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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.

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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 Seven Leadership Mind Leaps with Steve Dennis

    The Seven Leadership Mind Leaps with Steve Dennis

    If the world has changed so much, why have we changed so little? Steve Dennis joins Kevin to discuss seven key leadership mind leaps necessary for effective transformation. These include 1. Crush Your Ego, 2. Wake up, 3. Special, Not Big, 4. Start with Wow, 5. Think Radically, 6. Safe is Risky, and 7. Faster, Faster, Go, Go, Go. From personal experiences and industry examples, Steve highlights the need for agility, differentiation, and bold thinking in today's rapidly changing business landscape.
    Guest: Name: Steve Dennis
    Bio: Steve Dennis is the author of "Remarkable Retail" and his latest book, "Leaders Leap: Transforming Your Company at the Speed of Disruption." He is a strategic advisor, keynote speaker, and podcast host. Named a top global retail influencer by multiple organizations, Steve’s insights on the future of shopping are regularly shared as a Forbes Senior Contributor, and through CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. He is President of SageBerry Consulting, advising brands on growth strategies. Formerly, he was the Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Multichannel Marketing at Neiman Marcus Group. He serves on multiple boards and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.
    Timestamps:
    00:00 Introduction 02:38 Steve Dennis’ Journey 03:18 Career Evolution 06:01 The Concept of Leaps 09:11 Incremental Change vs. Transformation 13:59 First Leap: Crush Your Ego 17:27 Second Leap: Wake Up 21:02 Third Leap: Special, Not Big 24:11 Fourth Leap: Start with Wow 27:36 Fifth Leap: Think Radically 30:45 Sixth Leap: Safe is Risky 33:00 Seventh Leap: Faster, Faster, Go Go Go 37:00 Closing Remarks Quote: "If you're going to transform, you have to change a lot of things." 
    Resources:
    Leaders Leap: Transforming Your Company at the Speed of Disruption by Steve Dennis Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne Steve Dennis Website Steve Dennis LinkedIn Steve Dennis Intro Related Podcasts:
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    • 38 min
    The Journey to Building Trust and Leading Teams with Scott De Long

    The Journey to Building Trust and Leading Teams with Scott De Long

    How can leaders build trust and effectively lead their teams? Dr. Scott De Long joins Kevin to discuss the power of trust in leadership. If you don’t have trust, you don’t have a team. Scott introduces his "circle of trust" methodology to build trust faster and deeper. This includes starting with respect, listening to understand, sharing from experience, and delivering on promises. He also highlights the significance of humility, empathy, and vulnerability in leadership.

    Listen For
    00:00 Introduction
    02:39 Scott De Long's Leadership Journey
    03:09 Early Leadership Experiences
    04:29 Leadership vs. Management
    05:28 Importance of Trust
    07:55 The Circle of Trust
    09:16 Building Trust in Teams
    11:14 Sharing Experiences
    13:12 Vulnerability in Leadership
    15:02 Team Communication Systems
    18:10 Influence Over Positional Power
    19:26 Different Types of Power
    22:10 Humility in Leadership
    24:12 Balancing Confidence and Humility
    26:19 The Power of Vulnerability
    28:02 Generational Leadership Differences
    29:23 The Value of Hard Work
    30:25 Fun and Hobbies
    31:20 Recommended Reading
    32:44 Final Thoughts and Contact Info
    34:58 Kevin’s Favorite Two-Word Question
    36:01 Conclusion and Farewell
    Meet Scott Scott's Story: Dr. Scott De Long is the author of I Thought I Was A Leader…A Journey to Building Trust, Leading Teams & Inspiring Change. He is a serial entrepreneur who has built three previous companies from the ground up. The successful exit from each has positioned him to continue his thirst for knowledge and experience and cultivated a return to the education system where he not only received his doctorate in leadership studies but also taught courses in both communications and entrepreneurship at the university level. He is also the co-host of The CEO Podcast, a biweekly show delving into the most important topics and issues facing today’s business leaders
    scott@lead2Goals.com
    http://scottdelong.net/
    https://lead2goals.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottdelongphd/
    https://www.facebook.com/lead2goals
    https://www.instagram.com/scottdelongphd/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz1_pZvtXMnvV7a2TyT84FQ
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    Book Recommendations
    I Thought I Was A Leader...: A Journey To Building Trust, Leading Teams & Inspiring Change by Scott De Long Ph.D., Sarah Mirando  Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution by Tom Peters 
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    • 36 min
    How Personally Do I Take Things? - Thoughts from Kevin

