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Kevin Eikenberry

Our Philosophy

We run our business based on our philosophy. We hire new team members and partner with colleagues who believe in this philosophy. We attract Clients who believe in our philosophy.

And that philosophy is that everyone and every organization has extraordinary potential; and investments of time, energy, and money are required for the potential to be realized.

Learning is an active ongoing process, not a passive one-time event.

Learning, work, and life should be fun. If we are doing it right, work (and learning) is play. Principles matter. While we will always be innovative and look for new ways to solve problems, we know that simple, elegant and timeless principles work and we won’t waver from our belief in and application of those principles.


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Full Bio

Recently named one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World by Inc.com, Kevin Eikenberry is a leadership expert, two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer and coach.

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin’s specialties include leadership, teams and teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning and more.

Kevin’s philosophy in business and in life is that every person and every organization have extraordinary potential. Investments of time, energy, focus and money are required for that potential to be realized. He believes learning is an active, ongoing process, not a passive, one-time event. Learning, work and life should be fun; and, if we are doing it right, work (and learning) is play.

He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms, universities, government agencies, hospitals, and more. His client list includes the American Red Cross, A & W Canada, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Cirque du Soleil, John Deere, Purdue University, Sears Canada, Shell, Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Mint, Verizon and many more.

He is the developer of the several training workshops including Remarkable Leadership, Remarkable Coaching, Bud to Boss and Communicating for Results – all offered in both public and in-house versions across North America.

He is the bestselling author of Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time (Jossey-Bass Publishing 2007), Vantagepoints on Learning and Life (Dog Ear Publishing 2006), and #LeadershipTweet: 140 Bite Sized Ideas to Help You Become the Leader You Were Born to Be (Happy About, 2009). He is the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2011) and a contributing author to The Handbook of Experiential Learning (2007), Masters of Sales (2007), 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life (2006) and the best-selling Walking with the Wise (2003). Kevin has been a contributor to thirteen Training and Development Sourcebooks since 1997 and also produced a series of workshop modules based on his Remarkable Leadership book, offered through Pfeiffer and Associates (2010).

Kevin’s weekly e-newsletter, Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, is read by more than 22,000 worldwide, and his Leadership and Learning Blog has been recognized on several occasions as one of the best leadership blogs in the world.

Kevin’s writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, trade journals and websites from around the world. He is a frequent contributor to SmartBrief, Business Insider and WNIT’s Business Outlook, and has been a guest on more than 100 radio shows.

As a speaker, Kevin gives keynotes for organizations and non-profits on remarkable leadership, life-long learning, developing human potential, teams and teamwork, creativity and more. He has presented to American Dietetic Association, The National Institute of Health, The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), the International Society for Performance Improvement, the National Association for Experiential Learning, the American Society for Training and Development, the International Society for Performance Improvement, and many more.

Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up on a Michigan farm, Kevin says he learned some of his most important leadership lessons working with his father. Kevin earned a B.S. with honors from Purdue University, collects antique John Deere tractors, is an avid reader, and loves his family and his Boilermakers!


Books

Remarkable Leadership

TITLE: Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time
AUTHOR: Kevin Eikenberry
PUBLISHER: Jossey-Bass
DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 17, 2007
RETAIL PRICE: $24.95 US (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 078799619X
ISBN-13: 978-0787996192
PAGES: 288

Remarkable Leadership

Remarkable Leadership is a practical handbook written for anyone who wants to hone the skills needed to become an remarkable leader.

This book outlines a framework and a mechanism for both learning new things and applying current knowledge in a thoughtful and practical way. It provides a guide through the most important leadership competencies, offers a proven method for learning leadership skills, and shows approaches for applying these skills in today’s multitasking and overloaded world of work. The book explores real-world concerns such as focus, limited time, incremental improvement, and how we learn.

 

From Bud to Boss

TITLE: From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership
AUTHOR: Kevin Eikenberry & Guy Harris
PUBLISHER: Jossey-Bass
DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 15, 2011
RETAIL PRICE: $24.95 US (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0470891556
ISBN-13: 978-0470891551
PAGES: 320

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From Bud to Boss, outlines practical steps new supervisors can take to face the challenges of leadership with confidence. Each section offers a chance for self-assessment and goal setting, so readers can identify their own areas for growth. As readers reflect and then act on the principles in the book, they will become more effective in their leadership roles.

 

#LEADERSHIPtweet

TITLE: #LEADERSHIPtweet Book 01: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas to Help You Become the Leader You Were Born to Be
AUTHOR: Kevin Eikenberry
PUBLISHER: THINKaha
DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 12, 2009
RETAIL PRICE: $19.95 US (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1607730626
ISBN-13: 978-1607730620
PAGES: 108

#LEADERSHIPtweet

#LEADERSHIPtweet is a small, practical handbook written for anyone who wants to hone the skills they need to become a remarkable leader. This book outlines a framework and a mechanism for both learning new things and applying current knowledge in a thoughtful and practical way. It provides a guide through the most important leadership competencies, offers a proven method for learning leadership skills, and shows approaches for applying these skills. The book explores real-world concerns such as focus, limited time, incremental improvement, and how we learn.

 

Vantagepoints On Learning And Life

TITLE: Vantagepoints On Learning And Life
AUTHOR: Kevin Eikenberry
PUBLISHER: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 18, 2005
RETAIL PRICE: $16.95 US (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1598580752
ISBN-13: 978-1598580754
PAGES: 232

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Vantagepoints on Learning and Life is a collection of essays Kevin wrote to help him reflect on everyday life situations, gain understanding and help him revisit the truest and most important lessons any of us can learn about being a growing, caring, compassionate, successful and wise human being.

