We all dream big and yet we keep adding things to our to-do list keeping us from those dreams. Further, we boast about checking 20 tasks off our list by 8:30 AM, yet did you ask yourself if that task really needed to be done? Lisa Bodell, founder, and CEO of futurethink and author of Why Simple Wins, joins Kevin to chat about simplicity in organizations. Lisa goes over questions we can ask to help define simplicity and what can leaders do to recognize the activities that suck time and those that create value.
The dreaded presentation. The word may cause you to feel some anxiety because you are the presenter or you because you are in the audience. Today, Joey Asher, author and coach, talks about going beyond the presentation. Leaders at all levels need to give more than just the data. Their audience, their listeners, their employees, need the story behind the data to make a real connection.
In this episode, Joey discusses 1. The importance of presentation skills to leaders. 2. Fundamental principles to enhancing presentations. 3. The impact of Q&A.
Goals and vision are important to organizational growth and if we cannot connect with our employees do they work? Cortney McDermott, author of Change Starts Within You and former CEO, helps us understand that people come to change in a variety of ways. Leaders need to come from a place of a strong shared vision and move people to their genius.
In this episode, Kevin and Cortney discuss:
Culture, values, and ownership are words organizations use every day. Do you really know what they mean for, your team, and your organization? Kevin and Joe Tye, author and CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach, discuss corporate culture. Joe challenges us to think about corporate values and define your culture in 6 words. These need to be intentional and unique to create the workplace you want.
Improvement is not linear. We get better and we hit a plateau. Further, it becomes difficult to find the resources to help us get better. Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life and author joins Kevin to discuss potential and results. His latest book, The Potential Principle, focuses on closing the gap between how good you are now and how good you can be.
In this episode of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, Victor Prince and Kevin take you on a journey along the Camino Way. The Camino de Santiago is a series of ancient trails across Spain. This was once a spiritual route and now often used by hiking enthusiasts, Victor spent a month hiking the trail as he had the time and the desire. He did not expect to write a book about his adventure and yet the trail gave him time to focus on the 7 values pilgrims are asked to follow while on the trail and how those values can help in work and life off the Camino.
Brian Buffini, the author of The Emigrant Edge – How to Make It Big in America and trainer, came to America at 19 looking for a tan. An accident and medical bills provided him an opportunity to live the American Dream, for which he is grateful. Today he runs a multi-million dollar company where all the employees hold each other accountable for the core values. Kevin and Brian discuss learning, gratitude and the importance of self-leadership.
How many times have you heard, “there is a schmuck in my office”? Maybe, you have made that comment yourself. In this episode, Kevin is joined by Dr. Jody Foster. Dr. Foster is the author of <a href="http://www.schmuckinmyoffice.com"><em>The Schmuck in My Office</em></a> and a clinical psychiatrist whose practice includes corporate development that provides support and evaluation services to executives. She shares her thoughts on recognizing, understanding and managing disruptive behaviors in the workplace.
<strong><em>In this episode, Kevin and Dr. Foster discuss:</em></strong><strong><em>In this episode, Kevin and Dr. Foster discuss:</em></strong><ul> <li>Examples of difficult personality types.</li> <li>Coaching teams to deal with disruptive behavior.</li> <li>What happens when you are the schmuck.</li></ul>
<h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2><h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2><ul> <li>Book Recommendations: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Hatchet-Gary-Paulsen/dp/0689840926/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503495969&sr=1-1&keywords=hatchet" target="_blank"><em>Hatchet</em></a> by Gary Paulsen</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wnKweH" target="_blank"><em>Saving Zasha</em></a> by Randi Barrow</li> </ul> </li> <li>Learn more about <a href="http://www.schmuckinmyoffice.com" target="_blank"><em>The Schmuck in My Office</em>.</a> <li>Get our free report: <a href="http://remarkableleadership.com" target="_blank">The Secrets of Becoming a Remarkable Leader</a></li> <li>Sign up for our free video training series, <a href="http://www.kevineikenberry.com/13days/" target="_blank">13 Days to Remarkable Leadership</a>.</li> <li>Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, <a href="http://www.kevineikenberry.com/unleashing-your-remarkable-potential/" target="_blank">101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential</a>.</li></ul>
Leaders need to step forward to champion the human spirit. Margaret Wheatley, author of nine books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science to her newest book, released, in June 2017, Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity shares her perspective on behaviors in leadership. As society changes, as our world grows closer through technology, we need our leaders to focus on generosity, patience, and compassion.
<h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2>
<ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2tjnjvC" target="_blank"><em>Magicians of the Gods</em></a> by Graham Hancock</li>
<li><a href="http://amzn.to/2slrLoI" target="_blank"><em>Fingerprints of the Gods</em></a> by Graham Hancock</li> </ul> </li> <li>Learn more about <a href="http://www.margaretwheatley.com" target="_blank">Margaret Wheatley.</a> <li>Get our free report: <a href="http://remarkableleadership.com" target="_blank">The Secrets of Becoming a Remarkable Leader</a></li> <li>Sign up for our free video training series, <a href="http://www.kevineikenberry.com/13days/" target="_blank">13 Days to Remarkable Leadership</a>.</li> <li>Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, <a href="http://www.kevineikenberry.com/unleashing-your-remarkable-potential/" target="_blank">101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential</a>.</li></ul>
Author of <em>Influenced Redefined and Yes You Can! Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action</em>, Stacey Hanke joins Kevin to discuss the importance of consistency Monday to Monday®. Influence is a choice we make and you need to reflect on your daily actions and communication.
