many leaders fall prey to this mistake - we'll talk about why it is a mistake, why it happens, and how to improve in this area.

Who Are You Hanging With? - Thoughts from Kevin

March 13th, 2020


The legendary speaker and author, Jim Rohn, famously said:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

The idea of who we are spending time with is an important concept to think about both as …

Thinking Outside the Building with Rosabeth Moss Kanter

March 11th, 2020


The happiest people are tackling big problems, not just complaining about them. Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s goal is to give folks the skills to move to …

BONUS: How to Deal with Coronavirus Panic - Helping Leaders Communicate and Prepare

March 10th, 2020


Wondering what your organization can do to deal with the challenges of coronavirus (COVID19)? I'm talking about how to prepare for productivity, …

The Comparison Trap - Thoughts from Kevin

March 6th, 2020


Today I’m sharing a lesson about the dangers of comparisons. And to do that, I’m talking about my Dad’s mechanical aptitude and my “lack thereof”…

Leaders as Teachers with Dr. Thomas J. DeLong

March 4th, 2020


As a leader, you don’t just lead and/or manage, you are a teacher. At least you should be, according to Dr. Thomas DeLong. Tom is the Baker …

How Leaders Can Help with Team Member Burnout - Thoughts from Kevin

February 28th, 2020


How can we as leaders help our team members if they are feeling burned out?

As leaders, while we don’t like to admit it, we can sometimes be the cause of employee burnout.

The good news is that while we might be the …

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat with Bruce Daisley

February 26th, 2020


Burnout levels at work are on the rise. Bruce Daisley found that folks were quitting their jobs with no plan because the uncertainty was better than …

We Lead Individuals - Thoughts from Kevin

February 21st, 2020


In today’s episode, I’m finding a leadership lesson from a question that my wife asked me recently about one of my favorite things.

Her co-worker asked for recommendations on brands of tea to try and since I am a …

Business Experimentation and Innovation with Stefan Thomke

February 19th, 2020


Four-hundred years ago Francis Bacon presented the scientific method, where the workhorse is the experiment. Now is the time we move experimentation beyond an engineering process. We need to think about it as a …

The State of Leadership Development - Best of FB Live

February 17th, 2020


Not the State of the Union, but something I know much more about - The State of Leadership Development! Like the President does for our country, I will talk about where we are, but more important where we are headed in …

Some Encouragement for You - Thoughts from Kevin

February 14th, 2020


As a leader, there is a lot on our shoulders and much is asked of us. In my blog posts, emails, articles and even here in this series, I remind you …

Answering Life's Great Question with Tom Rath

February 12th, 2020


How can you build as much life into the time that you have? Tom Rath thought about this as he was writing his latest book, Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Best Contribute to the World. Tom is also the author of

Leadership Mistake: Avoiding Conflict - Best of FB Live

February 10th, 2020


Today I'm talking about avoiding conflict and why it's a mistake.

Bud to Boss: 

Lessons that Drive Business Success with Kim Lorenz

February 5th, 2020


Every day we make about 35,000 decisions and we know not all of these are conscious. However, some of them are and some of them are about the opportunities around us. Kim Lorenz founded two companies starting at age 26 …

Leadership Mistake: Not Making Any Waves - Best of FB Live

February 3rd, 2020


There are lots of common leadership mistakes. In this episode of my ongoing series, I'm talking about leaders not wanting to make any waves - and answering your questions too.

Bud to Boss Workshop:

The Biggest Lever to Improved Organizational Communication - Thoughts from Kevin

January 31st, 2020


“We need better communication.” “We need more communication.” “We’re having communication issues.”

Better organizational communication is a universal need and a universal challenge and I have a really valuable lever …

The Power of Communities with Jono Bacon

January 29th, 2020


A community is a group of people who get together for a shared mission and are a network of experiences. Yet, it’s hard work to get build these communities. Jono Bacon is the author of People Powered: How Communities …

Leadership Mistake: Trying to Change Too Much Too Soon - Best of FB Live

January 27th, 2020


Today we are talking about a leadership mistake - why it happens, why it is a mistake and how to correct. Tune in, ask your questions - and tell me the mistakes you want me to address in the future.

Bud to Boss:

Batting .300 - Thoughts from Kevin

January 24th, 2020


This is the 300th episode of Remarkable TV and when we recorded the video, the World Series was just getting started in the United States. So, it seemed that talking a little baseball and averages was an appropriate …

Leader Farming with Zach Thomas

January 22nd, 2020


We use analogies all the time when we look at developing talent in our organizations. Zach Thomas is not only a farmer, but he grows people as well. Zach is a West Point grad., served as an Army Ranger instructor, and a …

The Connection Between Chicken Soup and Leadership - Best of FB Live

January 20th, 2020


Another challenge accepted as I will connect chicken soup with leadership - and have some fun doing it!

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Beware the Word 'Actually' - Thoughts from Kevin

January 17th, 2020


Words are powerful and when we use the right words in the right situations, they can have a huge impact in our ability to be effective as leaders.

Your Customer Service Playbook with Micah Solomon

January 15th, 2020


Customer Service…if we aren’t serving external folks, we are definitely serving internal people. Micah Solomon is the author of Ignore Your Customers …

The Value of Experience - Best of FB Live

January 13th, 2020


Consider this the gift of mindset! I'm giving you a new thought about the value of experience today - it is valuable for us as leaders and in all …

The Forgotten Communications Tool - Thoughts from Kevin

January 10th, 2020


These days, there is no shortage of communication tools at our fingertips - literally. And while this means that it is easier than ever to …

Leadership, Communication and Credibility with Jack Modzelewski

January 8th, 2020


Leadership and communication go hand in hand and most organizations are looking to improve communications with their teams. Jack Modzelewski is the author of Talk is Chief: Leadership, Communication and Credibility in a …

Connecting Leadership and Keys - Best of FB Live

January 6th, 2020


Leadership and... keys? Yes, challenged to make the connection, I am doing just that in this episode.

13 Days to Remarkable Leadership Video Series:

Remote Leadership Institute:

Are Things Really That Bad? - Thoughts from Kevin

January 3rd, 2020


It’s a wonderful world that we live in, don’t you think?

Yes, yes, I know that it’s not perfect. There is crime, there is conflict, there is disease, …

Agility with Leo Tilman and General Charles Jacoby

January 1st, 2020


Often, when organizations talk about agility, they are looking at their tactical agility. General Charles Jacoby and Leo Tilman are the authors of Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of …

What Leaders Can Learn from Coffee Cups - Best from FB Live

December 30th, 2019


I get challenged to connect leadership to everyday items or ideas. Today I am accepting the challenge to connect leadership and coffee cups. We'll have some fun and I will share some important lessons for leaders. 

Why Are Some People So Negative? - Thoughts from Kevin

December 27th, 2019


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. Unfortunately, the negative ones are often the loudest and have the biggest …

Key Lessons From the Top Episodes of 2019

December 25th, 2019


Kevin counts down the most downloaded episodes of 2019. As he recounts each episode, he shares his thoughts on why the conversation was valuable and who may find the most value in the discussion.

Additional Leadership …

Four Ways Leaders Can Share Gratitude - Best of FB Live

December 23rd, 2019


In this holiday season, we think a lot about gratitude. Here are four ways that you can show your gratitude as a leader.

13 Days to Remarkable …

Make Relatedness Your Goal - Thoughts from Kevin

December 20th, 2019


I often get this question from leaders – both new and seasoned alike: Should we be friends with our teammates or not?

And while it’s certainly a …

Leading Large-Scale Change with Bill Schaninger

December 18th, 2019


Leaders at all levels understand you achieve success when you manage for both performance and health. But, how to do you change your organization to achieve that success? Kevin is joined by Bill Schaninger, co-author of

The Habits of Remarkable Leaders - Best of FB Live

December 16th, 2019


What habits help people be a more effective leader? We will talk about some of those, and answer any questions you have.

Leadership and Mirrors - Thoughts from Kevin

December 13th, 2019


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.

Leadership …

Becoming a Successful Manager with Lisa Haneberg

December 11th, 2019


Managers have the opportunity and the responsibility to lead. Lisa Haneberg joins Kevin to discuss the 2nd edition of 10 Steps to Be A Successful …

What's the Difference Between a Remote Team Member and a Great Teammate? - Best of Facebook Live

December 9th, 2019


You either work remotely, lead people who work remotely, or know someone who does one or the other. If that is you, join me. If not, share with the remote workers and leaders you know. I'm sharing important keys to …

How Being a Leader is Like a Pair of Shoes - Thoughts from Kevin

December 6th, 2019


Believe it or not, two viewers issued me the same challenge this week – asking me to compare leadership to SHOES!

