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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 conversations with leadership experts discussing a wide range of topics including teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, personal and organizational development, human potential and more.

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast The Kevin Eikenberry Group

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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 conversations with leadership experts discussing a wide range of topics including teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, personal and organizational development, human potential and more.

    Leaders Who Fiction with Melanie Bell

    Leaders Who Fiction with Melanie Bell

    When we think about leadership development, we probably think about workshops, podcasts, white papers, and business books. We understand the importance of learning to benefit ourselves and our organizations. Unfortunately, after putting in a full day (or more) of work, we find we don’t have the energy to read novels. Melanie Bell joins Kevin to talk about how reading fiction can also help with our leadership development. Studies have indicated that different parts of our brains are activated when we read fiction vs. nonfiction. Further, business books break down the problem to the principle. In fiction, the characters are complicated so, we don’t just jump to conclusions. The stakes are lower, so we can take a breath and think about the situation.
    Key Points
    Melanie discusses why fiction can be powerful for leaders. She shares how to translate fiction to leadership.  She provides advice on choosing a fictional book to read for leadership lessons.
    Meet Melanie Name: Melanie Bell  Her Story: Melanie founded Leaders Who Fiction while operating her marketing strategy and technology consulting firm. At Leaders Who Fiction, Bell is helping people acquire and develop leadership qualities through fiction reading and intellectual, business-oriented conversations centered around a selected novel. She is also the Co-Founder of Strategic Piece, a company that helps B2B businesses generate outstanding revenue growth by bringing together their marketing, sales, and service teams around an information-driven customer experience built on the HubSpot platform. Worth Mentioning: Melanie is an active angel investor and mentors the student accelerator programs at Rice University's OwlSpark and the University of Houston's RED Labs. She was also the President of Marketing Interface, a company created in 2014 before Strategic Piece. This episode is brought to you by...
    Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website.
    Book Recommendations
    The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli  The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers 
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    • 31 min
    How the Future Works with Brian Elliott

    How the Future Works with Brian Elliott

    Work is changing; it always has. However, March of 2020 brought accelerated change. The question we need to ask is what is work changing to, and how can we adapt? Brian Elliott joins Kevin to share findings of the change in work from research with his colleagues at the Future Forum and global case studies from leading companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Genentech, Royal Bank of Canada, and IBM. For example, 74% of executives want to come back to the office three days a week or more. Only 23% of employees want the same thing. In addition, 63% of executives are planning for the future without input from their team. As leaders, we need to gain another perspective and ask if we can be successful going back to what we did before.

    Key Points
    Brian Elliott discusses the struggle of work.  He explains what digital-first means.  He shares two steps necessary to building the new principles needed to enable flexible, high-performing teams including a Culture of Connection and Experimentation.
    Meet Brian Name: Brian Elliott  His Story: Brian is the co-author of How the Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of Their Lives, with Sheela Subramanian and Helen Kupp. He is the Executive Leader of Future Forum, a consortium by Slack, which enables leaders to redesign work to be better for people and organizations. He has spent three decades leading teams and building companies as a startup CEO, as a product leader at Google, and now at Slack where he is a Senior VP. Worth Mentioning: Brian started his career at Boston Consulting Group and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and The Economist. This episode is brought to you by...
    Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website.
     
    Book Recommendations
    How the Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams To Do The Best Work of Their Lives by Brian Elliott, Sheela Subramanian, and Helen Kupp 
    Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business by Alan Murray
    Termination Shock: A Novel by Neal Stephenson 

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    • 34 min
    Get Promoted with Michael Wenderoth

    Get Promoted with Michael Wenderoth

    Are you frustrated because your hard work isn’t noticed? Are you looking to move up and don’t know how? Michael Wenderoth joins Kevin to discuss the mindsets we need to change to not only promote ourselves but also our teams. For example, politics aren’t bad; they are just a mechanism by which decisions are made. Power is not a bad word. We need to understand power and learn how to harness its energy. When we reject the idea of power, we are immediately at a disadvantage. We need to leverage power to accelerate our impact.
    Key Points
     

    Michael Wenderoth discusses the mindset shifts we need to think about including political, authenticity, and power.   

    He shares the sources of power, political skills, networking, control of resources, executive presence and communication, and visibility and brand.
    Meet Michael Name: Michael  Wenderoth  

    His Story: Michael Wenderoth is the author of Get Promoted: What You’re Really Missing at Work That’s Holding You Back and an Executive Coach that has helped thousands of aspiring leaders ethically leverage power and politics to breakthrough – and ascend. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Michael served 20 years in senior roles bringing blockbuster innovations to life in China, the U.S., and Europe.  

    Worth Mentioning: Michael is a Coach in Stanford Business School Executive Education programs, and a Lecturer at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Michael’s focus is on building POWER, a word with negative connotations – and a topic most people mistakenly shy away from. He believes understanding power is THE key to success if you want to move up, get big things done, or become a better leader. This episode is brought to you by...
    Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website.
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    Get Promoted: What You're Really Missing at Work That's Holding You Back by Michael Wenderoth   

    Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers by Chip Heath and Karla Starr   

    Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Measurement in the Human Sciences by Derek C. Briggs   

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    • 37 min
    Creating Lifelong Customers with Jason Young

    Creating Lifelong Customers with Jason Young

    New customers are great, and to keep them we need to nurture the relationship and build trust. Jason Young tells Kevin that most decisions are based on emotion. So, to continue the relationship, it’s important to understand how the guest feels. This is true for both external customers and our teams. It’s easy to give a job title or description. It is more difficult to build the culture you want, so you need to be intentional and work together.

