The Kingsley Grant Show: Where Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Skills Intersect

The Kingsley Grant Show: Where Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Skills Intersect

By Kingsley Grant - EQ Speaker
Help Leaders rapidly turn around toxic work environments. The one-skill that makes the difference is Emotional Intelligence (EI/EQ).

Research shows that EQ is a higher indicator of success than IQ. How well we recognize and regulate our emotions is key to our success.

This emotional intelligence podcast includes interviews with leaders, business owners, HR managers, and emotional intelligence experts.

The works of Daniel Goleman, Travis Bradberry, John Maxwell, and others will be discussed.

Get featured book: The Emotelligent Leader - Succeed Where Others Failed -- amzn.to/2JH29i2
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KGS201 | Create A World Class Culture To Attract The Right People And Repel The Wrong People By Tristan White and Kingsley Grant
+++ MAKE IT WORLD CLASS +++ What would you label as world-class in your life? A romantic relationship? A friendship? Someone, you admire? A leader? A working environment?  Is "I wish" your response to this statement and is it met with a sigh or a rolling of the eyes? Using this combination of words signifies that there is something good taking place in your life. Right? Who would not want a world-class "something or someone" in their life? I would and in some cases, I have a few. What if you could create a world-class culture that attracts the right people around you while at the same time, repel the wrong people, would you want to know how? In this episode, our guest - Tristan White - takes us on a journey of how he was able to build such a culture, wrote a book on the subject, and as a result seen incredible results in his business.  ++++++++++++++ Who is TRISTAN WHITE? TRISTAN is the founder & CEO of The Physio Co, a unique healthcare business that not only ranked #1 on BRW’s list of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work but has made that list for 10 consecutive years. Tristan believes we spend such a huge part of our lives working, that we have to find a way to enjoy it. He is passionate about sharing what he’s learned through his blog and podcast, as well as through speaking opportunities at conferences and corporate events around the globe. In his book “Culture is Everything,” Tristan shares his system for building a great place to work. Contact Tristan: Website: tristanwhite.com.au ++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
40:55
July 29, 2020
KGS200 | Become A More Likable and Effective Leader With These 5 Leadership Lessons From My Podcast Journey by Kingsley Grant
+++ LESSONS FROM THE JOURNEY +++ Life is indeed a journey. Some people's journey seems smoother than others. But no two journeys are alike. Would you agree with that? One of the journeys I have been on is in the world of podcasting. If you've never done a podcast, you will still be able to relate with these lessons that I've learned over doing years of podcasting.  However, this new shoe - The Kingsley Grant Show - is fairly new in that it was started in March 2019. To have done 200 episodes means is a significant achievement in the world of podcasting. Normally, a podcast show, following the most-used industry-standard of once-per-week, would have just done a little over 100 episodes in 2 years. Here, I've doubled that in less than two years. To me, that's a heck of achievement with a number of lessons learned. In this episode, you'll discover 5 Leadership Lessons That will make you a more likable and effective leader within the context you are leading. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
39:45
July 21, 2020
KGS199 | Insights From Leadership Expert On How To Get More Done By Simply Doing What You Already Know with Laura Noel and Kingsley Grant
+++ DO WHAT YOU KNOW +++ How often have you felt like you need to know just a little more to accomplish a task or start something new? There is that "something" in all of us that makes us feel like we don't know enough or simply are inadequate. Add to that the imposter syndrome that makes us worry that we will be found out for not being what we have "claimed" to be. These feelings and thinking can truly mess with our confidence and negatively impact our job performance. But we don't have to stay that way or be held hostage to these feelings.  In this episode, leadership expert Laura Noel shares with us how to do what we know by shifting our beliefs and creating a framework that helps us to confidently take a step towards effective leadership. Who is Laura Noel? LAURA NOEL is a Certified Proctor Gallagher Coach and a 27-year military leader who helps high-performers live empowered, fulfilling lives all while achieving their highest potential. If you’re like most high-performing leaders, you’re tired of being pulled in multiple directions with zero time left for yourself. She helps leaders focus on what really matters, so they can stop feeling out of control, become more effective with their time, and spend more time discovering doing what they love. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
27:31
July 14, 2020
KGS198 | How Todays Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success Even During Times of Upheaval by Peter Kozodoy and Kingsley Grant
+++ HONESTY: STILL THE BEST POLICY +++ One of the virtues of life that were drilled into me and my siblings while growing up is this maxim: Honesty is the best policy! I must confess that I've not always lived up to this ideal. How about you? We don't have to look very far to experience dishonesty around us. The media lies to us. Our national, state and local government leaders lie to us. Family members and friends lie to us. It's all around.  But what should we do about it? Should we do as the "Romans" do? How should we lead those we have the privilege of leading? In this episode, our guest - Peter Kozodoy - will share with us how to use brutal honesty to achieve massive success and reap additional benefits. ++++++++++++++++   Who is Peter Kozodoy? PETER KOZODOY is a TEDx speaker, serial entrepreneur, author of Honest to Greatness: How Today's Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success. He currently serves as the CEO of Stradeso and the Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising. Peter’s largest business has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, and his articles on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship have appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post, and more. He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Find out more about Peter: https://peterkozodoy.com/about +++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... PS: Don't forget to take a look in the mirror.
