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We, as leaders, make a big mistake sometimes, and when we fall prey to this mistake, it spreads throughout our organization. I’m going to tell you what this mistake is, why it happens, and how to fix it, in less than 400 words. Are you ready? The Mistake We frame our customer relationships as solely […]

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Remarkable TV: A Millenial Reversal

by Kevin Eikenberry on April 14, 2014

in Developing Others, Leadership, Learning, Video

If you lead millennials, if you work with millennials, if you are a millennial…you’ll want to watch this! As leaders, it’s our job to recognize and accept the generational differences in the workplace. And, we will be more successful when we leave labels out of the workplace and treat everyone equally – as human beings. Stop […]

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I was waiting for a workshop to begin this week in Kansas City, Missouri when I looked out the window at a tree that was just starting to bud. Except for the small branch right up against the window, which was far beyond budding – it was in full bloom. Picture it – a full […]

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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

by Kevin Eikenberry on April 13, 2014

in Books, Influence, Leadership, Learning

By Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover Here is part of this book’s description from the back cover: Hooked is a guide to building products people can’t put down. Written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and people eager to learn more about the things that control our behaviors, this book gives readers: – Practical […]

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This picture won’t mean much to you, but to the small group I spent two days with in Houston this week, it means a lot.  On the morning of the first day of our intimate training session on Coaching, the group had consumed our entire carafe of water pretty early.  When the staff came in […]

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How do I get my people to do more? How do I motivate the chronic underachiever? The answer is: it all starts with you… People achieve based on their expectations and choices. If you want them to achieve more, change their expectations. @KevinEikenberry (Click to Tweet It) Check out our Remarkable Leadership workshop here. Check […]

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You may have seen the story on 60 Minutes, or seen the stories throughout the media all week. There has been a big conversation about the idea that the Stock Market is being “rigged” by high frequency trading. That is the thesis of the new book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis. […]

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By Deb Calvert If you are looking at the cover of this book and seeing “for professional sellers” you might be ready to stop reading. Don’t. This book is written from the perspective of people in a selling position, but think about this for a second. Do you want to improve your relationships? Asking better […]

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When you first read today’s quotation, you may be thinking “look at that guy’s hair.” Hopefully you can get past that and read the words. You may have heard this one before, but I hope to help you see it in at least a somewhat new light. Let’s get on with the happiness . . […]

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The number of assessment tools available to us is enormous (and growing). And while they are all useful, most miss the real goal and aren’t as valuable as they could be. Here’s what you could be missing… Learning about DISC? Focus more on the style of others and how to communicate with them than on […]

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