    How Personally Do I Take Things? - Thoughts from Kevin

    Welcome to another episode of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast! In this episode, Kevin Eikenberry poses a thought-provoking question: "How personally do I take things?" Join Kevin as he delves into the effects of taking things personally and shares practical strategies to help you handle such situations more effectively. Whether you're a leader or simply looking to improve your communication skills, this episode offers valuable insights and actionable advice.
    Key Points Discussed:
    Reflecting on Personal Reactions: Kevin begins by asking listeners to ponder their own experiences with taking things personally and the impact it has on conversations and relationships. The Consequences of Defensiveness: How defensiveness can derail communication and lead to misunderstandings. Strategies to Manage Personal Reactions: Assume Positive Intent: Start by believing that others have good intentions, even if it’s hard to see. Assume Benign Intent: If positive intent is too difficult, consider that their actions may not be about you at all. Focus on Your Response: Sometimes it's best to not worry about their intent and concentrate on how you respond. Take a Deep Breath: A simple deep breath can help you stay calm and avoid a defensive reaction. Remove Yourself Temporarily: When necessary, step away from the situation to cool down and revisit the conversation later. Ask Clarifying Questions: Stay curious and ask questions to understand the other person's perspective better. Focus on Learning: Shift your focus to what you can learn from the feedback, even if you don’t agree with it. Final Thoughts: Kevin emphasizes that while these strategies can be challenging, they are ultimately helpful in improving communication and relationships. Subscribe and Learn More: If you found this episode helpful, consider subscribing to Kevin's email newsletter, "Your Remarkable Day." It’s a short, insightful newsletter sent out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to help you start your day on a positive note. https://kevineikenberry.com/newseltters 
    Remarkable Reminder: Defensiveness doesn’t help communication, trust, or relationships. Be careful not to assume everything is a personal slight.
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    • 7 min
    How to Lead and Delegate More Effectively with Dave Kerpen

    How to Lead and Delegate More Effectively with Dave Kerpen

    How well do you delegate? Do you struggle to hand things off? Can you hand over tasks, but watch your team with an eagle eye? Neither of those will build organizational success. Kevin sits down with Dave Kerpen to explore the art of delegation, discussing why many leaders struggle with it and how to do it more effectively. Dave shares the five C's of effective delegation:

    1. Choose Carefully: Select the right person or team for the task based on skill and fit, not just proximity or convenience.
    2. Communicate Clearly: Clearly outline the expected outcome, allowing the individual to determine the best path to achieve it. Include the 'why' to provide context and purpose.
    3. Coach and Cheer: Act more as a coach than a manager, offering support and guidance rather than micromanaging.
    4. Check in Regularly: Establish a routine for check-ins to provide feedback and make course corrections as needed without overwhelming the delegate with constant updates.
    5. Congratulate: Celebrate successes and provide constructive feedback to encourage improvement and acknowledge good work.

    Listen For
    00:00 Introduction
    02:50 Why Write a Book on Delegation?
    03:39 Dave's Delegation Journey
    10:29 What Shouldn't We Delegate?
    14:53 The 5 C's of Delegation
    26:32 Addressing Emotional Detractors
    29:26 How to Connect with Dave Kerpen
    30:36 Conclusion
    Dave's Story: Dave Kerpen is a bestselling author with titles like The Art of People, Likeable Social Media, Likeable Business, and his latest, Get Over Yourself: How to Lead and Delegate More Effectively for More Time, More Freedom, and More Success. He is the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform connecting entrepreneurs with top college students. He is a popular contributor to Inc.com and a LinkedIn Influencer and has been featured in many media outlets, including the New York Times, the TODAY show, CBS Early Show, BBC, Financial Times, and more. Additionally, Kerpen is the executive chairman of The Nursing Beat and the co-founder and CEO of Remembering Live. He was previously the founder and chairman of Likeable Local, and was the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, which was sold to 10Pearls in April 2020.
    https://www.getoveryourselfbook.com/ 
    https://davekerpen.com/ 
    https://calendly.com/davekerpen 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/davekerpen/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/davekerpen/?hl=en 
    https://www.facebook.com/DaveKerpen86/
    Book Recommendations
    Get Over Yourself: How to Lead and Delegate More Effectively for More Time, More Freedom, and More Success by Dave Kerpen Likable Social Media by Dave Kerpen, Michelle Greenbaum, Rob Berk Likable Business by Dave Kerpen, Theresa Braun, Valerie Pritchard Traction by Gino Wickman Hidden Potential by Adam Grant
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    • 32 min
    3 Questions to Ask Before You Delegate - Thoughts from Kevin