Tweet it out: Strive to be a leader people love as much as their favorite pair of shoes. @KevinEikenberry

The Laws of Trust with Joel Peterson

December 4th, 2019


We currently live in a low trust culture. And we know trust is important for leaders, in good times and in times of stress, disruption, and …

Who Really Wants to Be Vulnerable? - Best of Facebook Live

December 2nd, 2019


I'm talking about vulnerability - it is an important leadership topic that no one likes to talk about. That seems like a good reason to talk about …

How Leadership and Napkins are Related - Thoughts from Kevin

November 29th, 2019


In this episode, I am taking on the challenge brought to me by a viewer answering the question:

How are leaders like napkins?

Seem impossible? Think again! 😉

Tweet it out: Hey leader – how can you protect your team …

Being the Leader You Want to Be with Amy Jen Su

November 27th, 2019


You know those good days. You wake up energized and confident. You cross stuff off your list, have productive meetings, make good decisions. In short, you are your best self. The question becomes how do you bring your …

Can 1 hour per month change my leadership future? - Encore Series

November 25th, 2019


I’m excited to announce The Encore Video Series – a special series that I will be releasing here that addresses these unanswered questions. These questions are some of the most common obstacles we face when it comes to …

How do I gain confidence in my leadership role? - Encore Series

November 22nd, 2019


I’m excited to announce The Encore Video Series – a special series that I will be releasing here that addresses these unanswered questions. These questions are some of the most common obstacles we face when it comes to …

Finding and Leading the Talent You Need with Micah Rowland

November 20th, 2019


According to Micah Rowland, success starts with your people. As COO of Fountain, a software company that sources, screens, and onboards workers, Micah is a builder of teams, processes, and people. He joins Kevin to …

How Do I Get Executive Buy-In for My Leadership Initiatives? - Encore Series

November 18th, 2019


I’m excited to announce The Encore Video Series – a special series that I will be releasing here that addresses these unanswered questions. These questions are some of the most common obstacles we face when it comes to …

How Do You Measure the Impact of Leadership Development Initiatives? - Encore Series

November 15th, 2019


I’m excited to announce The Encore Video Series – a special series that I will be releasing here on the podcast and that addresses these unanswered questions. These questions are some of the most common obstacles we …

Being More Intentionally Contagious with Anese Cavanaugh

November 13th, 2019


How do you show up for work? For home? Anese Cavanaugh believes we have the choice of how we show up, so we have the power. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), and author of

How Do I Teach/Learn Mindset? - Encore Series

November 11th, 2019


I’m excited to announce The Encore Video Series – a special series that I will be releasing here on the podcast and that addresses these unanswered questions. These questions are some of the most common obstacles we …

What Do I Do if There Are Conflicting Mindsets on My Team? - Encore Series

November 8th, 2019


Last week, over 500 leaders in organizations all around the world joined me for my webinar titled, Why It Takes More Than Skills to Be a Remarkable Leader. And at the end of the webinar, we had a lot of great questions …

Learning to Lead with Ron Williams

November 6th, 2019


Sometimes, it’s all about reframing your perspective. Kevin is joined by Ron Williams, former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc. and author of Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading …

What Scares Leaders?

November 1st, 2019


As leaders, we are faced with many scary situations – having difficult conversations, firing someone, making a tough decision…the list goes on and on.

Connect First with Melanie Katzman

October 30th, 2019


Despite some opinions, you can find joy at work. After all, your team is working together to accomplish a common goal and when you succeed you should …

Are Leaders Made or Born? - Best of FB Live

October 28th, 2019


It is an age-old question that I have been asked hundreds of times. Are leaders made or born?

I'll give you my answer, my rationale, and why it …

What Leaders Can Learn from Airplanes - Thoughts from Kevin

October 25th, 2019


Today’s episode is the result of a challenge that I issued earlier this year – asking viewers to give me a word, any word, that I would then tie back …

The Gift of Struggle with Bobby Herrera

October 23rd, 2019


Whether you care to admit it, you have struggled. Whether it be school, in a relationship, or professionally. It is these challenges we face and how …

Power and Leadership - Best of Facebook Live

October 21st, 2019


In this episode I'm talking about the relationship between power and leadership - and no politics!

Additional Resources

  • Watch this and other …

Lessons from Family Reunions - Thoughts from Kevin

October 18th, 2019


We held our family reunion this year at my farm in Michigan, and like many of the events in my life this summer (and always), there are many leadership lessons that I took away. Learn more in this episode.

Tweet it out:

The Millennial Whisperer with Chris Tuff

October 16th, 2019


Data shows that by 2030, 75% of the workforce will be made up of individuals born between 1981-1996. We often refer to this generation as Millennials and they are often described as lazy and entitled. Chris Tuff is the …

What is Leadership Anyway? - Best of FB Live

October 14th, 2019


I've been writing about leadership, coaching leaders, and leading for a long time. Maybe it makes sense to step back to the fundamentals. What is leadership anyway? I'll answer that and any other questions you have. …

The Ice Cream Question - Thoughts from Kevin

October 11th, 2019


In a daily email that I send, I asked everyone to send me their favorite ice cream flavors. And I learned A LOT about ice cream – particularly that …

Helping People Change with Melvin Smith

October 9th, 2019


If you lead a department, a team, or a person (or family), you have probably had a coaching moment. Kevin is joined by Melvin Smith, co-author of Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and …

What Can Leaders Learn from Mowing the Lawn? - Best of FB Live

October 7th, 2019


Join me as we explore leadership lessons from my John Deere lawn tractor. I'll answer questions too. You can learn more about The Remarkable Way in my upcoming webinar which you can sign up for at: 

How Do You Feel About Fine? - Thoughts from Kevin

October 4th, 2019


Something I’ve noticed over the years is that the word “fine” has an interesting connotation in our lives. It’s often used as a “conversation stopper” – a way to indicate that it’s good enough. But the question really …

Getting - and Keeping - the Right People with Caroline Stokes

October 2nd, 2019


If you are looking to recruit the best talent for your organization, you need to address the big issues in your organization. Caroline Stokes is the …

What Leaders Can Learn from a Can of Coke - Best of FB Live

September 30th, 2019


A viewer from Brazil challenged me to connect leadership and a can of Coke - so that is what I am doing. Join me, learn something, be inspired, ask questions, and maybe even add to the Leadership/Coke connections!

What is a Bad Habit? - Thoughts from Kevin

September 27th, 2019


We all have habits in our lives. And while many habits are great and have valuable purposes, some habits are…not so great.

But first, before we define what is and what isn’t a bad habit in our lives, we need to start at …

The Connector Manager with Jaime Roca

September 25th, 2019


Less than 20% of employees believe their managers understand what they do day-to-day. Given this, how do managers become more impactful with their …

Is 'Manager' a Dirty Word? - Best of FB Live

September 23rd, 2019


I'm talking about the word manager - and all the baggage associated with it - and why that all matters to manager - and leaders. 

13 Days to Remarkable Leadership Video Series:

What We Can Learn From a Garden Weed - Thoughts from Kevin

September 20th, 2019


As a “farm kid”, I’ve had a lot of experience with weeds – working hard to eliminate them so that we can grow the crops we needed on our farm. And …

The Disruption Mindset with Charlene Li

September 18th, 2019


Disruption, do you need it in your business? According to Charlene Li, what you do need is to acknowledge your customers are changing and you need to be thinking about your future. Charlene is the New York Times …

How People See Themselves Matters - Best of FB Live

September 16th, 2019


We'll explore what is called the Galatea Effect, why it is so powerful, and how it can help us all improve.

