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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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    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

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.

    Managing the Modern (Hybrid) Meeting with Karin Reed

    Managing the Modern (Hybrid) Meeting with Karin Reed

    Meetings may be a necessary evil. Before 2020 we didn’t love them. During the pandemic, the meeting took on a new meaning. We connected over webcams using a variety of platforms. Meetings are changing once again as work is shifting to a hybrid model. Karin Reed joins Kevin to talk about hybrid meeting best practices. It’s important to fight proximity bias and create meeting policies for equity.

    Key Points
    In this episode, Karin shares the definition of a hybrid meeting and why they are worth the effort.  She discusses fault lines.  She talks about technology needs and the role of platforms. She also shares keys to facilitating a hybrid meeting and how to be a good participant.
    Meet Karin Name: Karin Reed  Her Story: Karin Reed is the author of three books: On-Camera Coach: Tools and Techniques for Business Professionals in a Video-Driven World, and two co-written with Dr. Joseph Allen, one of the foremost thought leaders on meeting science, Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work, and their latest Suddenly Hybrid: Managing the Modern Meeting. She is the CEO and Chief Confidence Creator of Speaker Dynamics, a corporate communications training firm, featured in Forbes. While speaking through a webcam might be new to much of the world, Karin has been teaching business professionals how to be effective on-camera communicators for nearly a decade, translating her experience as an Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist, on-camera spokesperson, and actress into a methodology based upon the MVPs of On-Camera Success™. Worth Mentioning: Karin and her team have been the chosen training partner for some of the world’s most recognized companies and most respected academic institutions in the world–from Nike to Lenovo, from Duke University to the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. Connect 
    https://www.speakerdynamics.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Karin-M.-Reed/e/B01MR1L7KY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share This episode is brought to you by...
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    Book Recommendations
    Suddenly Hybrid: Managing the Modern Meeting by Karin Reed and Joseph A. Allen Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 
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    • 40 min
    Leading When Things are Difficult - Thoughts from Kevin

    Leading When Things are Difficult - Thoughts from Kevin

    Today I'm talking about how to lead when things get difficult. **** Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential: https://kevineikenberry.com/UYRP
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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. 

    • 4 min
    How Leaders can Connect with People and Reduce Isolation with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

    How Leaders can Connect with People and Reduce Isolation with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

    We may be more connected than ever before; yet studies show we are also lonelier. Further, research indicates that for the first time, the emerging generation (Gen Z) is feeling more isolated and lonelier than the elderly population, and this was pre-Covid. Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen share with Kevin that we underestimate how much we need connection. When people show up lonely for work, they are 7x more likely to be disengaged, 5x more likely to miss work, and twice as likely to think about quitting their job. We need to be intentional about our connections and less transactional. This episode was recorded during our Mental Fitness Day, a Virtual LeaderCon event in April 2022.
    Key Points
    In this episode, Ryan and Steven discuss loneliness in the workplace.  They share the difference between loneliness and solitude.  They talk about belonging as an antidote to loneliness.
    Meet Ryan and Steven Name: Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen   Their Story: Ryan Jenkins, CSP and Steven Van Cohen, MSOD are founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s #1 resource for addressing workplace loneliness and creating more belonging at work. They are also the authors of Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In. Collectively they have over 20 years of experience helping organizations like Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, State Farm, John Deere, Delta Air Lines and Salesforce improve their teams. Their work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazine. When they are not writing and speaking, you can find them sampling craft beers, attempting to play golf together, and spending quality time with their respective families. Worth Mentioning: Dubbed "The Leadership Whisperer" Steven has inspired thousands through his workshops, keynotes, and virtual events. He is CEO of SyncLX (a consultancy that works with many Fortune 500 companies.)
    Ryan Jenkins CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. He speaks all over the world to companies such as State Farm, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and John Deere. 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
    Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In by Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

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    • 42 min
    The Mindsets That Separate the Best Leaders with Vikram Malhotra

    The Mindsets That Separate the Best Leaders with Vikram Malhotra

    Being the top dog isn’t easy. In fact, 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs last fewer than three years. What does it take to get to the top and excel? Vikram Malhotra of McKinsey & Company joins Kevin to discuss the research findings on how the top CEOs do their job. Conversations with the best of the best revealed six similar mindsets across the board.

    Key Points
    In this episode, Kevin and Vik discuss the process of determining CEO success.  Vik shares the 6 mindsets top CEOs share with a focus on being bold, treating the soft stuff like the hard stuff, and understanding team psychology.  Vik shares examples of how the mindsets worked in practice. Meet Vik Name: Vikram Malhotra  His Story: Vikram Malhotra is the co-author with Carolyn Dewar and Scott Keller of CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest and a senior partner in McKinsey’s New York office and is the longest-tenured member of the firm. He served on its Board of Directors for 13 years, its Operating Committee for six, and its Senior Partner Committee for five. He was also Managing Partner for the Americas and currently chairs the firm’s Professional Standards Committee. Worth Mentioning: Vik is also active with major non-profits outside McKinsey. He currently serves as chair of the board at the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a trustee of The New York City Partnership and a Trustee Emeriti of the Asia Society. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the London School of Economics in 1980 and has an MBA from Wharton. 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
    CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest by Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, Vikram Malhotra  Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, Sven Smit  Related Episodes
    Creating the We Mindset with Dr. Eric George Understanding the Success Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson The Mindsets and Habitsets of Leadership with Darrin Gray

    • 36 min
    Who Decides if You are Micromanaging? - Thoughts from Kevin

    Who Decides if You are Micromanaging? - Thoughts from Kevin

     
    Micromanagement.
    Leaders tell me all the time that they’re not doing it, but if I talk to their teams, I often hear something different.
    And here’s the thing, the other person decides if you’re micromanaging.
    It’s wonderful to think if you’re not. But the reality is, if the other person, the person you’re leading or managing thinks you are, then you are.
    Because micromanagement is relative, right? What feels like micromanagement when we’re brand new in a job is quite different than what it might feel like when we’ve been doing a job for a long time. Because what we even need as the employee is quite different.
    You could be working with two different people, leading them in exactly the same way. One of them thinks you’re doing great. The other thinks you’re micromanaging because micromanagement is relative.
    Micromanagement is also personal. We have different experiences in our past, different sort of buttons that can get pushed by our boss. And so we have to be clear about what does it look like to the other person.
    If we want to avoid this problem right now, this doesn’t mean that we might not need to provide guidance.
    Does it mean we don’t need to provide coaching? Does it mean that sometimes people are messing up and we need to give them more input?
    It doesn’t mean any of that stuff because all of that might even be welcome. But micromanagement is something else.
    So how do we overcome it? Well, there’s lots of things we can do to overcome micromanagement.
    Talk with each team member. Set clearer expectations for the work and your interactions with others. The main thing I want you to remember from this short video is this, that even if you don’t think you’re micromanaging, you might be because the other person decides.
    Tweet it out: You may think you aren’t micromanaging, but others decide whether you are or not. @KevinEikenberry
    In this episode: Learn more about our Remarkable Master Class, Overcoming Micromanagement.

    • 4 min
    Partnering – Why it Matters and How to Do it with Jean Oelwang

    Partnering – Why it Matters and How to Do it with Jean Oelwang

    Jean Oelwang spent years working with some of the most successful partnerships. Their technical skills or expertise were not their most important trait. She tells Kevin they all had the superpower to forge deep connections, to truly partner to make themselves better. Her research found six degrees of connection common to the most significant partnerships of any type: business associations, romantic partners, friends, and family.
    Key Points
    In this episode, Jean shares the importance of partnering.  She discusses the 6 degrees of connection with emphasis on Celebrating Friction and Magnetic Moments.  She talks about the importance of building connections virtually. Meet Jean Name: Jean Oelwang  Her Story: Jean Oelwang is the author of Partnering: Forge the Deep Connections That Make Great Things Happen. She is the President and Founding CEO of Virgin Unite and a B Team Leader. She sits on the Advisory Council of The Elders and on several boards including RMI, Just Capital, and Virgin Unite. Worth Mentioning: Jean is the co-founder of Plus Wonder, a not-for-profit initiative inspired by her passion for the power of partnerships of all kinds. Before Virgin, Jean spent 18 years working in six continents to start and help lead mobile phone companies in South Africa, Colombia, Bulgaria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the US. She was the joint CEO of Virgin Mobile in Australia before starting Virgin Unite. https://pluswonder.org/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-oelwang/
    https://www.instagram.com/jeanoelwang/
    https://twitter.com/jeanoelwang
    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
    Partnering: Forge the Deep Connections That Make Great Things Happen by Jean Oelwang  The Overstory By Richard Powers  Humankind: a Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman 
    Related Episodes
    Partnership is the New Leadership with Ty Bennett Creating Connection in the Age of Isolation with Dan Schawbel 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

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!

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