<strong><em>In this episode, Stacey:</em></strong>
<li>Provides advice to public speaking.</li>
<li>Gives examples of prepared feedback.</li>
<h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2>
<li><a href="http://amzn.to/2u4B8fh" target="_blank"><em>Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose</em></a> by John Addison</li>
<li>Learn more about <a href="http://www.staceyhankeinc.com" target="_blank">Stacey Hanke.</a>
<li>Follow Stacey on: <a href="https://twitter.com/staceyhankeinc" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/staceyhankeinc" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://linkedin.com/in/staceyhanke/" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.</li>
<li>Get our free report: <a href="http://remarkableleadership.com" target="_blank">The Secrets of Becoming a Remarkable Leader</a></li>
<li>Sign up for our free video training series, <a href="http://www.kevineikenberry.com/13days/" target="_blank">13 Days to Remarkable Leadership</a>.</li>
<li>Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, <a href="http://www.kevineikenberry.com/unleashing-your-remarkable-potential/" target="_blank">101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential</a>.</li>
What started as a simple article about the greatest sports teams turned into a more meaningful look at how to evaluate greatness and leadership. It also took Sam Walker 12 years and 300 pages to define criteria, research teams, and publish The Captain Class. Regardless of whether you consider yourself a sports fan, Sam and Kevin discuss leadership principles across the board. Sam also provides some tips or ideas on how to find the leader in your room.
Additional Leadership Resources
We are all tasked with growing our organization, regardless of our title or role. Robert Glazer, author of Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing joins Kevin to discuss how affiliate marketing can be a strategy to growth. The concepts can be used at a high level with your brand or in the middle of your organization to standardize business development. It’s about creating relationships with customers and clients.
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Company culture has become a bit of a buzzword and your culture does impact the bottom line. Today, Kevin is joined by Kris Boesch, CEO and founder of Choose People and Author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Kris shares her thoughts about culture and research surrounding why they chose to measure happiness. She also provides some real-world examples and ideas on how to shift your culture.
Leadership lessons surround us. Often, these are born out of conflict and/or crisis. Steven Howard, 18-time author, chat with Kevin about his latest book Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga, a story of deliberate corporate deception that has impacted the automaker’s car brands, leadership structure, etc. They discuss cultures within organizations and consequences around said cultures; intended or not. Further, Steve also speaks to cross-cultural organizations, having lived ½ his life overseas. As leaders, we need to be sure to understand the differences of our counterparts.
In this episode, find out about:
A coaching conversation starts with you and your intention. How will you try to be helpful in your interactions with others so they walk away feeling inspired or leaning a new perspective? Gregg Thompson, author of The Master Coach, and President of Bluepoint Leadership, joins Kevin to discuss coaching as a discipline and the impact on performance and career acceleration.
In this episode, Kevin and Gregg:
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Jim Kerr, one of today’s foremost thinkers on organizational design and culture transformation, joins Kevin to talk about culture creation in your organization and how leaders at all levels can use stories to engage and create buy-in. He also shares some insights from his latest book, It’s Good to Be King. Jim focuses on the fundamentals of steady of responsible leadership and the importance of these lessons as you continue your leadership journey.
Regardless of your leadership status, you should treat your role as if your job to make other people successful. Jacob Morgan didn’t always feel he has those type of managers and as a result decided to look at the workplace from the people to the infrastructure. In his latest book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Morgan analyzes over 250 global organizations to determine how to create an organization where people genuinely want, not need to show up to work. Kevin and Jacob delve into employee experiences and what we need to look for in the future.
The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions breaks down actions leaders/entrepreneurs can take to make small daily changes for a big impact. Rhett Power, award-winning entrepreneur (Wild Creations), consultant, speaker and author joins Kevin to talk about his book and his leadership journey. He shares insights on working without capital and how to persevere through the not so great times.
Former mathematics professor turned author, Robert Pool, joins Kevin to discuss what you can do to truly improve a skill set. Whether it’s an instrument, a sport, or how to be a more effective leader to be better requires purposeful practice. The only way to progress is learning about what you are doing wrong and what the “best” are doing right.
Leaders invest in relationships and continue to evolve to remain relevant to that relationship. David Nour thought leader on the topic of business relationships for more than 25 years joins Kevin to discuss his latest book, Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration. Co-creation means finding the common goal, sharing the same vision and working together through your strategic relationship to achieve the next big thing.
When it comes to leading an organization or a team, you need to be relevant. Thomas Barta, former McKinsey partner and senior marketer chats with Kevin about his recent book, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader. Thomas and his co-author, Patrick Barwise, conducted the largest ever global study of marketing leadership to answer the question: what makes an effective and successful marketing leader? This discussion and lessons learned can be applied regardless of your role in an organization.
If you want to raise your leadership profile, you need to be concise and intentional about your career. In other words, what is your strategy to make sure you are at the table and voicing your opinion. In this episode, Sue Ritchie, a leadership coach from the UK, joins Kevin to look at how stretching your comfort zone can help you take important steps in your leadership journey.
What are you working on? This is a question leaders and potential leaders are asked all the time. Simple enough and your answer needs to show connection. Today Kevin is joined by Dianna Booher. Dianna is the author of 47 books and Founder of Booher Consultants, a communication training firm, and then more recently founder of Booher Research Institute. They discuss aspects of strategic communication, leadership, connection and humor in the workplace.
Leaders are coaches. They ask the right questions and they deliver messages with empathy. Lolly Daskal, founder of Lead from Within and the most inspiring person in the world according to the Huffington Post, shares with Kevin her thoughts on coaching and how it can be used to empower and engage people to reach their potential.
Today David Burkus joins Kevin to discuss his latest book, Under New Management, which challenges traditional workplace policiesand proves that they are dated or simply not working — and reveals what does. David is also an associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University and speaks to the new generation of employees, aka Millennials.