What Leaders Can Learn From a Fountain Pen - Thoughts from Kevin

September 13th, 2019


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 this episode, I have five …

Turning Culture into Competitive Advantage with Jeff Grimshaw

September 11th, 2019


Leaders are always transmitting signals, whether they are intentional or not. Teams take cues from their leaders to create a culture and your culture …

The Expectation Gap and Why it Matters - Best of FB Live

September 9th, 2019


Are you a leader who gets frustrated when people don't reach their performance goals? Do you wish people would "just do their jobs?" Do you have …

A Leadership Swimming Lesson - Thoughts from Kevin

September 6th, 2019


This week, I am continuing to answer the challenges that our viewers have given me – asking me to derive leadership lessons from everyday, random objects. And today is especially appropriate given that it’s almost the …

Leading Clarity with Brad Deutser

September 4th, 2019


In this world of constant change, leaders are challenged with uncertainty. Brad Deutser recognized the struggle of leading through ambiguity and 

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation - Thoughts from Kevin

August 30th, 2019


As many of us are either wrapping up our summers or have already wrapped it, I thought it would be fun to share a few leadership lessons that I …

Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Jeffrey Miller

August 28th, 2019


Not only is it a messy world, but we also have blind spots to some of the chaos surrounding us. So how do we move past the mess to success? Scott …

What Do You Believe About Your People? The Power of Pygmalion - Best of FB Live

August 26th, 2019


Your answer to this question is critical to your success as a leader. Join me and I will explain why.  Sign up for my upcoming webinar titled The Power of Expectations.

A Lesson in Values - Thoughts from Kevin

August 23rd, 2019


When I think of Independence Day, I think about a lot more than just hot dogs and fireworks. Mostly, I think about values, and I think about the incredibly hard work that our forefathers did many years ago – work that …

Creating Culture - Lessons from Chick-fil-A with Steve Robinson

August 21st, 2019


Steve Robinson was integral to the Chick-fil-A marketing team for 34 years. He was there for the beginning of the brand we know today, including the Eat Mor Chikin campaign and the decision to stay closed on Sundays. …

Why Beliefs and Expectations are Critical for New Leaders - Best of FB Live

August 19th, 2019


If you want to lead most successfully you must know your answers to the questions I'm sharing on this Facebook Live. Come join me, consider the …

What You Can Learn From a Salad Fork - Thoughts from Kevin

August 16th, 2019


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. You can catch up on previous episodes in …

Leading Without the Overwhelm with Janelle Bruland

August 14th, 2019


What are you sacrificing for your career? Does this lead to greater success? Janelle Bruland joins Kevin to discuss her book The Success Lie: 5 …

Where All Leaders Need to Start - Best of Facebook Live

August 12th, 2019


Talking about the starting point for all leaders - regardless of how long or where you lead.

What an Apple Can Teach Us About Leadership - Thoughts from Kevin

August 9th, 2019


Today we're talking about what an apple can teach us about leadership.

You'll learn:

  • Apples carry a legacy.
  • Apples are nutritious.
  • Apples are …

The Sponsor Effect with Sylvia Ann Hewlett

August 7th, 2019


A sponsor is different than a mentor. A sponsor believes in your value, advocates for you, and allows you to take risks and has your back if you fail. Kevin sits down with Sylvia Hewlett, author of THE SPONSOR EFFECT: …

Leadership Lessons from a Pencil - Thoughts from Kevin

August 2nd, 2019


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 …

Networking for People Who Hate Networking with Devora Zack

July 31st, 2019


Picture a conference or a large meet and greet situation. How do you feel? Some of us are excited about all the new people we will meet. Others of us, let’s just say a root canal sounds like a good alternative. Devora …

Leadership Lessons from a Pogo Stick - Thoughts from Kevin

July 26th, 2019


Check out this week's episode where I will compare and contrast the leadership lessons from… a pogo stick!

Choose to Win with Tom Ziglar

July 24th, 2019


Tom Ziglar joins Kevin to talk about his new book Choose to Win: Transform Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time, and yes, the name sounds familiar. Tom is the son of Zig Ziglar and joined his dad’s company in the …

A Creativity Mashup - Thoughts from Kevin

July 19th, 2019


If you’re like most, when you think of “mashup”, you think of music. And while this is one way to look at mashup, today we are looking at it as it relates to creativity and leadership. And we’ll start by using this …

Leadership Character with Pat Williams

July 17th, 2019


Although he has baseball roots, Pat Williams is a basketball Hall of Famer and currently serves as co-founder and senior vice president of the Orlando Magic (NBA). Pat is also the author of over 100 books and sits down …

Humor that Works with (An)Drew Tarvin

July 15th, 2019


Studies show 70% of the workplace is disengaged, costing $500 billion of lost productivity? Do you find these results surprising? Drew Tarvin is a …

How Closely Are You Looking? - Thoughts From Kevin

July 12th, 2019


Have you ever noticed that how closely you look at something determines what you see?

As leaders, it’s really important that we look closely so that we can really understand what’s going on in our team, in our …

Partnership is the New Leadership with Ty Bennett

July 10th, 2019


The workplace is changing; it’s the technology, it’s the location, it’s the diversity of the people. So, if we know the workplace is changing, we …

Why Customers Leave with David Avrin

July 8th, 2019


Today’s mindset is different. Today everyone is good or the online reviews would drive them out of business. So, it’s not enough to have quality, …

Becoming the New Boss with Naphtali Hoff

July 3rd, 2019


When you take on a new leadership role, it is both exciting and a bit scary. There are new responsibilities and your relationships with colleagues’ …

The Dangers of Expertise - Thoughts from Kevin

June 28th, 2019


We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are.

And while …

Mission-Driven Leadership with Mark Bertolini

June 26th, 2019


There are events in our lives that shape us. Events that make us think and re-think the way we do things. Mark Bertolini is no exception. Mark is …

Are Your Inputs Supporting the Outputs You Want? - Best of Facebook Live

June 24th, 2019


Today I am challenging you to think about your inputs - are they feeding you what you most need? One great input? Sign up for our masterclass Video series - The Journey to Remarkable Leadership - 

How Do You Receive a Compliment? - Thoughts from Kevin

June 21st, 2019


Have you ever downplayed a compliment? Tried to pass it off or re-direct the conversation when you’ve been given one?

Today I am pointing out some very valuable leadership lessons from a compliment (and the response to …

The Efficiency Paradox with Edward Tenner

June 19th, 2019


If we rely on algorithms and technology to make us more efficient, our own skills atrophy. Kevin sits down with Edward Tenner, author of Our Own …

A Leadership Lesson From The Wizard of Oz - Best from Facebook Live

June 17th, 2019


Why gossip and worry start and how to deal with it as a leader. (You can learn more about this at

Raising the Communication Bar - Thoughts from Kevin

June 14th, 2019


Communication is hard.

I know, it’s likely not a surprise to you. And it’s certainly no surprise to us – communication is consistently one of the biggest challenges that we hear about from leaders.

And in this episode, …

How Are You Different Than You Were Six Months Ago? - Best of Facebook Live

June 10th, 2019


How are you different than you were six months ago? Let's talk about that question and give you a better answer six months from now.  Learn more:

What Do You Expect? - Thoughts from Kevin

June 7th, 2019


Have you ever been disappointed? Frustrated? Maybe even annoyed?

And then maybe you said (rather cynically), “Well, what did you expect?”

It’s probably unlikely that there are many of us who can say we haven’t asked …

Do You Choose Compliance or Commitment? - Best of Facebook Live

June 3rd, 2019


I'm talking about a critical choice leaders must make, one that many never even consider. Compliance or commitment?  Which do you have, and which do you want? Let's talk about what they are and why one is the best …

Three Great Words of Encouragement - Thoughts from Kevin

May 31st, 2019


A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to record a video course with some great people at LinkedIn Learning. And while the process that I go through each week here on Remarkable TV has grown and improved significantly …

How to Think Like Amazon with John Rossman

May 29th, 2019


John Rossman is a former Amazon executive, who launched and scaled the Marketplace business, which now accounts for more than 50 percent of all …

Leadership Development Starts Here - Best of Facebook Live

May 27th, 2019


I'm talking today about a foundational leadership development principle, but one people miss, forget, or falsely assume is covered. Learn more about The Journey to Remarkable Leadership:

Preparing Remote Leaders for Success - Thoughts from Kevin

May 24th, 2019


Every day, more leaders are becoming remote leaders – whether it was intentional and planned or simply a fact of circumstance where they started working one day a work from home which lead to another which lead to …

Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse

May 22nd, 2019


Kevin Kruse really didn’t think much about leadership in his business ventures until he realized his failures were a result of not thinking about …

Leadership Thoughts on Criticism - Best of Facebook Live

May 20th, 2019


I'm talking about criticism, and the role it plays (or doesn't) for us as leaders and coaches. To register for our free master class Video series The …

Your Culture is an Asset - Thoughts from Kevin

May 17th, 2019


While I’m not an accountant and you likely aren’t either, I am using an accounting term today to help us understand the value in our workplace …

Exposing Lies About Work with Ashley Goodall

May 15th, 2019


To do your best work, you need to know why organizationally and globally. Ashley Goodall is energized by thinking about the challenges of how we all do better work together. Ashley is the co-author of 9 Lies About Work …

What Are You Waiting For? - Thoughts from Kevin

May 10th, 2019


Today I am talking about a lesson I learned in reading a quote from the Theologian John Henry Newman:

“Nothing would be done at all if a person …

Cracking Complexity with David Benjamin

May 8th, 2019


David Benjamin believes we are seeing a shift in the workplace from scarcity to abundance. Leaders need to tap into their people and use them differently and better. David is the co-author of Cracking Complexity and …

Do Friends and Leadership Mix? - Thoughts from Kevin

May 3rd, 2019


This is a question that I get asked a lot and I think in order to answer this question, you have to understand the answer to another question first:

How do you define friend?

