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The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

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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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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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 …

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