41:42
July 7, 2020
KGS197 - The Most Important Leadership Skill For Today Summed Up In Two Words That You Wished You Had Learned But Now You Can by Kingsley Grant
+++ WISH NO MORE +++ Do you ever look back at a period of your life where you wished you knew what you know now or had learned then? I know I have on several occasions. I realize that I had to let go of that wish-I-had-known-moment because if not, it could lead to feelings of depression. This is sometimes true when you said or did something and then afterward wished you had not. What if you knew a skill that could get you different results in almost any situation you find yourself where you have to make a decision? In today's episode, you will discover a skill that is summed up in two words that will help you in decision making, relationship management, and work performance. What are they? You have to listen to this episode to hear them discuss within a context that makes sense. You will also discover a simple way to implement them within your organization/workplace. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
32:20
June 30, 2020
KGS196 | How To Successfully Navigate Black Lives Matter All Lives Matter and What Really Matters Within The Workplace by Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S TRICKY +++ Have you ever tried to please everyone? How did that work out? Here's a quote that I've kept close to me: you can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time. Another quote that I really like is: "Some will, some won't, so what? Next!" Another ending that I've also seen and liked is, "... someone else is waiting." Even though I've held these quotes close to me, it's not as easy, at least for me, to put them into action. I used to want everyone to always like me but I've realized over time that it's an impossible feat. I've learned to be okay with it but it's not my default. So, I did my best to avoid certain sticky topics or situations that might require me to confront or take decisive action that more than likely will offend or hurt someone. You could say that's my conflict avoidance self acting out at that time. It's tricky. Right? So what should you do as a leader when all around you there is a movement on the way under the umbrella of Black Lives Matter to get rid of racism? Add to that the tension between those who believe All Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter. What should you do? In this episode, you'll hear a direct, bold, and uncompromising straight talk on the matter about what really matters. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
44:08
June 23, 2020
KGS195 | How To Handle The Issue Of Racism Within Your Organization Without Joining The Cancel Culture Movement by Kingsley Grant
+++ HOT TO HANDLE +++ There was a game I played a few times called Hot Potatoes. Have you ever played it? It was mainly done in a circle. Someone would have a ball and throw it to anyone in the circle but they must first call out the other person's name. It is a team-building activity. The point is to handle the ball like a hot potato and try to get rid of it as quickly as you can. If the leader shouted out "hot potato," the person's hand that the ball was in last, is out of the game.  As time goes on, the circle shrinks until there are two people left.  They would go back and forth until the lone-survivor remains standing and obviously, declared the winner. Even though the topic of today's episode isn't about a winner, the principle of how to handle a hot potato, is very relevant and you'll see why as you listen to this episode. The topic of racism can be a hot topic that if not handled properly, can leave severe "burn" scars.  The question is, how do you handle it? That's what you'll hear in today's episode. You'll discover a number of DOs and DON'Ts. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
34:52
June 19, 2020
KGS194 | 3 Characteristics Of Resilient Leaders Who Successfully Steer Their Organization To Become Better And Stronger After A Crisis by Jennifer Eggers and Kingsley Grant
+++ RETHINK RESILIENCY ++ + When you hear the word resiliency, what comes to your mind? If you are like me you are probably thinking of someone or an organization that rebounded from a space where everything seemed dark and scary.  But, does being able to do so,  require certain skills, or is it entirely luck? Is there a framework that can be used to ensure success? In today's episode, our guest- Jennifer Eggers - is going to surprise us with a new perspective on resiliency but also share with us 3 characteristics of resilient leaders that you'll find quite interesting and insightful. ++++++++++++++++++++ Who is Jennifer Eggers? JENNIFER EGGERS is a managing partner at LeaderShift Insights Inc., a firm known for helping leaders dealing with disruptive change who want to increase their organization’s capacity to adapt so they can emerge stronger and more effective faster. A consultant, coach, best-selling author, and speaker, Jennifer has a passion for creating alignment and resilience so your team can do more with what you already have. She is a masterful facilitator known for creating shared agendas and unraveling tough issues that hinder results. With over 20 years of Coaching Experience, Jennifer has coached entire leadership teams as well as officers and directors of many Fortune 500 companies. Her book, Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back is an international bestseller. Jennifer is a former Partner with Cambridge Leadership Group, Vice-President, Leadership Development & Learning for Bank of America, and has held several other senior roles in Learning, Organization & Leadership Development at AutoZone and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Contact Jennifer: www.leadershiftinsights.com ++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
42:20
June 12, 2020
KGS193 | 5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale Even When They Are Working Remotely by Kingsley Grant
+++ NEVER FAILS +++ One thing I know and it's this when morale is high, almost everything else is high. Things seem to just fall in place. Has this been your experience as well? Have you ever worked in an environment where morale is low? Could you tell by what you saw or heard? I know I could.  And the times I did, it wasn't nice. You only had to take one look around and you could tell right away. You could literally feel it. It wasn't good. However, I've also been in settings where morale was high and need I say more. It was like night and day. And that is why in this episode you will discover 5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale Even When They Are Working Remotely. Take a listen and see which of these 5 you saw or heard and which ones you would implement to increase morale in your environment. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
40:01
June 10, 2020
KGS192 | This One Question Will Inspire and Motivate Your People To Be More Engaged And Do Great Work by Bryan Goodell and Kingsley Grant
+++ 4 EARS +++ Riddle me this, riddle me that: What has four ears, snaps together, and brings comfort? You might as well give up because you're not going to solve this riddle. So let me tell you what it is. It's a company. You might be feeling confused by thinking, what does this have to do with the title of this podcast? Everything. Because you'll be hearing from the founder and CEO of the company who saw a problem, found a solution, and is leading his team to be the leader in PPE accessory space. In this episode, you'll hear from Brian Goodell, the founder of 4-Ears and BibBoards, which specializes in making snaps that make mask-wearing a much more comfortable experience, especially for frontline workers. Who is Brian Goodell? +++++++++++++++++++ BRIAN GOODELL … ... is the Founder of BibBoards and 4Ears with expertise in eCommerce, athletics, promotional products, and PPE medical supplies. He specializes in communicating a vision of marketable ideas in the marketplace, while simultaneously building teams capable of getting the job done. Brian co-invented a patented smokeless tobacco accessory called DipTops, building a brand and national distribution network around it, leading to product placement in over 30,000 retail locations around the country. He is passionate about inventing new products, with the recent invention of 4Ears PPE for healthcare workers. Connect with Brian: https://bibboards.com/pages/face-mask-snaps +++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY...