So think about this a little bit and then …

Leveraged Learning with Danny Iny

May 1st, 2019


What does education need to do to produce people who can contribute at work and are successful? Danny Iny, the author of Leveraged Learning, chats …

A New Type of Onboarding - Thoughts from Kevin

April 26th, 2019


You likely have a program of some sort when new employees join your organization – most call it onboarding – but do you have the same process for NEW supervisors?

These onboarding processes are so valuable for new …

Leading Through Disruption with Tony Hunter

April 24th, 2019


When you talk to Tony Hunter about his journey, he will tell you it’s all about the people. Not just the people who believed in him but his mentors …

Collecting Gratitude - Thoughts from Kevin

April 19th, 2019


Today is the last in my series on “unusual” collections for leaders and I’m sticking with the theme of something that you might never consider as …

Creating Radical Outcomes with Juliana Stancampiano

April 17th, 2019


Most organizations jump right in with the design of a product/content…often missing the WHY. Kevin sits down with Juliana Stancampiano, CEO of …

Collecting Memories - Thoughts from Kevin

April 12th, 2019


We are continuing in our series of episodes about collections and today’s episode is about collecting memories.

I’ll talk about WHY we should collect …

Scaling Leadership with Robert J. Anderson

April 10th, 2019


Leadership can be defined at multiple levels and can be scaled up and down. Bob Anderson is the co-author of Mastering Leadership and his new book, …

Collecting Relationships - Thoughts from Kevin

April 5th, 2019


We are continuing in our series of episodes about collections and today’s collection topic is one that I can almost bet you have never thought of …

Crucible Leadership with Warwick Fairfax

April 3rd, 2019


There are mistakes and there is epic failure. Warwick Fairfax identifies with the latter and joins Kevin to discuss leadership and moving beyond failure. Warwick is a leadership advisor and founded Crucible Leadership …

Collecting Questions - Thoughts from Kevin

March 29th, 2019


We are in the middle of a series of episodes about collections. And if you haven’t noticed yet, some of these collections are of “things” that you …

The Making of a Manager with Julie Zhuo

March 27th, 2019


There are more new managers in the workplace than veterans. You must start somewhere. Julie Zhuo is the VP of Product Design at Facebook and the …

Collecting Ideas - Thoughts from Kevin

March 22nd, 2019


This is the third episode in a series on “collections”. 

Now to the casual observer, a series on collections might seem an odd choice for a …

Answering the Culture Question with Eric Stutzman

March 20th, 2019


Many organizations are not thinking of how their culture can move them forward. Not only do you need to think about how to create your culture, but …

Collecting Lessons - Thoughts from Kevin

March 15th, 2019


Today I’m talking again about collections but this collection won’t take up a single inch of space in your house or office and yet could be one of …

The Hospitable Leader with Terry Smith

March 13th, 2019


Hospitable leadership is about creating an environment where you lead more effectively because you are leading with authenticity. Terry A. Smith has served as lead pastor of The Life Christian Church (TLCC) for …

What Do You Collect? - Thoughts from Kevin

March 8th, 2019


You may or may not know, but I am a collector of antique tractors – yes, the real, life-sized tractors that you’d find on a farm.

And while this is a …

Brave New Work with Aaron Dignan

March 6th, 2019


The operating system that worked on the factory floors 100 years ago does not work today, yet we still try to manage from that perspective. Aaron Dignan is looking at the way we work and turning it on its head to do …

The Leadership Mirror - Thoughts from Kevin

March 1st, 2019


Most of us look in a mirror every day – and sometimes more than once! But I’m not talking about looking in a mirror in this regard.

In this episode, I am advocating for a mirror as it relates to our leadership and I’m …

Managing Talent Risk with Steve Trautman

February 27th, 2019


Leaders at all levels in an organization manage most business risks daily. Steve Trautman joins Kevin to talk about how you can manage talent risk, which is critical in today’s employment environment. Steve is the …

What is Your Favorite Habit? - Thoughts from Kevin

February 22nd, 2019


It seems only appropriate that today, at the start of a new year, I talk about habits.

And I’m starting with a question for you to think about to help you ensure that your habits are serving you as best as they can.

Learning Lessons from a Four Time CEO with Howard Green

February 20th, 2019


Hunter Harrison was a four-time CEO in the railroad business, turning around each organization he ran. During his tenure with multiple companies, he …

How to Make a Memory - Thoughts from Kevin

February 15th, 2019


I’ve gone to a lot of “life events” and experiences and there’s one thing that I see people doing over and over again that not only makes me sad, but also  gets in the way of making memories.

I’ll give you several tips …

Making Meetings Matter with Elise Keith

February 13th, 2019


Have you ever hoped for a root canal appointment (insert another unpleasant task) to get you out of a meeting? Elise Keith is the founder and Meeting Maven for Lucid Meetings. In short, she is looking for the best ways …

Your Biggest Communication Mistake - Thoughts from Kevin

February 8th, 2019


We all make lots of mistakes in communication.  But there is one in particular that has the biggest negative impact on our communication success.

I’m …

Creating Meaningful Positive Reinforcement - Thoughts from Kevin

February 1st, 2019


This episode is in response to your direct feedback when I asked viewers in a previous episode to send in requests for topics that they wanted me to …

Inspiring Great Results with Fred Halstead

January 30th, 2019


Fred Halstead is an executive coach and author of Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results. He sits down with Kevin to talk about the …

The Power of Small Steps - Remarkable TV

January 25th, 2019


Last week was our 250th episode of Remarkable TV and while I was filming that episode, I got to thinking about the power of small steps.

In today’s episode, I am going to share my observations in what I’ve learned about …

The Power of Process Improvement - Remarkable TV

January 18th, 2019


This is the 250th episode of Remarkable TV so it only seems appropriate that we use our journey in getting here to talk about the power of process improvement.

In this episode, I’ll share one of the biggest reasons for …

Beautiful Questions with Warren Berger

January 16th, 2019


Asking questions does more for us than just getting an “answer”. Questions can help our decision-making, creativity and innovation and build relationships. Kevin sits down with Warren Berger, author of The Book of …

Two Simple Stress Relievers - Thoughts from Kevin

January 11th, 2019


There are more than a few reasons for additional stress during the holiday season… Family, giving gifts, finances, over-commitment…the list goes on…

On Leading Calvin Klein with Tom Murry

January 9th, 2019


Tom Murry spent 17 years as the CEO of Calvin Klein and facilitated the brand’s growth from 2.8 billion to $8 billion. Tom joins Kevin to talk about teamwork. Tom believes his success came from surrounding himself with …

Trust in Two Words - Thoughts from Kevin

January 4th, 2019


Today’s episode is the fourth in my series based on a talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

During the talk, we discussed …

What Kevin Learned and Applied From Remarkable Leadership Podcast Guests

January 2nd, 2019


As we kick off 2019, Kevin steps back and reflects on 2018. His guests included a billionaire, Super Bowl winner, NFL Cheerleader, multiple …

How to Be More Curious - Thoughts from Kevin

December 28th, 2018


Today’s episode is the third in my series based on a talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

During the talk, we discussed …

Counting Down the Top Podcast Episodes of 2018

December 26th, 2018


Kevin sits down and recaps the 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2018 (as of 10 December). He not only provides background about the episode, he shares what you can expect to learn.

