A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to record a video course with some great people at LinkedIn Learning. And while the process that I go through each week here on Remarkable TV has grown and improved significantly over the years, my time at LinkedIn Learning was quite different. For one, it was a truly professional studio and I had an actual Producer who was with me throughout the process.
And my Producer had three little words that she repeated many times throughout the day that entirely changed my outlook, my mindset and ultimately my results.
These three words were small but can have significant impact on you and your team.
John Rossman is a former Amazon executive, who launched and scaled the Marketplace business, which now accounts for more than 50 percent of all units sold at Amazon.com. In his current role, he is often asked “How did Amazon do this?” or “Why did Amazon do it this way?” As such he decided to write, Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader. John and Kevin discuss the book and he draws upon his experience at Amazon to show you how you can think differently about business and leadership to move your organization forward. John expands on a few ideas in the book, including the fact that the question is just as, if not more important, than the solution.
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou https://amzn.to/2HVRoc1
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I'm talking today about a foundational leadership development principle, but one people miss, forget, or falsely assume is covered. Learn more about The Journey to Remarkable Leadership: https://KevinEikenberry.com/way
Every day, more leaders are becoming remote leaders – whether it was intentional and planned or simply a fact of circumstance where they started working one day a work from home which lead to another which lead to another…
The question isn’t whether this is happening or not, it’s what are we doing to prepare these leaders?
Leading remotely is different and when we take the time to prepare ourselves and our remote leaders, we will all be more successful.
Learn more and download a free chapter of our book, The Long-Distance Leader, here.
Kevin Kruse really didn’t think much about leadership in his business ventures until he realized his failures were a result of not thinking about leadership. Kevin is the author of Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business and serves as Founder & CEO of LEADx, an online learning platform that provides free leadership development. He sits down with Kevin to discuss some of the leadership lessons we’ve been taught and how they work against us. Kevin looks at rules, feedback and transparency and how they work in relationships and building your best team.
In this episode, Kevin looks at some contrarian leadership principles like 1. No rules. 2. No Smartphones. 3. Crowd your calendar.
I'm talking about criticism, and the role it plays (or doesn't) for us as leaders and coaches. To register for our free master class Video series The Journey to Remarkable Leadership, go to: http://KevinEikenberry.com/way
While I’m not an accountant and you likely aren’t either, I am using an accounting term today to help us understand the value in our workplace culture.
To do your best work, you need to know why organizationally and globally. Ashley Goodall is energized by thinking about the challenges of how we all do better work together. Ashley is the co-author of 9 Lies About Work with Marcus Buckingham. He and Kevin discuss some of these “lies” and why they may be uncomfortable. The theme throughout the lies is the context. When we spend too much time focusing on the system or the process, we lose the context. The meaning of our work should be evident and let your folks focus on the how.
In this episode, Ashley shares his thoughts about the following lies: 1. Cascading goals. 2. People need feedback. 3. Leadership is a thing.
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Today I am talking about a lesson I learned in reading a quote from the Theologian John Henry Newman:
“Nothing would be done at all if a person waited until he/she could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”
And here’s the reality – someone will ALWAYS find fault in one thing or another. But that’s not all bad. What is bad is when we frame it as “fault” and not “feedback for improvement”.
We need to stop waiting and start doing.
David Benjamin believes we are seeing a shift in the workplace from scarcity to abundance. Leaders need to tap into their people and use them differently and better. David is the co-author of Cracking Complexity and joins Kevin to discuss not only the disruption of technology in business but how leaders can approach complexity. David talks about problem-solving and creating purposeful collisions to get everyone on the same page. If there isn’t a common language, you won’t find common ground.
In this episode David 1. Distinguishes simple, complicated and complex problems. 2. Discusses the s-curve model and how to think about it. 3. Shares how to create a collision course.
This is a question that I get asked a lot and I think in order to answer this question, you have to understand the answer to another question first:
How do you define friend?
So think about this a little bit and then “join me”on the video to answer the original question about friends and leadership.
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What does education need to do to produce people who can contribute at work and are successful? Danny Iny, the author of Leveraged Learning, chats with Kevin about that topic and what that means for leaders and teams today. Danny believes we are shifting from a “just in case” mindset to learning to a “just in time” mindset. The pace of change is rapid and to stay relevant, we need to continue to learn in bite-sized chunks. As leaders, we need to recognize we are working from a lagging scorecard and need to go in and learn, develop our team, and move forward.