44:37
June 5, 2020
KGS191 | How To Lead Proactively During Times Of Racial Tension And Help Your People Safely Process Their Emotions by Kingsley Grant
+++ LEAD OR BE LED +++ When leaders put their heads in the sand and act as if "Rome isn't burning" around them, they fail to lead. When leaders hope that "this" will just go away, they have another surprise coming. When leaders fail to listen to the silence or the noise of their people, they set themselves up for a long hot "summer." These actions of leadership are not strategies. So, what should leaders do instead? In this episode, you will discover 3 Do's and 2 Don'ts of leadership during times of racial tension or any other tension for that matter. These Do's and Don'ts will help your people safely process their emotions and you as a leader, will be better for it. Everyone will be better for it! Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
27:29
June 2, 2020
KGS190 | Which Of These 5 Benefits Of Effective Communication Does Your Team Need Right Now by Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S MORE THAN HOW +++ Have you ever heard someone say, "it's not what you say, but how you say it?" What were your thoughts on that? Do you agree? If you agree, you're partially right. Because it is not just how you say it, but when, where, and why.  You can say something the right way that needed to be said but you chose the wrong timing, which can undo all your best efforts. Right? Also, where you say it is also very important.  One of the places that saying the right thing at the right time in the right way and for the right reason is needed, is in the workplace.  How often has a leader failed at this with disastrous consequences? In this episode, you'll discover 5 benefits that your team would do well simply by learning how to be an effective communicator. You'll also hear what being an effective communicator means. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
33:01
May 23, 2020
KGS189 | 5 Reasons Why Emotelligence Is The Most Critical Skill Needed To Successfully Rebound From Covid19 Pandemic by Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S EMOTELLIGENCE TIME +++ There was and maybe still is, a popular commercial that has to do with a beer, which I won't mention here because I'm not being paid to promote them. The popular phrase would go like this: "It's (name of the beer) Time!" The point of the commercial was that this beer is what you need for special times. We are in special times because of Covid19, wouldn't you say? It's unprecedented.  There is so much we don't know and will not know anytime soon. It's almost, "learn as you go." However, there is one thing you cannot afford to "learn as you go" when it comes to successfully rebounding from this pandemic. It's the skill of emotelligence. Maybe you've never heard this word before, or maybe you have. Either way, you've got to listen to this episode of The Kingsley Grant Show as I share the 5 Reasons Why Emotelligence Is The Most Critical Skill Needed To Successfully Rebound From Covid19 Pandemic. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
37:09
May 19, 2020
KGS188 | Why The Best Leaders Use Coaching To Inspire People To Do Great Work And How You Can Too by Sarah Wirth and Kingsley Grant
+++ MORE TO IT +++ Have you ever read or listened to a story and felt there was more to it than what you read or heard? When I first heard and read about coaching, I really thought that it wasn't for me.  Actually, I didn't see the purpose of it. The only reference I had of coaching, was in the area of sports.  Fast forward to today. I now wonder how can a person who aspires for greatness, do without a coach. Think about the likes of Tiger Woods, Lebron James, the late Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and so many others. There is one thing that is true of all these people ... they all had coaches. In this episode, our guest - Sarah Wirth, discusses how leaders can become more effective at leading when they choose the coaching path to help their team be more successful.  ++++++++++++++++++ Who is Sarah Wirth? SARAH WIRTH is the President of EcSell Institute, the world's first and only organization to measure and quantify leadership effectiveness. She is considered one of the world's foremost authorities in metric-based performance coaching and growth. Her book, The Coaching Effect, coauthored by EcSell Institute CEO Bill Eckstrom, helps leaders at all levels understand the necessity of challenging people out of their comfort zone to create high-growth organizations. Contact Sarah: https://www.ecsellinstitute.com/ ++++++++++++++++++ P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
38:29
May 8, 2020
KGS187 | Amazon VP Quits A Toxic Work Environment During COVID19 Crisis And Shares These 5 Leadership Lessons by Kingsley Grant
+++ WHAT'S YOUR PRICE +++ What would you do if you stand to lose $1MM by quitting your job? What would you do if you would end up losing the best job you've had to date by quitting? Would you quit or would you stay? The bottom line is, what is your price? We all have a price. Given the right set of circumstances or opportunities, most of us will do things we would not do under normal circumstances. Am I right? In this episode, you will hear about an Amazon VP who quit his job that he loved - his best job yet - knowing he will more than likely lose out on a salary of about one million dollars pre-tax income. The 5 lessons you hear mentioned, were derived from the blog he wrote about his decision, entitled: Bye, Amazon. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
41:58
May 7, 2020
KGS186 | How To Lead Like A Pro In Crisis Without Changing Who You Are by Melissa Lamson with Kingsley Grant
+++ LEAN ON ME +++ Musical artist Bill Withers penned and sung the widely popular song: "Lean On Me." Do you remember it? Here are some of the lyrics: "Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on For it won't be long 'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on" The message behind the song is that at one point in your life, you're gonna need someone to lean on. This could not be more true than in times of crisis.  Leaders have a golden opportunity to shine as they become that person their people can lean on.  Unfortunately, some leaders won't be chosen by their people because they do not find them trustworthy to lean on. In this episode, our guest Melissa Lamson, shares with us how leaders can become better at making themselves dependable so that their people will lean on them. +++++++++++++++ Melissa Lamson is the CEO of Lamson Consulting. She works with leaders to elevate their skills, grow their company, and create inclusive workplaces. Melissa has founded companies in Europe and the US, has clients and worked on projects in over 40 countries, and has authored 6 books. Throughout her career, she has helped build strong leadership cultures, developed manager and leadership learning programs from the ground up, and acquired first-hand knowledge of several leading industries, including the latest advancements in AI. Contact: https://lamsonconsulting.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissalamson/ FREE PDF DOWNLOADS from her website +++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY...