Be Resilient! - Thoughts from Kevin

December 21st, 2018


Today’s episode is the second in a series that is based on a recent talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

During the …

The Case for Gratitude - Thoughts from Kevin

December 14th, 2018


I recently spoke to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders on their first day of school about the ideas in the new culture that they are …

Leading with Joy with Richard Sheridan

December 12th, 2018


What difference does JOY make in the workplace and how can you find JOY in leading others? Richard Sheridan joins Kevin to discuss how a joyful …

The Decision Making Trade-off - Thoughts from Kevin

December 7th, 2018


I often find myself talking about decision-making in my conversations in training workshops and this question usually comes up:

What’s the best way …

The Expertise Economy with Kelly Palmer

December 5th, 2018


Sixty-two percent of CEO’s are worried that their employees do not have the skills they need for the company to be successful moving forward. …

The Power of Thinking on Paper - Thoughts from Kevin

November 30th, 2018


Have you ever had an experience where once you’ve shared an idea that was in your head with another person or group of people and as soon as this idea “out in the open”, there are way more questions than you ever …

Creating a Culture of Hospitality with Cameron Mitchell

November 28th, 2018


Leadership is all about the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would want to be treated. Cameron Mitchell started his career washing dishes for beer …

The Case Against Busy - Thoughts from Kevin

November 23rd, 2018


In this episode, I’m talking about a pervasive “B” word in our society that is getting in the way of our success and our results.

And I’m building a …

Creating Connection in the Age of Isolation with Dan Schawbel

November 21st, 2018


One face to face conversation is more successful than 34 back and forth e-mails, yet we constantly on our “devices”. Dan Scawbel is a New York Times …

Is it Marketing or Leadership? with Seth Godin

November 14th, 2018


Seth Godin wants to be ahead of the curve. He believes his role is to notice things and share so individuals can change the culture. Seth is a …

Reinventing Yourself as a Leader with Dr. John Hillen

November 7th, 2018


Most organizations are trying to grow and change, yet don’t build their leadership to grow and change. You need to know what you need to do to make …

Want To, Not Have To - Thoughts from Kevin

November 2nd, 2018


I recently recorded a podcast with Seth Godin, a really smart and prolific blogger, and in our conversation, I asked him about the discipline it …

Connecting in a Virtual World with Nick Morgan

October 31st, 2018


A recent study showed that 2/3 of US workers are disengaged and that number is close to 80% worldwide. This may be, in part, because we are living in a ½ virtual and a ½ face-to-face world. Nick Morgan is a …

Truthful Living and Timeless Principles with Jeffrey Gitomer

October 29th, 2018


Jeffrey Gitomer is the King of Sales and New York Times bestselling author. In his latest book, Truthful Living, Jeffrey compiled, edited and …

A Lesson in Vulnerability - Thoughts from Kevin

October 26th, 2018


In this episode, I am really practicing what I preach by being personally vulnerable and sharing some valuable lessons that leaders can learn when …

Leadership and Legendary Service with Vicki Halsey

October 24th, 2018


Legendary service drives business. Legendary service is CONSISTENTLY delivering so your customers come back; both internal and external. Kevin sits down with Vicki Halsey, co- author of Legendary Service Legendary …

Community Building for Leaders with Radha Agrawal

October 22nd, 2018


Despite all our “friends”, “followers” and “users”, we are feeling more isolated than ever. Radha Agrawal calls this “community confusion,” Radha is …

The Power of Balance - Thoughts from Kevin

October 19th, 2018


When most people think about “balance”, they think about it in relation to work and life: work/life balance. And while I am going to discuss this in this episode, it’s not where I am going to start. Instead, I’m …

Understanding the Needs of Others with Guy Harris

October 15th, 2018


Understanding your point of view is a launching point to becoming more emotionally intelligent, thereby building better relationships. Guy Harris is part of the Kevin Eikenberry team as a coach and master trainer and …

The Power of Positive Perspective - Thoughts From Kevin

October 12th, 2018


I’ve found that almost all of the successful people that I know, have met or even have read about have at least this one thing in common:

They have a …

Flourishing as a Leader and Coach with Lisa Zigarmi

October 10th, 2018


There are 10 positive emotions and when you express them, you open your mind to greater learning and better relationships. Scientifically, positive emotion expands our mental capabilities. Lisa Zigarmi is an …

The Power of Corporate Culture with Chris Dyer

October 8th, 2018


Chris Dyer is the founder of G2 and the author of The Power of Company Culture. He joins Kevin to discuss lessons learned on his path to founding …

Where is Your Focus? - Thoughts from Kevin

October 5th, 2018


It is my personal belief and a major organizational philosophy of ours that you cannot be a successful leader over a long period of time without …

Wisdom @ Work with Chip Conley

October 3rd, 2018


Five generations are in the workplace today and 40% of Americans have a boss younger than they are. What does this all mean for those of us closer to retirement? What are you going to do in the second stage of your …

Innovating Experiences at Work with Karen Jaw-Madson

October 1st, 2018


Culture. Is it the current buzzword? How important is it to your organization? Karen Jaw-Madson is the principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience …

Use Wisely Your Power of Choice - Thoughts from Kevin

September 28th, 2018


I am sharing a lesson today from one of my favorite books by Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World.

In this great book, there is an …

On Goals and More with Biagio Sciacca

September 26th, 2018


Goals and goal setting. Much has been written about this topic; from importance to how to write the tasks and action items. Biagio ‘Bill’ Sciacca is the author of Goals Book: Embracing Personal Responsibility in an Age …

The Power of Potential - Thoughts from Kevin

September 21st, 2018


In my company, I allow my employees to choose their own job title.

I of course, did the same. And I know that I did a pretty decent job when I picked mine because when I tell people what it is, I almost always get …

Have You Changed Your Filter? - Thoughts from Kevin

September 14th, 2018


While the title of this post might have you thinking about the HVAC in your home, let me assure you that’s not what this is about.

In today’s episode, I’m talking about the filters that you see the world through as a …

Day One Leadership with Drew Dudley

September 12th, 2018


Drew Dudley believes we should consciously create moments of leadership. He is the founder of Day One Leadership and author of This Is Day One: A …

Seeing the Current Reality - Thoughts from Kevin

September 7th, 2018


Our lives are busy – both at work and at home – and it’s easy to live in reality but not always easy to actually “see” what your reality is.

And as leaders, this is a really important distinction.

In today’s episode, …

The Transformation Challenge with Steve Shallenberger

September 5th, 2018


Don’t start with the problem. Think about your vision and where you want to go. Steve Shallenberger shared results of his research into what sets …

What Are You Reading? - Thoughts from Kevin

August 31st, 2018


Every week for the last several years, my remote team has shared a weekly report with updates and pertinent information for the other teammates. And while this report has changed over the years, there is one component …

Leading with Dignity with Dr. Donna Hicks

August 29th, 2018


Donna Hicks, author of Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People joins Kevin to discuss the role of dignity …

What Independence Means to You as a Leader - Thoughts from Kevin

August 24th, 2018


As this releases on July 3rd, people in the U.S. might be thinking about freedom as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day. But independence …

The Feedback Revolution with Margie Mauldin

August 22nd, 2018


Feedback is as a skill that helps people get better. Margie Mauldin found that she was either a cheerleader or silent and wasn’t good at providing …

A Question Leaders Need to Ask Themselves - Thoughts from Kevin

August 17th, 2018


In these Remarkable TV episodes, I answer questions; you ask questions; we consider questions; there are a lot of questions.

In this episode, I am proposing a question that all leaders need to ask themselves.

Never Stop Learning with Bradley Staats

August 15th, 2018


Long-term success is dependent on continuous learning, yet we often find that we get in our own way. Dr. Bradley Staats, author of Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive, joins Kevin to …

Managing Up with Mary Abbajay

August 8th, 2018


You have the choice to take your career seriously. Mary Abbajay is the author of Managing UP and joins Kevin to discuss how leaders, at any level, can develop strategies so you win and your boss can win. Managing Up is …

One Coaching Truth - Thoughts from Kevin

August 3rd, 2018


In this episode, we dive further into lessons I mentioned in a previous video: setting clear and mutually understood expectations. 

The Excellence Dividend with Tom Peters

August 1st, 2018


Tom Peters is known for many things, including being one of today’s greatest business minds. His first book, In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies (with Robert Waterman) was published in …

The CEO Next Door with Elena Botelho

July 25th, 2018


Through research, assessments, interviews, and personal experience Elena Botelho and Kim Powell found that there are 4 behaviors successful CEO’s …

Building a Peak Performance Organization with Chris McGoff

July 18th, 2018


Chris McGoff states that darkness is not the opposite of light but is the absence of light and just waiting for the light. As such, any person can …

Lessons from 2 Years with Kevin Eikenberry

July 11th, 2018


Reflection is an important part of moving forward. Host Kevin Eikenberry is in the guest seat today to ‘reflect’ on two years of podcasts. He shares …

What I've Learned About Leading Remotely - Thoughts from Kevin

July 6th, 2018


In June my newest book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, was released!

