What if I Don’t Love My Job?

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Hi, I’m Kevin Eikenberry, answering the questions that new leaders ask us. Actually, it’s our goal to help all leaders be more [...]

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The Right Answer Myth

Almost all of my educational background and much of my early professional work focused on finding the right answer to problems. I was encouraged and rewarded for finding [...]

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Why Your First Leadership Role is Your Toughest

The bad news is that being a leader is one of the most complex jobs on the planet, at least if you want to do it well. The [...]

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How Important are Habits to a New Leader?

You've got questions and we've got answers. Hi, I'm Kevin. I am very answering the questions that new leaders ask us. Actually, it's our goal to help all [...]

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Building Confidence as a Coach

As a new leader or supervisor, one of the skills you might have the least experience with is coaching others.  While we have lots of resources to help [...]

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Helping Your Frontline Leaders Succeed

Everyone talks about the importance of leadership in any organization – and rightfully so. But there is far more talk than action. And often, when organizations invest time [...]

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Five (More) Reasons You Need to Delegate

Delegation concept. Silhouettes drawn on sheets and arrows. One of the first pieces of advice you likely received when you became a leader was that you need to [...]

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The Case for (and Against) Leadership Kindness

I decided I wanted to write about leadership kindness, but before I began, I went to several social media channels and asked: Do you want a leader who [...]

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Coaching Conversations that Create Accountability

Leaders often mistake accountability as a club they can use to go after people who don’t perform well. Having experienced a hold-people-accountable management style, new supervisors then believe [...]

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No One Wins the Blame Game

You’ve seen the blame game. Something goes wrong (or not the way people wanted it to go), so they point fingers at someone else and blame them for [...]

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