38:23
May 5, 2020
KGS185 | Create A Results Oriented Work Environment That Successfully Achieves The Objectives Of The Organization by Kevin Gyolai and Kingsley Grant
+++ RESULTS PLEASE +++ Have you ever been to the doctor and he or she sent you to do some blood work to rule out some concerns? If you've done that, how quickly do you want the results? A year later? A month later? Or as soon as possible (ASAP)? If you are like me, which I believe you are, you want it ASAP.  Who wants to wait for any unnecessary length of time? This is becoming more of a trend in the area of work where employers are looking for people that can get them the result they are looking for. And it's understandable. Therefore, becoming a person who delivers results makes you more of an attractive candidate for companies looking to hire people.  However, not everyone is capable of creating a Results-Only Work Environment satisfactorily. In this episode, our guest Kevin Gyolai takes us behind the scenes and helps us understand how to best do so plus a 30-day roadmap. +++++++++++++++++++ Who is Kevin Gyolai? KEVIN GYOLAI is the President of Gyolai Consulting, a boutique consulting firm based in Edina, MN. Gyolai Consulting helps entrepreneurs AND BUSINESSES dramatically improve their remote operations, make more money, and create the work-life blend that is right for them and their people. Kevin is passionate about alleviating entrepreneurial suffering and is the creator of HARMONY--an operating system for business and life. Contact Kevin: www.gyolai.com @KGyolai on twitter +++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
44:57
April 28, 2020
KGS184 | Manage Your Emotions Now Or Face The Consequences Later Says World Leading Expert On Facial Coding Dr Dan Hill with Kingsley Grant
+++ OR ELSE +++ In what context do you remember first hearing these words - or else? My first introduction to those words was through my parents especially my dad. It was a warning; a threat. But it was not one that my siblings or I  wanted to know what it meant. We knew.  It was where our butt and a belt coincided.  You too? So now, when I use these words, that's the image I have in my mind; one of pain.  This pain is not exclusive to my situation. Many leaders today are feeling the "pain" of simply not managing their emotions well. It is happening the world over. In this episode, our guest Dr. Dan Hill - a leading expert on facial coding /expressions driven by emotions, helps us understand how to best avoid letting our emotions rule the day. Two of the emotions that he highlights among others are anger and happiness. ++++++++++++++++++++ Who is Dr. Dan HIll? Dr. DAN HILL is the founder and president of Sensory Logic, Inc, which pioneered the use of facial coding in business in order to capture and quantify emotional dynamics. The company has done work for over 50% of the world's top 100 B2C companies and has 7 U.S. patents related to facial coding scoring techniques. Dan has spoken to audiences in over 25 countries, has published 8 books, and his numerous media appearances included front-page coverage in The New York Times. ++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
40:29
April 23, 2020
KGS183 | 5 Proven Keys to Lead a High-Performing Remote Work Force During and After A Crisis by Kingsley Grant
+++ SHOW UP +++ Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by someone's behavior? Could it be that that person was only waiting for the chance to show how capable they truly were given the chance? It has happened to me on many occasions. When I saw or heard what the person in question did or said, I was blown away. I underestimated them.  This is what I believe is happening across the world with people being asked to work remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Employees are stepping up their game because they are not in an environment where they were feeling suffocated and where they weren't given the chance to show what they were truly capable of. It's amazing what people can do when the "shackles" have been lifted. In this episode, you'll discover how to ride this wave, making the experience more meaningful, and still, feel like you have a team that you are leading. It could easily spiral into one-man shows, which you don't want to happen. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
30:59
April 22, 2020
KGS182 | How To Make Tough Decisions During A Crisis That Will Have Your People Applaud And Thank You Afterwards with Dr Anuj Shah and Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S TOUGH +++ Do you recall the toughest decision you ever had to make? How did it go? Did it work out as you hoped? Making decisions can sometimes be tough and tricky.  You just don't know how it will end up. This is especially true when dealing with other people whom you have no control over. They might not react to your decision as you hope they would.  Decision making can be nerve-racking for some people.  They are just not good at making decisions much less tough ones.  The decision-making process becomes more complicated during times of high stress or during times of crisis. In this episode, cardiologist Dr. Anuj Shah shares how to make tough decisions framed by empathy and how it is also good for the "heart." +++++++++++++++++++++++ Who is Dr. Anuj Shah? DR. ANUJ SHAH is a Cardiovascular Disease Specialist and the Founder and director of Apex Heart and Vascular Care. Dr. Shah has held leadership positions including Director of Vascular Interventions at Good Samaritan Hospital and Bon Secours Hospital in NY. He also served as the Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shah has been named a “Top Physician” in the 2015 edition of Leading Physician of the World and has been among the “Top Doctors of New Jersey” since 2015. He was recently featured on Healthline on Artificial Intelligence. Connect with Dr. Shah: http://www.apexheartandvascular.com +++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
38:42
April 21, 2020
KGS181 - How To Build A Strong Team And Remain That Way Even Through And After A Crisis with Sherrine Washington and Kingsley Grant
+++ KEEP IT THAT WAY +++ The stakes are higher to keep things as normal as possible when you are dealing with circumstances outside of your control. Take for example the coronavirus virus aka COVID-19. How do you keep what you've built over time the same or even improve on it when we are dealing with a pandemic; a crisis? I believe the same way we would when we experience any other kind of crisis.  A crisis is a crisis. The skills used in one can be used in another. The difference is how you adapt. In this episode, our guest - Sherrine Washington - shares with us how to do so. One of the many things she shared is that you must have the GRIT not to QUIT. Quitting is not an option. +++++++++++++++ Who is SHERRINE WASHINGTON? Sherrine is a Master Sales Coach & Trainer and Founder of Real Talk Sales Consulting. Contact her: www.realtalkselling.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/realtalksalesconsulting/ +++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
42:07
April 14, 2020
KGS180 | Remote Work: Why Some Leaders Succeed At Leading Virtual Teams And Others Don't with Randy McNeely and Kingsley Grant