And to celebrate this occasion, in this …

The Creative Curve with Allen Gannett

July 4th, 2018


Research shows us that creativity is not for a select few. 40% of the population has the same creative potential. So, who becomes the next big tech …

Leader Types in the White House with Cash Keahey

June 27th, 2018


Cash Keahey works with new and emerging leaders and is often asked what personality types make the best leaders? It’s a difficult question at best …

Create Commitment - Thoughts from Kevin

June 22nd, 2018


I am starting this episode with a very important question for leaders.

Commitment or compliance: WHICH do you want?

And your answer to that question will make all the difference to which you will actually get. Check out …

Leading in a Full Employment World with Todd Palmer

June 20th, 2018


Statistics show that we spend more time with the people we work with than we do with our family. Todd Palmer, CEO of Extraordinary Advisors and author of The Job Search Process: Find & Land a Great Job in 6 Weeks …

Listen More - Thoughts From Kevin

June 15th, 2018


In leadership, there are a couple of types of problems or challenges: there are skill problems and there are habit problems.

And in today’s episode, I am sharing some ideas with you that will help you to address the …

How Brilliant Careers are Made (and Unmade) with Carter Cast

June 13th, 2018


Early in his career, Carter Cast sat in a tough meeting with his supervisor and learned a hard truth about himself. He says it derailed him for a time and then led to the research to understand what impeded the career …

Be More Inclusive - Thoughts from Kevin

June 8th, 2018


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.

And …

The Long-Distance Leader with Wayne Turmel

June 6th, 2018


You are not alone if you are feeling overwhelmed by the changing workplace. Not only do we have more generations working side by side, we also have …

Be More Intentional - Thoughts from Kevin

June 1st, 2018


When we do something with intention, it’s something that is on purpose, planned and conscious.

And intentional leaders are simply better leaders.

So today, I’m giving you four things that you can do right away to be …

The Leader Habit with Martin Lanik

May 30th, 2018


Leadership is about behaviors. Martin Lanik a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology and author of The Leader Habit had an a-ha moment years …

Coaching, Not Performance Reviews -Thoughts from Kevin

May 25th, 2018


While I mention Performance Reviews in the title of this podcast and throughout the audio many times, that is NOT my biggest focus today.

Today, I am talking about coaching and giving four specific pieces of advice to …

Focus on Trust - Thoughts from Kevin

May 18th, 2018


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 …

Unstoppable Leadership with Kelly Roach

May 16th, 2018


Kelly Roach believes you need to start from where you are. She is the host of the top-rated podcast Unstoppable Success Radio, CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching, and author of Unstoppable: 9 Principles For Unlimited Success …

Focus on Influence - Thoughts from Kevin

May 11th, 2018


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…

Leading Change Intelligently with Barbara Trautlein

May 9th, 2018


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 …

Focusing on Productivity - Thoughts From Kevin

May 4th, 2018


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 …

How to Be a Talent Magnet with Mark Miller

May 2nd, 2018


Mark Miller is the Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A Inc. or “The Chicken”, as he affectionately refers to it. He is also a best selling author, by accident according to Mark, and joins Kevin …

Your Four Minute Mile - Thoughts From Kevin

April 27th, 2018


Don’t worry – today’s episode has nothing to do with running and really nothing to do with sports!

What I’m talking about today is helping leaders …

Nine Mistakes People Make with Skip Prichard

April 25th, 2018


Not all mistakes are created equal. Skip Prichard is the President & CEO of OCLC, a global nonprofit computer library service and research organization. He is also the author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to …

What Will You Learn Today - Thoughts From Kevin

April 20th, 2018


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?

And while this is a very …

Winning! with Gary Brackett

April 18th, 2018


Gary Brackett went from an undrafted free agent to football captain and Superbowl champion. Post football, he is a community leader and entrepreneur. How did someone 5’10” and 230 pounds get to these positions? He …

Pringles Leadership - Thoughts From Kevin

April 13th, 2018


The commercials during the Super Bowl have become just as popular as the actual sporting event itself, and this year, there was one that was even …

How You Learn is How You Live (and Lead) with Kay Peterson

April 11th, 2018


Leading and learning are hooked together; not surprising or new information. Kay Peterson, founder of the Institute for Experiential Learning and co-author of How You Learn is How You Live joins Kevin to discuss how we …

Before the Boiling Point - Thoughts from Kevin

April 6th, 2018


Today I’m using a metaphor with boiling water that provides concrete and easy tips to help leaders remain calm and collected so that they can better …

How to be Great at Work with Morten Hansen

April 4th, 2018


Focus will get you to average. Top performers not only focus but obsess over a few things according to Morten Hansen. Morten is the author of Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More and …

Before the Benefit of the Doubt - Thoughts from Kevin

March 30th, 2018


Despite our best intentions, it’s sometimes hard NOT to assume or misinterpret someone’s intentions or jump to the negative.

And while we all know that giving someone the benefit of the doubt or assuming the positive is …

Connecting Your Company Culture with Your Brand with Denise Lee Yohn

March 28th, 2018


Organizational culture is almost becoming cliché. Yet, culture is vital to both employee and customer experiences. Brand expert Denise Lee Yohn and …

Be More Committed - Remarkable TV

March 23rd, 2018


Having a highly committed team takes investment and time. And achieving this valuable objective requires one thing to happen first.

Check out this episode to find out the secret to a more committed team.

From This …

The Power of Vulnerability with Jeff Manchester

March 21st, 2018


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, …

Be a Learner - Thoughts from Kevin

March 16th, 2018


Today we're talking about complacency. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to become complacent in some area of our lives. And I've heard more than one leader say, "I've let myself slip and become complacent."

So today, …

The Regenerative Business with Carol Sanford

March 14th, 2018


Managing people is complex, amazing and messy. Carol Sanford challenges they way we think about leadership and best practices. She is the author of …

Take More Ownership - Thoughts from Kevin

March 9th, 2018


While the title of this post is about taking ownership, in truth, it's about accountability.

And accountability starts with ownership.

If we want to model the right behavior for our teams, it starts with us. In this …

Creating Leadership Flex with Jane Hyun

March 7th, 2018


How can we leverage differences to achieve our business goals? The idea of diversity has been around for years and we need to move beyond that to succeed. Jane Hyun, author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across …

Focus on Accomplishment - Thoughts From Kevin

March 2nd, 2018


We are all busy. Ask five people how they’ve been and I can almost guarantee that you will hear more than once, “I’ve been busy.” In fact, the idea …

Leadership Resilience with Ama Marston

February 28th, 2018


How do we use moments of stress to create something better? Ama Marston is co-author (with her mom) of Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving …

Being More Respectful - Thoughts From Kevin

February 23rd, 2018


Respect in the workplace (and unfortunately, lack thereof) is a hot topic in the media today. And it’s an extremely important one for leaders.

I’m …

It All Matters with Paul Cummings

February 21st, 2018


Paul Cummings, the author of It All Matters: 125 Strategies to Achieve Maximum Confidence, Clarity, Certainty, and Creativity, joins Kevin to talk …

Be More Aware - Thoughts From Kevin

February 16th, 2018


No one will argue that they want to work for a selfish or ego-maniacal boss. That’s pretty basic. And…in order to ensure that we aren’t being selfish and that we are being selfless, we need to be more aware of our …

Rules for Remote Leadership with Kevin Eikenberry

February 14th, 2018


Leading from a distance can seem difficult, yet it is still about leadership, and the principles of leadership haven’t changed—they are principles. …

Step Away From Your Computer - Thoughts From Kevin

February 9th, 2018


There is no question about the value that technology has brought to our lives - both personally and professionally. It allows us to do infinitely …

A Future Lens on Leadership with Bob Johansen

February 7th, 2018


Does your forecasted future provoke an insight that leads to action? Bob Johansen is a distinguished fellow with the Institute for the Future and author or co-author of ten books. Bob’s latest book, The New Leadership …

Be More Focused - Thoughts from Kevin

February 2nd, 2018


This is the beginning of an 8-part series designed to help you be a better employee and therefore a better leader.

