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Go Ahead, Fall in Love!

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

Five Love Affairs Leaders Should HaveCaught up in the spirit of Valentine`s Day, that day we celebrate romantic love, I began thinking again about the connection between the words love and leadership Before you even read about these five love affairs, you might be put off by using the word love in the context of your workDon`t be...

You Were Born to Win

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Self Help

I first read See You at the Top (Zig Ziglar`s classic first book) over Christmas one year during college I had heard of Zig, and checked out the book from the library I took pages of notes since I couldn`t write in the book...

Telling a Story That Influences Others

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Marketing

There are many reasons you might want to tell a story You could tell a story to entertain, to inform, or to get a laugh You could tell a story to a friend, write it in a blog post, or include it in a presentation...

There's No Such Thing as Organizational Change

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

There’s No Such Thing as Organizational ChangeIt is everywhere ...

Ten Great Morning Habits

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Ten Morning Habits That Promote Greater SuccessDo you want to get more done, reach more of your goals, and make a bigger differenceIf so, the morning is when that can all beginHowever you came to read these words, I`m confident you are interested in greater productivity, achievement and success...

Is Your Work Space Productive?

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

Creating a Work Space That Promotes Your ProductivityEveryone reading these words has a place where they work And most of you have a place where you work best The goal of this article is to help you make sure those places are the same...

The Best Leaders Are Bold Leaders

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Home Management

If you make a list of leaders who have made a difference – whether the list is global and historical, or local and recent – you will find they all have one thing in commonThose leaders are boldThe Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines bold in part with these three definitions:not afraid of danger or difficult situationsshowing or needing confidence or lack of feavery confident in a way that may seem rude or foolishPut your list of leaders against these criteria, and I’m guessing all of them exhibit one or more of these qualities...

Four Words For Leaders to Remove From Their Vocabulary

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Writing

We spend the early parts of our lives adding to our vocabulary Teachers and parents want us to learn new words And research shows that vocabulary is a good predictor of success...

The Leadership Question Prompted by Daylight Savings Time

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Home Management

If you live in most of the United States or Canada, you recently lost an hour of sleep If you live in some other parts of the world, you’ve got a couple more weeks to hold on to that hour I’m talking, of course about Daylight Savings Time...

The Five Perspectives Leaders Must Have to Succeed in 2014

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Self Help

One of the truths about leadership, not often talked about, is that when we become leaders we must begin to look at and see the world differently – at least if we want to be successful and effectiveFollowing that idea, the obvious question is, what are the ways we need to look at the world differently, or what perspectives are required for us to become a more effective leader Couple that with the start of a New Year and it seems logical to answer that question in light of what I see coming for 2014...

Five Ways to Avoid Your Biggest Presentation Nightmare

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Travel

Lots of people have visions of crashing and burning when giving a speech The nightmares seem real, and yet while you may not like presenting and may have had some blunders, you’ve likely not had a presentation-nightmare-come-true like Michael Bay (Director of the Transformer movies, among many others) had in Las Vegas last weekHe was there to introduce a new curved TV from Samsung along with a Samsung Executive...

Ten Hats All Leaders Wear

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Leadership

As a leader, all day long you are wearing a hat Not the kind that people might laugh at or that might smoosh your hair, but a hat nonethelessFor the next few minutes I want you to think of the various roles you play as a leader and different hats that you wear...

What the Best Leaders Will Learn From Peyton Manning (But Most Will Ignore)

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Sports

He’s won one Super Bowl, so far He’s been the NFL’s MVP 4 times, set numerous records, and more are likely in his future He was recently named The Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated...

Stop, Listen and Lead.

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

There’s no controversy here: everyone knows that listening is importantIn every training event I facilitate, conversation turns in one way or another to listening We all realize it to be important because people are talking to us, and we need to understand the messages or information they are sharing with us...

Four Reasons Why Great Leaders Aren’t Firefighters

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Home Management

The role that firefighters play in our society is secure The way that we honor their service is appropriate I have close friends who are and have been firefighters, and so I personally hold them in high regard...