    3 Questions to Ask Before You Delegate - Thoughts from Kevin

    In this episode of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, Kevin Eikenberry shares three crucial questions every leader should ask before delegating a task. Understanding these questions will help ensure that your delegation efforts are effective and beneficial for both you and your team. This episode is the third part of our series on delegation, focusing on the practical steps to make delegation a powerful tool for leadership and team development.
    Key Takeaways:
    Why Am I Delegating?
    Understand your reasons for delegating beyond just offloading work. Focus on how delegation can benefit the team member and contribute to their growth. What Am I Delegating?
    Be clear about the specific task or outcome you are delegating. Set clear expectations and focus on the desired outcome rather than the process. Who Will I Delegate To?
    Choose the right person for the task based on their strengths, interests, and availability. Consider who will benefit most from the task and contribute effectively to the team. Additional Resources:
    Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, "Creating Remarkable Organizational Results," for more insights and tips on effective leadership and delegation. Learn more and subscribe: https://kevineikenberry.com/newsletters   About the Host: Kevin Eikenberry is a leadership expert dedicated to helping you reach your potential as a leader and a human being. Through Remarkable TV and the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, Kevin provides practical advice and strategies to enhance your leadership skills and improve organizational performance.
    Join the Conversation: If you found this episode helpful, make sure to subscribe and leave a review. Your feedback helps us create content that is valuable to you. Share this episode with others who might benefit from these insights on effective delegation.
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    • 4 min
    How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World with Joshua Berry

    How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World with Joshua Berry

    How do we find our true selves among the distractions of a noisy world? Joshua Berry shares with Kevin that being naive can help us reconnect with our innate qualities and authenticity. He explains how naivety can serve as a shield or a source of strength, allowing us to foster optimism and genuine innovation in our personal and professional lives. Kevin and Joshua also explore the tensions between being pragmatic and naive, highlighting how these qualities are not mutually exclusive but rather complementary. Joshua also introduces four questions that can help individuals examine their beliefs and make intentional choices - Where did you learn that belief? Is that belief absolutely true? What do you gain by holding that belief? What do you lose by holding that belief?

    Listen For
    00:00 Introduction
    01:18 Guest Introduction: Joshua Berry
    03:16 Joshua's Journey
    05:02 Definition of Naive
    08:03 Pragmatic vs. Naive
    10:17 Importance of True Self
    18:19 Four Questions on Beliefs
    20:04 Impact of Beliefs on Leadership
    24:35 Adapting Beliefs
    30:00 Joshua's Reading Interests
    33:21 Closing Remarks
    Meet Joshua Joshua's Story: Joshua Berry is the author of Dare to Be Naive: How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World. He is a world-class facilitator of change. As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and director of Econic, Joshua has spent the last two decades evolving the what, who, and why of Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed startups. Along with his team, Joshua has sparked change in organizations like US Bank, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Nelnet, Ameritas, Omaha Public Power District, Farm Credit Services of America, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, among others.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshberrygphr
    http://econic.co/
    http://joshuaberry.com/
    This Episode is brought to you by...
    The Long-Distance Team. Remote leadership experts, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel, help leaders navigate the new world of remote and hybrid teams to design the culture they desire for their teams and organizations in their new book!
    Book Recommendations
    Dare to Be Naive: How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World by Joshua Berry Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia MD To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O'Donohue
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    • 34 min

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