And today we’ll dig deeper into …

What Leaders Must Know About Positioning with Andy Cunningham

January 31st, 2018


Andy Cunningham knows that positioning is more than just a marketing term, it is the formulation of a business strategy. Andy is the author of Get …

Bringing Out Your Best on Camera with Vern Oakley

January 24th, 2018


Statistics show we are moving to more video interactions, both personal (social media) and professional (remote working). Vern Oakley, author of LEADERSHIP IN FOCUS: Bringing Out Your Best On Camera and veteran …

High-Stakes Leadership with Constance Dierickx

January 17th, 2018


You don’t need to be a special person to be a high-stakes leader; we all have those qualities. Further, these qualities can be strengthened in those who want to reach their leadership potential. Constance Dierickx …

Building a Powerful Culture with Patty McCord

January 10th, 2018


Patty McCord challenges the notion of “best practices” and believes they make teams complacent and can turn a workplace toxic. In this episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, Patty shares with Kevin that these …

Getting Your Mom.B.A with Karyn Schoenbart

January 3rd, 2018


Karyn Schoenbart, author of Mom B.A. joins Kevin to share some practical advice from the trenches of the workplace. Whether you are just joining a …

Heretics to Heroes with Cort Dial

December 27th, 2017


Anyone with a new paradigm is initially seen as a heretic. They challenge our routine. Cort Dial, author of Heretics to Heroes: A Memoir on Modern Leadership, joins Kevin to discuss that new ideas are uncomfortable and …

Lessons from a NASA Leader with Paul Hill

December 20th, 2017


Engineers and space aficionados, as well as leaders, this episode is for you. Paul Hill spent 25 years in NASA’s Mission Control, learning and living …

Leadership Lessons From the Kellogg Brothers with Dr. Howard Markel

December 13th, 2017


In this episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we get the chance to boost our trivia knowledge with a history lesson. Dr. Howard Markel, the author of The Kelloggs The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, joins …

Leading with Compassionate Accountability with Dr. Nate Regier

December 6th, 2017


As Nate Regier mentions, Google conflict and it will autofill with mediation and resolution. This puts conflict in a negative light and what would …

Living a Life of Significance with Aaron Walker

November 29th, 2017


Aaron Walker started his first business at 18 and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a …

Making Better Decisions with Mike Whitaker

November 22nd, 2017


What is the secret formula for success and happiness? Mike Whitaker, author of The Decision Makeover: An Intentional Approach to Living the Life You …

Creating Loyalist Teams with Linda Adams and Rebecca Teasdale

November 15th, 2017


Loyalist teams are 40 times more productive and less than 15% of all teams are true loyalist teams. Linda Adams and Rebecca Teasdale, co-authors of The Loyalist Team, join Kevin to discuss the research that led to …

Turning Weeders into Leaders with Jeff McManus

November 8th, 2017


Gallup says 51% of the workforce is not engaged. Jeff McManus joins Kevin to discuss how you get your people on board and excited. Jeff is the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi and the …

Practical Storytelling for Leaders with Sandy Coletta

November 1st, 2017


The art of a good story. It is interactive and uses words and actions to engage the listener and encourage imagination. Sandy Coletta is the former …

Leadership From the Inside Out with Kevin Cashman

October 25th, 2017


Your leadership path should be a journey of purpose; the intersection of your gifts and how those gifts can serve others. Kevin Cashman, …

Why Simple Works with Lisa Bodell

October 18th, 2017


We all dream big and yet we keep adding things to our to-do list keeping us from those dreams. Further, we boast about checking 20 tasks off our list by 8:30 AM, yet did you ask yourself if that task really needed to …

Making Presentations Exciting with Joey Asher

October 11th, 2017


The dreaded presentation. The word may cause you to feel some anxiety because you are the presenter or you because you are in the audience. Today, Joey Asher, author and coach, talks about going beyond the …

Change Starts Within You with Cortney McDermott

October 4th, 2017


Goals and vision are important to organizational growth and if we cannot connect with our employees do they work? Cortney McDermott, author of Change Starts Within You and former CEO, helps us understand that people …

Culture and Values with Joe Tye

September 27th, 2017


Culture, values, and ownership are words organizations use every day. Do you really know what they mean for, your team, and your organization? Kevin …

The Potential Principle with Mark Sanborn

September 20th, 2017


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 …

Leading on the Camino Way with Victor Prince

September 13th, 2017


In this episode of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, Victor Prince and Kevin take you on a journey along the Camino Way. The Camino de Santiago is a series of ancient trails across Spain. This was once a spiritual …

What Leaders Can Learn from Emigrants with Brian Buffini

September 6th, 2017


Brian Buffini, the author of The Emigrant Edge – How to Make It Big in America and trainer, came to America at 19 looking for a tan. An accident and medical bills provided him an opportunity to live the American Dream, …

The Schmuck in My Office with Jody Foster

August 30th, 2017


How many times have you heard, “there is a schmuck in my office”? Maybe, you have made that comment yourself. In this episode, Kevin is joined by Dr. Jody Foster. Dr. Foster is the author of The Schmuck in My Office and …

Who Do You Choose to Be with Margaret Wheatley

August 23rd, 2017


Leaders need to step forward to champion the human spirit. Margaret Wheatley, author of nine books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science to her newest book, released, in June 2017, Who Do We Choose To Be? …

Influence Redefined with Stacey Hanke

August 16th, 2017


Author of Influenced Redefined and Yes You Can! Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action, Stacey Hanke joins Kevin to discuss the importance of consistency Monday to Monday®. Influence is a …

What Makes Teams Great with Sam Walker

August 9th, 2017


What started as a simple article about the greatest sports teams turned into a more meaningful look at how to evaluate greatness and leadership. It …

The Future of Affiliate Marketing with Robert Glazer

August 2nd, 2017


We are all tasked with growing our organization, regardless of our title or role. Robert Glazer, author of Performance Partnerships: The Checkered …

Creating Happiness in the Workplace with Kris Boesch

July 26th, 2017


Company culture has become a bit of a buzzword and your culture does impact the bottom line. Today, Kevin is joined by Kris Boesch, CEO and founder …

What Leaders Can Learn from Volkswagen

July 19th, 2017


Leadership lessons surround us. Often, these are born out of conflict and/or crisis. Steven Howard, 18-time author, chat with Kevin about his latest …

The Master Coach with Gregg Thompson

July 12th, 2017


A coaching conversation starts with you and your intention. How will you try to be helpful in your interactions with others so they walk away …

It's Good to be a Leader! with Jim Kerr

July 5th, 2017


Jim Kerr, one of today’s foremost thinkers on organizational design and culture transformation, joins Kevin to talk about culture creation in your …

Understanding the Employee Experience with Jacob Morgan

June 28th, 2017


Regardless of your leadership status, you should treat your role as if your job to make other people successful. Jacob Morgan didn’t always feel he …

Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Rhett Power

June 21st, 2017


The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions breaks down actions leaders/entrepreneurs can take to make small daily changes for a big impact. Rhett Power, …

The Power of Deliberate Practice with Robert Pool

June 14th, 2017


Former mathematics professor turned author, Robert Pool, joins Kevin to discuss what you can do to truly improve a skill set. Whether it’s an …

How Leaders Can Co-Create with David Nour

June 7th, 2017


Leaders invest in relationships and continue to evolve to remain relevant to that relationship. David Nour thought leader on the topic of business …

Lessons for Marketing (and Change) Leaders with Thomas Barta

May 31st, 2017


When it comes to leading an organization or a team, you need to be relevant. Thomas Barta, former McKinsey partner and senior marketer chats with Kevin about his recent book, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader. Thomas …

Leading While Living Your Life with Sue Ritchie

May 24th, 2017


If you want to raise your leadership profile, you need to be concise and intentional about your career. In other words, what is your strategy to make sure you are at the table and voicing your opinion. In this episode, …

Communicate Like a Leader with Dianna Booher

May 17th, 2017


What are you working on? This is a question leaders and potential leaders are asked all the time. Simple enough and your answer needs to show connection. Today Kevin is joined by Dianna Booher. Dianna is the author of …

Closing Your Leadership Gap with Lolly Daskal

May 10th, 2017


Leaders are coaches. They ask the right questions and they deliver messages with empathy. Lolly Daskal, founder of Lead from Within and the most …

Thinking in New Ways About Important Things with David Burkus

May 3rd, 2017


Today David Burkus joins Kevin to discuss his latest book, Under New Management, which challenges traditional workplace policiesand proves that they …

