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Humor that Works with (An)Drew Tarvin

Studies show 70% of the workplace is disengaged, costing $500 billion of lost productivity? Do you find these results surprising? Drew Tarvin is a self-proclaimed “Humor Engineer” and believes we should move beyond how to do a job to ow to enjoy a job for better results (more impact on the bottom line). So, should work/can work be fun? Drew joins Kevin to discuss his book, Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work. Drew shares that it’s not about the jokes or...


How Closely Are You Looking? - Thoughts From Kevin

Have you ever noticed that how closely you look at something determines what you see? As leaders, it’s really important that we look closely so that we can really understand what’s going on in our team, in our organization and in our jobs. Check out this episode to learn more about what I mean.


Partnership is the New Leadership with Ty Bennett

The workplace is changing; it’s the technology, it’s the location, it’s the diversity of the people. So, if we know the workplace is changing, we need to be thinking about how we change our leadership. Ty Bennett is an author and founder of Leadership Inc. Today he sits down with Kevin to discuss his most recent book, Partnership Is the New Leadership. Ty believes that we can no longer rely on leading from a place of authority or title. By showing up as a partner with our team, they will...


Why Customers Leave with David Avrin

Today’s mindset is different. Today everyone is good or the online reviews would drive them out of business. So, it’s not enough to have quality, care, or compassion. Your competitive advantage will be how you deliver your product better, faster, or more convenient. David Avrin is the author of Why Customers Leave (and how to win them back). David and Kevin discuss the book and how it illuminates some of the blind spots we have in how we work with customers. Leaders miss some things and...


Becoming the New Boss with Naphtali Hoff

When you take on a new leadership role, it is both exciting and a bit scary. There are new responsibilities and your relationships with colleagues’ changes, especially if you have been promoted within. Today Kevin is joined by Naphtali Hoff, President of Impactful Coaching & Consulting and author of Becoming the New Boss. They discuss everything related to that new leadership role. From those crucial first months to finding a mentor to building relationships. Naphtali shares mistakes and...


The Dangers of Expertise - Thoughts from Kevin

We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are. And while there’s no question that knowledge truly is power, sometimes…as leaders…there is danger in expertise. I’ll explain three dangers that we all must be aware of in order to be more successful.


Mission-Driven Leadership with Mark Bertolini

There are events in our lives that shape us. Events that make us think and re-think the way we do things. Mark Bertolini is no exception. Mark is the former chairman and CEO of Aetna and author of Mission-Driven Leadership: My Journey as a Radical Capitalist. He sits down with Kevin to share his stories; a child diagnosed with cancer, which made him a consumer of the health care industry and a ski accident, which forced him to ask for “help”. These events changed his perspective and he...


Are Your Inputs Supporting the Outputs You Want? - Best of Facebook Live

Today I am challenging you to think about your inputs - are they feeding you what you most need? One great input? Sign up for our masterclass Video series - The Journey to Remarkable Leadership -


How Do You Receive a Compliment? - Thoughts from Kevin

Have you ever downplayed a compliment? Tried to pass it off or re-direct the conversation when you’ve been given one? Today I am pointing out some very valuable leadership lessons from a compliment (and the response to this compliment) that I recently overheard. I’ll also give you a very simple 3-step process to help you receive compliments better in the future.


The Efficiency Paradox with Edward Tenner

If we rely on algorithms and technology to make us more efficient, our own skills atrophy. Kevin sits down with Edward Tenner, author of Our Own Devices, Why Things Bite Back, and most recently The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do. As a historian of sorts, Edward tries to understand where we are today and asks the questions we need to think about the future. In The Efficiency Paradox, Edward looks at our technology boom and the downside of a good thing. Although our access to...


A Leadership Lesson From The Wizard of Oz - Best from Facebook Live

Why gossip and worry start and how to deal with it as a leader. (You can learn more about this at


Raising the Communication Bar - Thoughts from Kevin

Communication is hard. I know, it’s likely not a surprise to you. And it’s certainly no surprise to us – communication is consistently one of the biggest challenges that we hear about from leaders. And in this episode, I am going to help you (and your team) be a better communicator by raising the communication bar with five simple tips.


Leading Customer Loyalty with Sandy Rogers

There is a big difference between satisfaction with a product/service/organization and loyalty. Loyalty shows an emotional commitment. When someone is loyal, they promote for you. Sandy Rogers co-author of Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion and the leader of FranklinCovey's Loyalty Practice. He chats with Kevin about the book and although much has been written about loyalty, this book provides simple, applicable principles, practices and a proven process for earning...


How Are You Different Than You Were Six Months Ago? - Best of Facebook Live

How are you different than you were six months ago? Let's talk about that question and give you a better answer six months from now. Learn more:


What Do You Expect? - Thoughts from Kevin

Have you ever been disappointed? Frustrated? Maybe even annoyed? And then maybe you said (rather cynically), “Well, what did you expect?” It’s probably unlikely that there are many of us who can say we haven’t asked this question once or twice in our lives… So in today’s episode, I’m sharing a much more valuable and productive question that you can be asking.


The Connectors Advantage with Michelle Tillis Lederman

Studies show that 92% of people trust referrals and you are four times more likely to buy from someone who was referred. This makes sense to Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact. In her early career, she realized that relationships are critical to your success, health, and happiness. However, this isn’t all about the warm fuzzies. Connectors have a certain way of thinking and acting that enables stronger connections....


Do You Choose Compliance or Commitment? - Best of Facebook Live

I'm talking about a critical choice leaders must make, one that many never even consider. Compliance or commitment? Which do you have, and which do you want? Let's talk about what they are and why one is the best choice! Learn more at:


Three Great Words of Encouragement - Thoughts from Kevin

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to record a video course with some great people at LinkedIn Learning. And while the process that I go through each week here on Remarkable TV has grown and improved significantly over the years, my time at LinkedIn Learning was quite different. For one, it was a truly professional studio and I had an actual Producer who was with me throughout the process. And my Producer had three little words that she repeated many times throughout the day that...


How to Think Like Amazon with John Rossman

John Rossman is a former Amazon executive, who launched and scaled the Marketplace business, which now accounts for more than 50 percent of all units sold at In his current role, he is often asked “How did Amazon do this?” or “Why did Amazon do it this way?” As such he decided to write, Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader. John and Kevin discuss the book and he draws upon his experience at Amazon to show you how you can think differently about business and...


Leadership Development Starts Here - Best of Facebook Live

I'm talking today about a foundational leadership development principle, but one people miss, forget, or falsely assume is covered. Learn more about The Journey to Remarkable Leadership: