Author Archive | Kevin Eikenberry

How to Keep the NFL From Punting Your Productivity

Welcome to the new NFL season. If you are a fan, you know how it feels. There is excitement and anticipation. You’ve been looking forward to this day for months. Finally, football. There is little doubt that the National Football League is the national pastime of our country. And while it is an enjoyable pastime, […]

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Twin Lessons From Your July 4th Barbecue

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and in the United States that means fireworks, parades, and lots more. But most of all it seems to mean backyard barbecues – and more food than we need. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2012 Independence Day survey conducted by BIGinsight, 67.6 percent of Americans will […]

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Training Leaders Before It is Their Turn To Lead

Part of my team and I are exhibiting at the American Society of Training and Development International Conference in Denver this week. Yesterday, as a part of the conversations we had with participants, several asked if we provide training for people to prepare them for supervisory/leadership roles before they get those jobs. As we debriefed […]

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To Learn You Must . . .

Last Friday I posted a “Final Four” of learning quotations, and asked readers to vote on their favorite. Last night the Men’s national basketball champion was crowned, and this morning the winner of the Final Four of Learning will be announced. Right here, right now. In a very close race conducted via comments, emails and […]

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Your Values in Action

Last week, my son Parker was telling me about an exercise he completed in one of his college courses. Students were asked to list the most important things and people in their lives in various categories. During the course of the exercise, they were continually asked to take one item away. One by one, important […]

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It’s Your Choice

I didn’t remember who Harry Browne was, or that he ran for U.S. President as the Libertarian candidate in both 1996 and 2000. When I read his quotation though, I knew I wanted to share it with you. I hope you choose to read on . . . “You don’t have to buy from anyone. […]

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Criticism, Reconsidered

We’ve all been criticized, and we have all leveled criticism at others, both directly and indirectly. This week, I ran across a quote that expresses my personal opinion about this topic extremely effectively. And, just because it is my philosophy, doesn’t mean I always live it very well. . . which is why I am […]

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When Are You At Your Best?

One of the first and most influential inspirational speakers I learned of and learned from was Earl Nightingale. Today I reread one of his profound quotations . . . “We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve […]

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