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 Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word - Thoughts from Kevin
Bet you weren’t expecting a video title like that on this podcast?!
Well, don’t worry. The episode and the entire topic is totally SFW (safe for work – and anywhere for that matter!) In fact, the four-letter word I’m talking about in the video below is one we hear ALL THE TIME. And in the episode, I’ll explain why it’s so dangerous and how you can ban it from your vocabulary for good!
Tweet it out: Saying we are busy is an excuse – and focuses on activity. Stop making excuses and start focusing on what you need to accomplish. No one really cares how busy you are anyway. @KevinEikenberry
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What it Means to be a 100x Leader with Jeremie Kubicek
Do you want compliance, or do you want engagement? Jeremie Kubicek joins Kevin to discuss how we need more leaders worth following. There is a balance of support (not coddling) and challenge (not demeaning) to get the most from your team. Quite frankly, if you are leading and no one is following, you are just going on a walk.
Key Points Jeremie shares the definition of a 100x leader. The idea of challenge and support. The importance of setting and managing expectations. Why leaders need coaches. Meet Jeremie Name: Jeremie Kubicek His Story: Jeremie is the coauthor of The 100X Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following. He is the Executive Chairman of GiANT, a technology company focused on unlocking the potential of people, teams, and organizations. Worth Mentioning: Jeremie is a powerful communicator, serial entrepreneur and content builder. He creates content used by some of the largest companies around the globe found in the books he has authored: The 100X Leader, 5 Voices, 5 Gears and the National Bestseller, Making Your Leadership Come Alive. He has started over 20 companies while living in Oklahoma City, Moscow, Atlanta and London. This episode is brought to you by… The Daily Email, daily inspiration for leaders sent Monday-Friday every week. Kevin writes a short message to inform, inspire, engage, and focus you on becoming the best you and the best leader you can be.
Book Recommendations The 100X Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s by William I Hitchcock Related Podcast Episodes Conscious Leadership with Carter Phipps. The Coaching Effect with Bill Eckstrom. A Leadership Development Revolution with Jennifer Mackin.
Making Feedback a Gift - Thoughts from Kevin
Today I am challenging your thinking on how you give and receive feedback. And I’m starting by asking you:
How do you see feedback? Do you see feedback as a gift?
Your answer to these questions will help determine how successful you are in both giving and receiving feedback.
Tweet it out: Feedback is a gift. See it as such, and you will learn more from it and build trust with those who give it to you. @KevinEikenberry
In this episode: Learn more and sign up for our Remarkable Master Class, Giving Feedback Successfully.
Rethinking Competitive Advantage with Ram Charan
We are firmly planted in the digital age. As such, the rules of competition are vastly different from just 20 years ago. Ram Charan joins Kevin to talk about the “new” rules of competition. He also encourages us to ask ourselves each morning how we can use our day and how we can make the people around us more successful. This episode was recorded during Virtual LeaderCon 2021.
Key Points Ram discusses changes in the digital world. He runs through the rules of competition. A personalized consumer experience is key to exponential growth. Algorithms and data are essential weapons. A company does not compete. Its ecosystem does. Moneymaking is geared for huge cash generation, not earnings per share, and the new law of increasing returns. People, culture, and work design for a social engine that drives innovation and execution personalized for each customer. Leaders continuously learn, imagine, and break through obstacles to create the change that other companies must contend with. Advice for managers at any level. Meet Ram Name: Ram Charan His Story: Author Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for Success in the Digital Age in addition to more than 30 books. In his work with companies around the world, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem. Worth Mentioning: “Professor Charan has coached more than a dozen leaders who went on to become CEOs. He reaches many more up and coming business leaders through in-house executive education programs. His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him several awards, including the Bell Ringer award at GE’s famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern.
Ram was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and was named one of the most influential people in corporate governance and the board room by Directorship magazine. He has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance and serves or has served on a dozen boards in the US, Brazil, China, India, Canada, and Dubai.” This episode is brought to you by… The Daily Email, daily inspiration for leaders sent Monday-Friday every week. Kevin writes a short message to inform, inspire, engage, and focus you on becoming the best you and the best leader you can be.
Book Recommendations Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for Success in the Digital Age by Ram Charan Related Podcast Episodes Turning Culture into Competitive Advantage with Jeff Grimshaw. The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey.
Why the Best Leaders are Grateful - Thoughts from Kevin
There are a lot of easy reasons that everyone should practice more gratitude, but that is a different episode. In the episode below, I am talking about the value of gratitude as it relates to leaders, and more specifically:
Why are the best leaders the ones who are grateful and regularly show gratitude?
Tweet it out: So many of the things we want as a leader can improve when we show gratitude and appreciation to our team. @KevinEikenberry
In this episode: See more videos on gratitude from our playlist. Sign up for the Remarkable Gratitude Challenge.
Read to Lead with Jeff Brown
Maybe Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Jeff Brown joins Kevin to discuss why leaders are the best readers. He shares a plan to help you get into the habit of reading and gives you permission to move away from a book if it does not serve you.
Key Points Jeff shares common barriers to reading. Tips for developing a consistent reading habit. Advice to implement what you read. Meet Jeff Name: Jeff Brown His Story: Author of Read to Lead. Jeff is an award-winning radio producer and personality, and former nationally syndicated morning show host. Worth Mentioning: Following a 26-year career in radio, Jeff went boss-free in 2013 and soon after launched the Read to Lead Podcast. It has gone on to become a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee and has featured Jeff’s interviews with today’s best business and non-fiction authors, including actor and author Alan Alda, Stephen M. R. Covey, Seth Godin, John Maxwell, Liz Wiseman., and many more. Jeff has personally coached hundreds of successful podcasters around the globe and has consulted on podcasts for the US government, two of the largest churches in the US, and numerous multi-million dollar companies. This episode is brought to you by… Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, Kevin’s free weekly e-newsletter. It’s full of articles and resources to help you become a more confident and successful leader.
Book Recommendations Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski You Are The Brand: The 8-Step Blueprint to Showcase Your Unique Expertise and Build a Highly Profitable, Personally Fulfilling Business by Mike Kim How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers by Sönke Ahrens Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker by Danny Nihill Related Podcast Episodes The Power of Deliberate Practice with Robert Pool . The Leader Habit with Martin Lanik. The BIG Things Successful People Do with Dr. Roger Hall.
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.
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.
Kevin, host of the Remarkable Leadership podcast, highlights all aspects of leadership and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!