+++ CLOSE THE GAP +++ Do you wish at times to be close to someone or others but where you are located makes it almost impossible? How do you feel when you are not able to do so? Moving to the United States by myself was a challenge for me in many ways. One of those ways was longing at times to be with my family and could not because of where I was and where they were. It was not pleasant, to say the least. My only methods of communication were by phone and by mail. Forget about being able to see the face of your loved ones. Thank God this has changed, yet there are still challenges. This is especially true when leaders are trying to lead their teams remotely.  How do you accomplish that task successfully? What's the secret? In this episode of The Kingsley Grant Show, our guest - Randy McNeely - shares some insights as to how to do so, in practical ways. The good news is that what he shares works for non-remote settings as well. Take a listen. +++++++++++++++++++++ Who is Randy McNeely? RANDY MCNEELY is passionate about and driven to share kindness as a way of giving back for life-changing kindness shown to him throughout his life. He is the co-founder of Kindness Hunters International (KHI) and author of The Kindness Givers' Formula - Four Steps for Making a Transformational Difference for Good. Randy is also a singer/songwriter. He is married to a lovely "Angel" as he calls her and is the parent of five children—four daughters and one son. Contact Randy: kindessgiver@randymcneely.com https://www.randymcneely.com 304-620-8380 +++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
52:02
April 7, 2020
KGS179 | Heartfelt Leadership Is The Recipe For Higher Engagement Retention Morale and Productivity with Mark Crowley and Kingsley Grant
+++ TRULY HEARTFELT +++ Have you ever heard something and one of your reactions were, "that was truly heartfelt?" For me, this happens most times at a funeral. When someone shares something from their heart about a loved one - family or friend - you know it was from their heart. There is something about the delivery and the content that just feels that way. Have you ever experienced anything like that? What about in the workplace? Have you ever had a leader share a heartfelt message that instantly connects you with them? In this episode, you will hear our guest - Mark Crowley - talk about why heartfelt speeches or better yet, leadership, is so important to increase engagement, loyalty, morale, and so much more. You'll leave wondering why some leaders are not leading this way. ++++++++++++++++++ MARK CROWLEY is an Award-Winning Pioneer in Heart-Led Leadership He is the Bestselling Author of Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century – Taught in 9 American Universities Mark is the Host of Acclaimed Lead from the Heart Podcast with an audience in 136 countries As a global speaker, Mark has keynoted for Yahoo!, A&E Network, The Young President’s Organization (YPO Global Conference), Crowe Consulting, Shaw Communications, Washington Banker’s Association, the Executive Leadership Team of the U.S. Homeland Security Department– and scores of others. Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkCCrowley Connect with him: www.markccrowley.com ++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
37:16
March 31, 2020
KGS178 | Want To Keep Your Team Motivated During Covid-19? Here Are 5 Ways To Do So by Kingsley Grant
+++ KEEP IT UP +++ Do you find it challenging to keep your motivation up during times of crisis much less to keep the spirit of others up? It can be quite a challenge ... right? Especially when some people require more of you than others and when working alone is not something they are used to. Getting the team through times like this require some ingenuity on your part and probably some outside help. Remember, you don't have to do this alone. In this episode, you will discover 5 Ways To Keep Your Team Motivated During The Covid-19 pandemic. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
32:41
March 26, 2020
KGS177 | 3 Proven Skills Of Great Leaders During Times Of Change Which One Are You Lacking by Kingsley Grant
+++ LEADING TO LAND +++ Some leaders tend to focus on the process during times of crisis but fail to focus on the outcome. "Focusing on process" kind of leadership is one that only sees what's going on around them. It's very short-sighted, to say the least. It becomes an either/or for them. They are unable to see a both/and scenario. The leaders who are able to "focus on the outcome" are those who are looking for a "better tomorrow." They take into consideration both the "landing" and what happens thereafter. It's not that they ignore or deny what's happening around them, but they are able to do both. They look at "tomorrow" to inform them how they should proceed today. Not all leaders are skilled and that is why not all leaders are great leaders. The good news is that leaders who are determined to become great leaders can learn to do this. It is a learned behavior or skill. In this episode, you will discover the 3 Proven Skills of Great Leaders that they use to lead their people during times of change or crisis and how they can be both process and outcome-focused. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
29:55
March 24, 2020
KGS176 | Why Giving Frequent Feedback And Credit To Your Team Reduces Toxicity Within The Work Environment with Patrick Van Gorder and Kingsley Grant
+++ FREELY GIVE +++ But wait there is more ... Not everything that is free ends up being helpful. Sometimes it can be downright hurtful. Life is filled with feedback.  Relationships are filled with feedback. A conversation is filled with feedback. However, have you been hurt by the "feedback" you received from someone? Some will call it constructive criticism. What is constructive about it when you are left in shreds? This happens a lot in the workplace.  Feedback, when intended to help, is delivered carefully and with heart.  We all need feedback but not all feedback is helpful. Would you agree? In this episode, our guest - Patrick Van Gorder - helps us understand the power of effective feedback and how it has worked in their business, the fastest growing business in their region. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Who is PATRICK VAN GORDER? Patrick Van Gorder is Senior Vice President of Level Agency., a digital marketing professional specializing in customer generation, His agency is the recipient of multiple Top 10 Digital Marketing Agency Awards in the Region, Inc. 500, Diamond Award for Outstanding CEO’s, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and #1 Fastest Growing Company in the Region by Pittsburgh Times “Pittsburgh 100.” Level Agency has 75 full time employees and is headquartered in Pittsburgh. Patrick frequently speaks on digital marketing including at a recent webinar with Google on the age of assistance in B2B/ high-value B2C, University of Pittsburgh Digital Marketing Institute on successful agency environments, PAPSA Conference on Digital lead nurturing in higher education, Laurel Highlands Marketing Summit on Low-Hanging ROI: Prioritizing Digital Marketing Budgets and Making Marketing Automation and AI work for you. For more information on Patrick and Level Agency, visit https://www.level.agency/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
45:55
March 19, 2020
KGS175 | New Leader Q&A: How Do I Succeed As A New Leader Even When I Do Not Have Adequate Preparation by Kingsley Grant
+++ SET UP FOR FAILURE +++ During the era of Usain Bolt, if someone had offered me a $1,000,000 to race against him in the Olympics, they would not really care about my self-esteem. I would say they're intent was to humiliate and embarrass me in front of the world. Wouldn't you agree? Now, don't agree so quickly. You could have taken your time to agree. [smile] It would be safe to say that's a set up for failure. There was no way I was going to beat him UNLESS he faked it and allowed me to do it to save face and to get a kick-back. That's what happens when people are given a leadership role without proper preparation. The sad part it happens more often than not even when it is not intentional. In this episode, you will hear one leader asking how to still succeed as a leader even when they feel like they haven't gotten adequate preparation. Listen to the answers given and see if you would agree. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