 

The ASTD Management Development Handbook

TITLE: The ASTD Management Development Handbook
AUTHOR: Kevin Eikenberry (Contributor)
PUBLISHER: American Society for Training & Development
DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 1, 2012
RETAIL PRICE: $129.95 US (Hardback)
ISBN-10: 1562868241
ISBN-13: 978-1562868246
PAGES: 560

ASTD Management Development Handbook

The ASTD Management Development Handbook is a powerful and useful collection of writing covering many aspects of management in today’s business climate. Deftly edited by management expert Lisa Haneberg, The ASTD Management Development Handbook provides the best and most insightful thinking on leadership from modern management professionals who are in touch with the issues, challenges, opportunities, and dynamics present in contemporary corporate culture. These contributors, while writing in a range of styles and on a range of management- and leadership-related topics, have in common a great deal of real-world managerial experience, a passion for communicating their insights clearly, and a desire to share their cutting-edge thinking on best management practices.

 

Remarkable Leadership Facilitator’s Guide: Twelve programs for Creating Remarkable Leaders

TITLE: Remarkable Leadership Facilitator’s Guide: Twelve programs for Creating Remarkable Leaders
AUTHOR: Kevin Eikenberry
PUBLISHER: Pfeiffer
DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 25, 2010
RETAIL PRICE: $299.00 US (Loose Leaf)
ISBN-10: 0470505575
ISBN-13: 978-0470505571
PAGES: 150

Remarkable Leadership Facilitator's Guide

A cornerstone of the Remarkable Leadership approach is the belief that leaders must be continual learners, and that learning isn’t an “event,” but an ongoing process. Rather than a one- or two-day program, this program is designed as twelve 60- or 90-minute modules, one for each core Remarkable Leadership competency area (learning continually—the thirteenth competency—is integrated throughout each module). With this flexibility, training can be delivered one competency a month; selected important skills for a particular group can be targeted; and a variety of other flexible approaches can be created to meet the needs of the organization and individual leaders/learners.

This package includes the Facilitator’s Guide covering each of the 12 modules, with options for delivery in 60- or 90-minute formats, twelve separate Participant Workbooks designed to support skills development during the session and beyond, and PowerPoint slides to assist the facilitator in being successful in preparation and delivery of any/all of the modules.

 


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Kevin in the Media

See Kevin in various trade publications and journals as well as…

Globe & Mail Investor's Business Daily
The NY Post Farm & Ranch Living
Inside Indiana Business toastmaster magazine

Sample Audio

JF Interview Series: Sales Hard Talk with Jonathan Farrington
Duct Tape Marketing Podcast – Are Small Business Owners Remarkable Leaders?
Fireside Chat Podcast with Lisa Haneberg

For additional audio interviews and videos, go here.

 


What Others Are Saying…

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Interview Resources & Video

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Most Requested Speaking Topics

Rather than having a 100% pre-determined talk, Kevin always works with you and your organization to make sure that the talk is completely focused on and relevant to your audience. Knowing that, the topics below are those Kevin is most often asked to speak on.

The Leader as Coach. An important part of the leader’s role is to coach those they lead. Kevin will provide a clear picture of what it takes to coach successfully – including both mindsets and skill-sets.

Understanding Change – How to Succeed in a Rapidly-Changing World. Have an organization going through a lot of change? Kevin can work with all levels of an organization to understand how we respond to change and help people become more aware and successful in dealing with it.

What it Means to be a Change Champion. The status quo requires no leadership. That fact underlies this talk. Kevin will help leaders see their role in change effort and how they can more effectively influence any change – and tie it to the change efforts their organization is implementing.

Creating Accountability For Yourself and in Your Organization. If you are looking to create a culture of higher accountability, Kevin can provide inspiration and practical advice to help all levels of employees understand what it means, and why accountability creates success.

Employee Engagement in the Real World. Employee engagement is the holy grail in business today – and with good reason – but too often the value is lost in the hype and the buzzwords. Let Kevin help your leaders see what it really means and how to begin creating more of it in every meeting and every interaction, every day.

Developing Your Leadership Pipeline. Beyond succession planning is building a process for identifying and developing the leaders in your organization. If you are looking to maximize the potential of your organization, this talk can give you a path to a wider, fuller pipeline of talent at all organizational levels.

Moving Past Goal Setting to Goal Achievement. Goal setting is important, but stops short. In this talk, Kevin starts with goal setting but helps your teams (or just the leaders) move past goal-setting to creating an improved likelihood that the goals set will be achieved.

Creating Wowed Customers. Satisfaction isn’t enough, Delight is getting close. Kevin believes the Customer service bar should be at “Wow!” In this talk, Kevin helps you determine what “Wow!” looks like and how you can begin to deliver that to Customers – both internal and external.

Unleash Your Personal and Professional Potential. Kevin believes in the unique potential of everyone and in this talk he helps sell the audience on that potential – and helps people take action to finding and using that potential in their work and the rest of their life.

Team Time! Individual Skills for High Performance Teams. Building a team isn’t just about the team, it is about the skills of the individuals on it. Kevin can help your team build skills that will help them be less stressed and more productive as a part of a team.

The Components for True Team Building. Building a team requires more than having people who “get along”. In this fast paced talk, Kevin shares real examples from more than 20 years of working with and observing teams and provides you with a model to see where your team is and how to move it forward.

Leadership Lessons Learned on a Farm. Where you are from informs your world view and your skill set. Kevin is proud of growing up on a farm, and can share with your group the lessons he learned on a farm and how they relate to leading the people in your organization every day.