Five Ways to Have More Luck

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

LuckSome think it is some kind of magicSome think there is no such thingSome think only others have it...

Six Limits Leaders Need to Challenge

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Finances

We all have limits – the boundaries beyond which we just don’t goAfter all, it wouldn’t be safeIt wouldn’t be prudent...

Take This Oath to Communicate Change More Effectively

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Self Help

Physicians take the Hippocratic Oath before they can practice medicine Lawyers take a professional oath after they pass the bar And people elected to all sorts of positions take an oath of office...

A Surprising Gratitude List For Leaders

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

If you will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, there will be a moment when you look around the room, or look around the table, and the list of things you are thankful for will be obvious and apparent The food, the family and friends around you, and perhaps the football on the TV may all make the listIn fact those things will make most people’s lists, mine included...

Why the Best Leaders Have a Big Heart

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

To be clear, there are as many different leadership styles as there are people Yes, lots of smart people have created models to define and describe basic leadership styles, and yet all of us bring our uniqueness to the equation too Perhaps the simplest of leadership style models divides leaders into “people leaders” and “task leaders”...

Using the Big Ears Approach to Listen Better Naturally!

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Entertainment

Everyone has heard it – the old saying we have two ears and one mouth, and we should use them in that proportion ...

Two Keys to Leadership Confidence

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

Everyone is about to move from the reception to the big business dinner You are walking with some friends and colleagues, following the crowd as you pass the restrooms Just ahead of you is one of the executives walking as confidently as they normally do, because they can’t see what you see – that they have a too-long-not-to-be-noticed trail of toilet paper stuck to their left shoe...

Overcoming the Distraction Addiction

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Computers and Technology

There are lots of things people become addicted to I believe one of the most prevalent isn’t ever mentioned in the same breath with the addictions you thought of as you were reading the first sentenceUnder-recognized, unspoken and without a support group, perhaps the biggest addiction that business people have is distractions...

Leadership Power: Grabbed or Granted?

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Home Management

It is hard to deny the connection between leadership and power Depending on your experience and perspective, one or more likely came to mind when you read those two words together Leaders have and can create power, and they can do it in a variety of ways...

Eight Things Not to Say During a Presentation

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

We have all sat through many presentations in our professional lives Unfortunately far too many of them are, shall we say, “less-than-awesome” Unfortunately, we see some of the causes for failures over and over...

The Seasons of Leadership

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Sports

The calendar page turns, and the seasons change While these seasons are more drastic and obvious in some places than others, there are always four seasons And your experience tells you that the seasons are all needed, different things can be expected, and different value is derived from each season...

The Biggest Lessons of 20 Years

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Self Help

20 years ago today I left the corporate world and started the company now known as The Kevin Eikenberry Group A moment like that is cause for reflection, and I want to share some of that reflection here with you In twenty years I’ve learned much about a lot of things – this short list was crafted (after sorting my much longer list) to be of value to those we serve – leaders at all levels and individuals who consider themselves learners – whether they are leaders by title or not...

Leadership Relationship Building – One Step at a Time

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Business

I’m a big believer in the power of relationships in leading others more effectively After all, would you rather (and are you more likely to) follow someone you know and like, or someone you don’tIn part because of this belief, I have often used an exercise at the start of leadership training that I call “Something in Common...

Leadership is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Leadership

Two of the most noted races in the track and field world are the 100 meter dash and the marathon They are on opposite ends of the length spectrum – a sprint of 100 meters and a long trek of 42,195 meters (26 miles, 385 yards) Many times leaders work and act with an incredible sense of urgency, running faster, looking for every small edge and acting as if their hair is on fire...

Why Leaders Can’t Avoid Learning

Author: Kevin Eikenberry

Category: Education

You can run, but you can’t hideActually, it is not (quite) true There are leaders everywhere that are trying their best to hide every day, like ostriches burying their heads in the sand, when their team isn’t achieving what they could...