25:57
March 13, 2020
KGS174 | Manager Fired For Believing The Customer Is Always Right And Why I Agree With The Decision by Kingsley Grant
+++ EMANCIPATE YOURSELF +++ Have you ever had one of those moments where it seems like out of nowhere, a song comes to your mind that you've not heard or thought of in quite some time? Recently, I've been having some of those moments.  Today, was one of those times. As I prepared this episode of The Kingsley Grant Show, the song by the late Bob Marley - Redemption Song - came to my mind. And why it did ... You'll see why when you listen to this episode and you'll also see the connection. In this episode, I shared about an Olive Garden manager who was fired because of a "mental slavery belief" that ought to be revisited. I used "mental slavery" because that's the term Bob Marley used. You'll have to listen to get the feel of it all. I cannot adequately put it in words here. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
31:16
March 10, 2020
KGS173 | Why Leaders Must Address The Elephant in The Room Called Toxicity Before Adding More Leadership Training with Kingsley Grant
+++ ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM +++ According to Wikipedia, the term "elephant in the room" is a metaphor used to describe "an important or enormous topic, problem, or risk that is obvious or that everyone knows about but no one mentions or wants to discuss because it makes at least some of them uncomfortable or is personally, socially, or politically embarrassing, controversial, inflammatory, or dangerous" This definition captures the topic of toxicity in the workplace. It's one of those topics that is going unchecked or overlooked for one reason or another. In this episode, I share 3 reasons why this conversation is not taking place and what needs to be done. The "business as usual" approach to leadership training where the focus is more on organizational, time management, and leadership skills than toxicity, is no longer sufficient. Making detoxing a toxic work environment has to be a mandatory part of any leadership training. It has to be the priority or else it's an exercise in futility; money down the drain. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
30:23
March 5, 2020
KGS172 | 3 Steps To Simply Crush I Am Not Good Enough Thoughts And Lead Like A Pro With Michele Molitor and Kingsley Grant
+++ CRUSH IT, NOT THE BOOK +++ One of the most inspiring books that I've read a few years ago, was CRUSH IT by Gary Vaynerchuk. If you haven't read it even though it's an oldie, it's still a goodie. However, this post is not about that. It's about crushing something else. That monster called "I'm not good enough!"  Has that monster ever reared its ugly head in your life? Do you recall what it did to you at those times? I've had it, and I can tell you, it almost leaves me feeling inadequate and like an imposter.  But it doesn't have to be that way. In today's episode, our guest - Michele Molitor - helps us crush the "I am not good enough" feelings once and for all. She gives us 3 steps we can implement to do that. Take a listen Who is Michele Molitor? ++++++++++++++++++++ MICHELE MOLITOR is the founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting, Inc.,  She works with executives and entrepreneurs bringing over 25 years of experience, intuitive insights and strategic business savvy to your success. Her unique Rapid Rewiring approach is a culmination of years of study in the realms of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, organizational psychology, and Rapid Transformational Therapy, to help catalyze shifts in your thinking, and eliminate mental/emotional blocks and rapidly rewire your brain for greater confidence and success. Enhancing your capacity as a leader, to build high performing teams and exponentially increase bottom-line results. FREE eBOOK OFFERS:  Saying No With Grace and Grit: http://bit.ly/SayingNoWithGraceandGrit Tapping Into Your Power & Presence: http://bit.ly/TappingYourPowerNPresence ++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
40:53
March 3, 2020
KGS171 | Always See The Bigger PIcture Should Be The Message Of Leaders Who Want To Turn Around Toxic Work Environments With Kim Bohr and Kingsley Grant
+++ THE BIG PICTURE +++ Have you ever heard someone say, "look at the bigger picture?" Have you said it in a conversation? When you are able to look at the bigger picture, what generally tends to happen? For me, it generally changes the outcome. It forces me to zoom out from where I am to see what I would have missed had I not done that. This is true of those who find themselves in toxic work environments and most importantly for leaders who are in the best position to turn around those situations. In this episode, you are going to hear a conversation with our guest - Kim Bohr - who will help us understand how best to do so. She believes that by looking at or helping people see the bigger picture, is one of the best ways to turn around toxic work environments. ++++++++++++++++++ Who is KIM BOHR? Kim Bohr is an author, in-demand speaker, and coveted executive advisor. She is also the CEO of The Innovare Group, the firm that is known for diagnosing and repairing organizational and leadership disconnects. Kim works with both the companies and leaders to help them assess, align, and accelerate the strategic priorities that impact talent, execution, and business growth. She also works with VC-funded start-ups, mid-market companies, and progressive corporate teams often guiding the sales, marketing, and operations functions of these organizations, helping them face the fact that a Solid Strategy Won’t Survive Poor Execution. Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimbohr/ https://theinnovaregroup.com/ ++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
42:06
February 27, 2020
KGS170 | Personal Leadership Development Is Mandatory In Managing Toxic Work Environments Effectively With Catherine Sherlock and Kingsley Grant (PAIpm9lqEAg1BVi3pWLE).mp3
+++ MANDATORY GROWTH +++ "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~ Benjamin Franklin Notice the correlation? To get improvement, achievement, and success, growth is mandatory. Is that your understanding as well? I hope so. There has been no area of my life where I've experienced any measure of success without some form of growth.  Here's another quote that supports my discovery.  "Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it's almost always due to personal growth." ~ John C. Maxwell [PAUSE] Are you growing? If you are a leader and are not focused on leadership development, it's very unlikely that you'll be able to effective at leadership. In this episode, our guest Catherine Sherlock, highlights the need for growth. She uses the analogy of filling a cup to illustrate this need for growth. +++++++++++++++++++++++ Who is CATHERINE SHERLOCK? Catherine is the Founder of Higher Mindfulness, which helps people and businesses explore their potential and possibilities and breakthrough to greater levels of inner power, intelligence, emotional resilience, and energy. She works with leaders who see a bigger picture for business than just the bottom line. She is focused on elevating the leadership conversation. Website: www.highermindfulness.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinesherlock/ +++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
43:26
February 25, 2020
KGS169 | What Does Tough Love Charisma And Authoriy Have To Do With Leadership Or With You In Detoxing Toxic Work Environments By Leadership Expert Timothy Lupfer and Kingsley Grant
+++ TOUGH LOVE, YIKES +++ The very thought of these two words tough + love being together almost seems like an oddity. Should they co-exist? Some people have different views on it and I have my own thoughts, which I'll reserve for you to be the judge after listening to this episode. My guest - Timothy Lupfer - believes in tough love from a leadership perspective and how that helps effective leadership. You'll be surprised to hear what he had to say. He has a contrarian viewpoint especially when it comes to the word charisma. How does that fit into this tough-love discussion? That is something you'll also discover on this show. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Who is TIMOTHY LUPFER? Timothy Lupfer’s entire life has been a study of leadership.  After graduating first in his class at West Point and studying as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he went on to successfully command a reinforced tank battalion in combat in Desert Storm. After retiring from the army, he took his leadership skills to the private sector as an executive at R. H. Macy and Company before becoming a business consultant. He retired as a managing director from Deloitte Consulting in 2011.  Today, Tim is a speaker, writer, and independent consultant, who lends his years of leadership expertise to people looking for a more effective leadership strategy to use within their organizations. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
42:59
February 20, 2020
KGS168 | Insider Tells How He Felt Trapped And Helpless In A Toxic Work Environment With No Place To Go with Guest and Kingsley Grant
+++ FEELING TRAPPED +++ Have you ever felt trapped and helpless? Every day there are thousands of people who feel this way in relationships, at work, in school, in communities, and on and on. The sad part they don't see an end in sight. This feeling can impact one's life in drastic ways: Physically, emotionally. mentally. spiritually. and socially. The stress of it shows up in different ways. This is what my guest shares on this episode of The Kingsley Grant Show. He talks about how, for the sake of his family and the benefits of his job, he endured the most toxic work environment until he could find an exit. He has a lot more to say. If you a leader or a team member in a toxic work environment and would like to share your story, please connect with me at www.kingsleygrant.com/connect. You could also DM me on my LinkedIn page. Your story will help others see they're not the only ones going through their ordeal. It will also provide insights on how to address toxicity within the workplace. P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
39:51
February 17, 2020
KGS167 | Behind The Scenes: Get Real Stories From Real People Experiencing Toxic Work Environments With Kingsley Grant
+++ KEEPING IT REAL +++ One of the reasons why shows that take you behind the scenes such as reality shows do well, it's because we are able to connect for the most part with what we see and hear. Another reason is our curious nature. We are voyeuristic (nosy) in nature.  This is not a bad thing. I think it helps us with a better understanding of what we see and hear. And yes, I know that many of these shows are scripted for the audience. But the point is, we still like to know. In this episode, the stage is being set for future episodes that will have similar effects. What you'll hear: why the "behind the scenes" perspective an invitation being given to people who want to share their story while remaining anonymous the role of confidentiality the format of this kind of show how we're planning to produce the show Take a listen and if you're interested to come on the show to tell your story and remain anonymous, you can Direct Message me through my social media platforms @kingsleygrant or complete the short contact form at www.kingsleygrant.com/connect. This will be an experiment for the sole purpose of providing opportunities for others to see that they're not the "only one" and to provide some solutions to what can be done.
14:05
February 14, 2020
KGS166 | Learn From Your Mistakes: World's Leading Expert In Licensing Consumer Products Explains with Stephen Key and Kingsley Grant
+++ MS. TAKES +++ Have you ever made a mistake?  If you haven't, welcome to the "liars club." (Just kidding) Albert Einstein said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." This might be another reason you would not raise your hands to have made a mistake. But, to the rest of us who have made mistakes, how do you frame it when it happens? Do you see it as "the end of the world?" Maybe not that extreme, but do you call yourself names or even "kick" yourself? What if I told you that some people do not label mistakes as mistakes but as something else, would you want to know what they do instead? Okay.  In this episode, our guest - Stephen Key, will break that down for us and give us a better way of seeing and thinking about mistakes. +++++++++++++++++ Who is STEPHEN KEY? Stephen Key is the world’s leading expert in licensing consumer product ideas and a 2018-2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. He is a best-selling author and the co-founder of InventRight - a coaching program that helps people license their product ideas. He is also the author of Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent and the forthcoming Become a Professional Inventor. +++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
47:33
February 13, 2020
KGS165 | Building Ideas Together Is One Critical Way To Reduce Toxicity Within A Toxic Work Environment
+++ WHOSE IDEA IS IT +++ There's a show that I used to watch entitled: Whose line is it anyway?" I'm not sure if you ever watched or heard of it.  But the very title make it sounds that someone is responsible for or owns a certain line in the show. It would become apparent when each actor is giving a role that they had to use improv and communicate their understanding of what that line meant to them. However, they did this with the help of others. Somehow they were able to pull off a skit that for the most part, seemed as if they had some rehearsal done, when in fact they never did. They built and pieced the ideas together and were all credited for the success of the show.  Imagine, if leaders could use a similar approach to take an idea and build it out together with their team.  In this episode, our guest - Jeff Shechter, helped us understand how building ideas together can work towards reducing toxicity within a toxic work environment. Who is JEFF SHECHTER? +++++++++++++++++++++++ Jeff started his first business right out of college, and over the years, have developed sales and marketing strategies that have worked well across many industries. He’s been involved in numerous business ventures. Jeff’s love for real estate investing began in the 1980s when he began flipping homes that he lived in. Since those early days of torn up kitchens and bathrooms, he’s bought and sold many properties, and he’s an active investor to this day. He’s been blessed to have coached hundreds of business owners, and thrive on helping people realize their full potential…not just in business, but in all aspects of life! +++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY...
44:18
February 10, 2020
KGS164 | Five Familiar Signs Of A Toxic Work Environment Which One Do You Solve First With Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S CONTAGIOUS +++ 
  It doesn't take long for a work environment to rapidly take a nose-dive towards toxicity. 
  All it takes is ignoring the beginning stages of it and before long the workplace is contaminated. 
  We are battling a severe outbreak of the coronavirus which seems to be spreading at an alarming rate. 
  Unfortunately, when it was first discovered or reported, officials didn't take it as seriously as they should. 
  And now ... 
  What if they had done something immediately as they discovered the virus? 
  To avoid the spreading of toxicity in the work environment, we must recognize some of the signs. 
