Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Be a Remarkable Leader

Extraordinary potential exists in all of us. With the right environment, resources, skills and knowledge, ‘ordinary’ people can produce extraordinary results.

Kevin Eikenberry is an American author, speaker and trainer. He has a B.S. from Purdue University. He is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group. He was named an Outstanding Alumnus of Purdue University, and he was the Distinguished Agricultural Alumni from Purdue University. He is also author of the Best Selling book Remarkable Leadership, and I am proud to report that he will be our keynote speaker in St. Louis later this month.

I first heard Kevin speak at the annual leadership summit for the American Marketing Association in Chicago last year and was delighted when he agreed to present at our conference. Kevin is a busy guy and continues to write, coach and do public speaking gigs.

The topic of what makes a remarkable leader is a fascinating one. Some would argue that there are natural born leaders in history and indeed today, and maybe that is true. But, the essence of Kevin’s message is that certain core skills of remarkable leaders can be learned. His book discusses each in some detail. The core competencies of a remarkable leader are as follows:

  • Learns Continually
  • Champions Change
  • Communicates Powerfully
  • Develops Others
  • Builds Relationships
  • Focuses on Customers
  • Influences with Impact
  • Thinks Innovatively
  • Values Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Solves Problems and Makes Decisions
  • Takes Responsibility/Accountability
  • Manages Projects and Processes Successfully
  • Sets Goals and Supports Goal Achievement

Kevin often uses this as his signature sign-off salutation to his blogs and correspondence.

You are Remarkable!

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