Creating Organizational Growth with Dr. Alison Eyring

April 26th, 2017


Organizations that grow focus on focus. This allows them to prioritize and allows them to say “no”. Join Kevin and Dr. Alison Eyring, Founder and …

A Culture of Servant Leadership with Mark Deterding

April 19th, 2017


Mark Deterding, founder and principal of Triune Leadership Services, works with organizations and individuals to create a culture of servant …

Sparking Leadership Confidence with Angie Morgan

April 12th, 2017


Leadership is all about behavior. In this episode, Angie Morgan and Kevin discuss the leadership development journey. Angie is founder of Lead Star and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and …

Execution Excellence with Stephen Lynch

April 7th, 2017


It’s great to have goals and they will most likely fail without execution, according to Stephen Lynch. Stephen is the Head of Strategy and …

Leading with Questions with Bob Tiede

March 22nd, 2017


Does a leader need to know all the answers and tell others what to do?  Bob Tiede, the brain child behind, would argue that …

Leadership and a Cup of Coffee with Howard Behar

March 15th, 2017


Howard Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. He is also …

Bridging the Generation Gap with Dan Negroni

March 8th, 2017


Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce by the end of 2015. They bring a different bias and experience to the workplace and new ideas to relationships. Dan …

Doing Great Work with Michael Bungay Stanier

March 1st, 2017


Great work has both impact and meaning, per Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the author of The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. He is also the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps …

Delivering Innovative Service with Chip Bell

February 22nd, 2017


“I love to see people impacted by a great experience”, says Chip Bell, a renowned keynote speaker and the author of several best-selling books. In this episode, Kevin and Chip discuss some differences between customer …

Become a Better Boss with Wally Bock

February 15th, 2017


Leadership is an ongoing process and great leaders continue to learn because they are curious. They don’t necessarily learn from their experiences but by reflecting on their experiences. Kevin and Wally Bock discuss …

Leadership Moxie (and More) with John Baldoni

February 8th, 2017


“You’ve got moxie, kid”. We hear it in the moves but what does it mean? Join Kevin and John Baldoni, author of MOXIE: The Secret of Bold and Gusty …

Lessons from a Major General with Major General David Bassett

January 31st, 2017


Leadership is leadership, according to Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems. In today’s episode, Major General Bassett shares insight to leading and managing high visibility …

Lessons for Today from Teddy Roosevelt with Jon Knokey

January 25th, 2017


Leadership is not charging the hill; that is authority. Leadership comes before that. Jon Knokey, former NCAA quarterback, businessman, and author of Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership, shares …

Leading with (Real) Vision with Jesse Lyn Stoner

January 18th, 2017


Show Notes: There is more to vision than the end result; you need to be clear of the purpose. Jesse Lyn Stoner, founder of the Seapoint Center for …

The Outward Mindset with Jim Ferrell

January 11th, 2017


For over 30 years, Arbinger has dedicated themselves to researching and exploring the power of mindset and understanding human motivation. In this episode, Jim Ferrell explains the difference between inward and outward …

Leading Through Core Values with Dina Dwyer-Owens

January 4th, 2017


Like most companies, the Dwyer Group has an official mission statement and vision; however, unlike most companies, they also have a Code of Values …

Energy and Leadership with Rick Maurer

December 28th, 2016


Leading during a time of change often comes with much resistance, which brings many challenges to move forward. If you're struggling with leading change, join change advisor, speaker, and author, Rick Maurer as he …

Learning Leadership from a Fortune Top 50 World Leader

December 21st, 2016


If you're interested in leadership, this is one episode you CANNOT afford to miss! Join Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, as he discusses what it takes to be ranked in …

The Power of Enterprise Engagement with Bruce Bolger

December 7th, 2016


Want better business results and success? Then today's episode is one you won't want to miss! Join Bruce Bolger, "Mr. Engagement," and Managing …

Touchpoints for Leaders with Doug Conant

November 30th, 2016


In today's not-to-be-missed episode, Doug Conant, founder of Conant Leadership, former CEO and President of Campbell Soup, and best-selling author, turns leadership on its head, by asserting that daily interruptions …

Lead Like Caesar with Phillip Barlag

November 23rd, 2016


How can leaders generate loyalty, turn enemies into allies and allies into devoted followers? Sometimes we must go back in order to move forward. …

The Leader's Role in Employee Engagement with Michael Stallard

November 16th, 2016


Are you encouraging engagement in your workplace? In today's episode of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, co-founder of E Pluribus Partners and author of "Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, …

Leadership Productivity Secrets with Maura Thomas

November 2nd, 2016


Do you feel like it's an everyday battle just to accomplish anything on your to-do list? You aren't alone! In today's episode, we explore …

The System is the Secret with Jim Butler

October 26th, 2016


Want to know the secret to success? Today's guest, Jim Butler, owner of multiple multi-million dollar enterprises and best-selling author of "The …

The Art of Community with Charles Vogl

October 19th, 2016


Strong communities help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. And they don't magically occur; they can be …

The Ultimate Leadership Lesson with Steve Farber

October 12th, 2016


What makes an exceptional leader so great, and how can we become better leaders for those we lead? In this episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, best-selling author and founder of The Extreme Leadership …

Keys to Leading Remotely with Wayne Turmel

October 5th, 2016


What does it take to lead a remote team? Is it really more challenging than managing in-house? Today's guest, author and co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute, Wayne Turmel, sheds some light on the unique …

Wine, Rock 'n' Roll, and Leadership with Maynard James Keenan

September 28th, 2016


What do wine and rock 'n' roll have in common with leadership, you may ask? Turns out, everything, for today's guest, Maynard James Keenan. Most …

The Leader's Playbook with Bryan Neale

September 14th, 2016


What do football and leadership have to do with each other? Turns out, there are many parallels between the two, as discussed in today's Remarkable Leadership episode. Join the conversation with Bryan Neale, co-host of …

Lessons from a Female Entrepreneur with Becky Robinson

September 7th, 2016


Are you overwhelmed trying to balance work and family life in our fast-paced culture? For today’s working woman it can seem downright impossible to …

Leadership in Education with Byron Ernest

August 31st, 2016


Do you work in the education sector? Are you seeking new ways to lead, regardless of your role? Join the conversation as Head of Schools for Hoosier …

The Leader's Role in Motivation with Susan Fowler

August 24th, 2016


Are you managing disengaged, unmotivated employees and don’t know how to get them back in the game and on the road to success? In today’s episode of  The Remarkable Leadership podcast, we delve into the science of …

A Guide for New Leaders with Bill Gentry

August 17th, 2016


Are you new to the leadership game? Looking for innovative ways to mentor and coach those you lead? In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we join Bill Gentry, author, as well as teacher and researcher …

The Aspects of Followership with Cory Bouck

August 10th, 2016


Are you looking for new ways to become the leader that others will WANT to follow? In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we …

Entrepreneurship and Leadership with Mel Abraham

August 3rd, 2016


Do you believe leadership is truly about affecting people’s lives?  In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we dive into a …

The Courageous Leader with Bill Treasurer

July 27th, 2016


Do you remember the first time you jumped off a diving board into the pool?  In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we take a …

Leadership in Project Management with Lou Russell

July 20th, 2016


Are you looking for new ways to encourage real change in your organization?  In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we jump into the world of project management with industry expert Lou Russell.  Lou …

The Go-Giver Leader with Bob Burg

July 20th, 2016


Are you interested in the topic of servant leadership?  In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we focus on shifting a leader’s mindset from “getting” to “giving” in my conversation with Bob Burg.  Bob …

Sales Leadership Solutions with Tim Sanders

July 20th, 2016


Are you looking for a defined process to support your team’s success?  In today’s episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, I look to former Yahoo CSO Tim Sanders for his insights on “Dealstorming,” or a structured, …

Learning Leadership with Jim Kouzes

July 13th, 2016


In our inaugural episode, I’m talking with one of the industry’s greatest legends, Jim Kouzes. While he needs no introduction, Jim is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker and co-author of The Leadership Challenge

The Most Powerful Leadership Model in the World with Jon Gordon

July 13th, 2016


How does love play into your work as a leader? In this episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, I examine the most powerful leadership model on …

Skills Leaders Need with Dave Kerpen

July 13th, 2016


Do you have a strategic vision with a long-term focus? In this episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we dive into the key skills leaders must have to have the greatest impact in my conversation with Dave Kerpen. …

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