    Key Points
    Jason Young describes a guest and the connection to hospitality.  He discusses the importance of moving beyond demographics and looking at psychographics.  He shares a few practices that create lifelong customers, including knowing the guest, focusing on feeling as much as function, and focusing on the culture, not the job.
    Meet Jason Name: Dr. Jason Young  His Story: Jason Young is the co-author of The Come Back Culture: 10 Business Practices That Create Lifelong Customers with Jonathan Malm. He is also the co-author of The Come Back Effect, The Volunteer Effect, and The Volunteer Survival Guide. He is a nationally recognized guest experience consultant and leadership guide as well as a keynote speaker and university professor. Worth Mentioning: Jason has a doctoral degree in hospitality and working on his Ph. D. in leadership trauma. Through experience, research, and education he has developed strategies to help people understand people. He has helped brands including Delta Airlines, Gorilla Glue, Ford Motor Company, and FedEx Ground. Connect with Jason Young:
    https://catchfiredaily.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonyounglive/ http://www.facebook.com/ReadBakerBooks https://twitter.com/ReadBakerBooks This episode is brought to you by...
    Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website.
     
    Book Recommendations
    The Come Back Culture: 10 Business Practices That Create Lifelong Customers by Jason Young and Jonathan Malm 
    Tricks of the Trade: How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It by Howard S. Becker 
    Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness by Houston Kraft
    Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance by Erica Dhawan 
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    • 37 min
    When Something Seems Too Good to Be True - Thoughts from Kevin

    When Something Seems Too Good to Be True - Thoughts from Kevin

    Sometimes when something is 'too good to be true' it can lead us to discount or reject the situation. But you may miss opportunities when you do that. **** Sign up for our FREE leadership conference from September 12th-15th, 2022: https://virtualleadercon.com/
    📺 Would You Rather Have a Menu or a Buffet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0-dyxCIxOY
    My name is Kevin Eikenberry and I’m here to help you reach your goal as a leader and a human being with Remarkable TV and the Remarkable Leadership Podcast.
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    About Kevin Eikenberry: Kevin Eikenberry is the Chief Potential Officer of the Kevin Eikenberry Group, a world expert on leadership development, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, popular blogger, husband and dad, a fan of Purdue athletics and antique tractors (especially John Deere’s).
    About The Remarkable Leadership Podcast: The Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry is dedicated to all things leadership. Twice a week Kevin shares his thoughts about leadership development and ideas to help you lead more confidently and make a bigger difference for those you lead. He also has weekly conversations with leadership experts discussing a wide range of topics including teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, personal and organizational development, human potential and more. 

    • 5 min
    How Stewardship Changes our Leadership Success with David York

    How Stewardship Changes our Leadership Success with David York

    When we want to make a lasting impact and move beyond “What’s in it for me?” to “What’s in it for we?” we live the life of a steward. David York shares with Kevin that a steward is someone who invests in something bigger than themselves. They know their purpose and create lives with meaning and direction. Even better, when we focus on others, we take the pressure off ourselves. We move away from if-then statements to because-therefore statements, and everyone wins.

    Key Points
    David York shares his definition of stewardship and why it matters.  He discusses the four destinations (consumer, dreamer, owner, and steward).  He talks about the connection between stewardship and leadership. Meet David Name: David R. York  His Story: David R. York is the author of The Gift of Lift: Harnessing the Power of Stewardship to Elevate the World. He is also an Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and Managing Partner with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell & Guymon. He practices law in the areas of estate planning, tax, business planning, and nonprofit entities. He is a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is the Dean of Legacy with the Purposeful Planning Institute. York currently serves on the Board of Directors of Holding Out HELP and Healing Nations. Worth Mentioning: David is the co-author of Entrusted: Building A Legacy That Lasts and Riveted: 44 Values that Change the World, which after its release was the #1 Business Ethics book on Amazon. He is a highly sought-after speaker, he has spoken on the TEDx stage as well as to hundreds of public groups and professional organizations, including Q Commons, the Million Dollar Roundtable, the AALU National Conference. York has also written for Trusts & Estates Magazine, Estate Planning Magazine, and Investments and Wealth Monitor. In 2017, YHG was recognized as an Inc. 5000 Company. This episode is brought to you by...
    Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website.
    Book Recommendations
    The Gift of Lift: Harnessing the Power of Stewardship to Elevate the World by David R. York  Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl  Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Erin G3 ,

Great insight!

I really appreciate the insights into remote work from the employer’s viewpoint. Listening to this podcast had really helped me continue to pursue excellent communication and collaboration with my peers. It has highlighted some pain points of remote work that I hadn’t considered before since remote work for my industry was already becoming the norm pre-pandemic. Thank you for this great resource!

Alex425xyz ,

Great insights, great guests

I recently listened to Wednesday’s episode with Michelle Reines and she had some great insights into how to be a better leader through mentorship and trust between teams. I love Kevin’s introduction question that set the stage for listeners to understand Michelle’s professional journey including her failures and successes. As a small business owner, taking responsibility for my actions and trying to be the best leader possible is always top of mind in order to expand my business and be as efficient as possible and this episode gave me ideas on how to implement some of the best practices mentioned. Kevin asked thought-provoking questions which allowed Michelle to respond with great detail on her experiences and knowledge - a true testament to his hosting.

savvy_entrepreneur ,

Not just for leaders

This is a podcast where you think it will be all "business-y", and yes, it is. But so much of what they cover can be applied to your personal life. The ideas presented, back by research, can really make you re-think the way you conduct your business and your life. Well worth the time.

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