  In this episode, you'll discover 5 signs you are in a toxic work environment. Which ones have you seen or experienced? If you had to fix an environment like this, where would you start? Comment and let me know. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
35:03
February 7, 2020
[SPECIAL] KGS163 | 5 Reasons Nancy Pelosi Ripping State Of The Union Speech Was A Major Leadership Mistake with Kingsley Grant
+++ TEACHABLE MOMENTS +++ Life hands us a lot of teachable moments.  We miss many of them because of our knee-jerk reactions. Most times we miss them because we overreact or under-react. We don't take time to evaluate what is going on to see what lessons could we learn. Life is learning and every day, we can learn something if we simply look for them. I'm the first to admit that it is not easy. I've fallen prey to moments that I've missed because of my over or under-reaction. How about you? We had one of those moments at the State of the Union address by the president of the United States - Donald Trump. At the end of his speech, the leader of the House - Nancy Pelosi, tore up the speech that was for the house records. There have been many on both sides of the aisle who have displayed strong feelings for or against what she did. In this episode, you will hear 5 reasons why what Speaker Pelosi did, was a "yuge" or a major leadership mistake. This mistake will be overlooked if your reaction is driven primarily by emotions and/or party loyalty. Let's put the emotions and party loyalty aside for a minute and see if what is shared in this episode is fair and reasonable. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY...
34:07
February 5, 2020
KGS162 | Unleash Your Sales Team To Do Great Work Using Emotional Intelligence with Kingsley Grant and Donald Kelly
+++ SALES MAKEOVER +++ In the past, I've often said: "I'm not a salesperson." And the reason I so quickly utter those words is simply not to be likened to that "sleazy" salesperson. You know that kind, don't you? Me too! My association with sales is that of being pressured. I'm not comfortable with that. Thankfully I've had a makeover of my thoughts on what sales and selling is all about. Every day, each one of us is selling something: an idea, our truth, our story, our excuse, etc. We want to convince someone of something. That is sales in a nutshell. In this episode, Donald Kelly interviewed Kingsley Grant on his show: The Sales Evangelist where they discussed sales from a different perspective. Donald framed that as How To Create An Environment Where People Thrive At Work.
31:58
February 3, 2020
KGS161 | Top 5 Skills To Turn Around A Toxic Work Environment And Gain The Competitive Advantage With Jonathan Keyser and Kingsley Grant
+++ SKILLS AT WORK +++ Men at work. Women at work. People at work. Animals at work. These are just a few of the signs we see popping up at various places. But one sign you won't see is this one: SKILLS AT WORK What if we replaced all the signs with this one? It would solve a lot of potential oversights. Wouldn't it? I'm one who believes we are 1-skill away.  You might say, "from what?" Fill in the blank as you see fit and you'll see that one skill could make all the difference. In this episode, my guest - Jonathan Keyser and I, discuss not just one skill but five skills that could easily turn around a toxic work environment if leadership is willing to commit to the process.  Take a listen for yourself. +++++++++++++++++ Who is Jonathan Keyser? Jonathan Keyser (KY-zur) is the founder and thought leader behind Keyser, the largest occupier services commercial real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. Through sheer determination and focus on selfless service, Jonathan is disrupting the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, and beyond. A best-selling author, media contributor, and strong supporter of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Jonathan is here today to share his journey, mission, and selfless service approach to business and his book You Don’t Have to be Ruthless to Win. Jonathan will share how you can activate selflessness in your life and see how and why this counterintuitive strategy can create extraordinarily, long-term success in your own business. Contact Jonathan: E: jk@jonathankeyser.com W: www.jonathankeyser.com ++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
41:57
January 29, 2020
KGS160 | 3 Simple Steps Leaders Can Take To Detoxify Their Toxic Work Environment NOW by Kingsley Grant
+++ DETOX IT +++ My daughter who is very fashion conscious and has the eye for matching colors and styles in a way that most people cannot. She has at times taken on the role of telling me what not to wear or what to wear. I wonder out loud, how have I managed all these years (LOL). However, I must concede that she's better at it than I am. She sees what I don't. One day she volunteered to detoxify my closet getting rid of what no longer serves me. It was hard parting with clothes I had sentimental attachments to. But she knew I needed to. I'm glad she did. What a difference it made! I got rid of clothes I would not have gotten rid of and I must admit, my closet looked and "felt" better. This is what many people in the workplace are wanting to see happen. They want to get rid of what is not serving them or the overall good of the organization. They want a workplace-detox.   Their workplace - their closet - stresses them out. There is tension all around. It's becoming difficult to perform. In this episode, you will be introduced to 3 simple yet powerful steps to detoxify a toxic work environment. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
36:24
January 27, 2020
KGS159 | Rapidly Turn Around Your Team With These 3 Ls Without Compromising Your Leadership Role with David Veech and Kingsley Grant
+++ IN 3's +++ Have you ever wondered why most solutions to a problem come in groups of 3's? What I've heard is that the brain is better able to remember things when they are given in clusters of 3's. There is some science to that but I won't take time to go into it now. That's not the purpose of this show. Suffice it to say, when I hear things, not only in clusters of 3's but in pneumonic format, meaning each word or very short phrase begins with the same letter, I tend to remember more. What about you? Well, in this episode you'll hear our guest - David Veech - share the power of 3 L's that when used by leaders, they get remarkable results. There are also other nuggets shared, that you'll find very helpful. Guaranteed. You'll get a 100% refund if this is not so. Refund? What refund? Mhmm... [silence] ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Who is David Veech? Throughout the years, David Veech has worn many hats but currently, he serves as the founder of Leadersights, an organization centered around helping leaders of all types hone their leadership skills. Whether teaching at the University of Kentucky or Ohio State University, or in the US Military, David has always carefully studied leadership with an eye for finding practical strategies that his students and clients can easily apply. He is a published author of 2 books:  Leadersights: Creating great leaders who create great workplaces and The C4 Process: Four Vital Steps to Better Work. Above all else, he is a lifelong learner. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
41:27
January 24, 2020
KGS158 | 3 Leadership Skills To Gain Respect From Your People As You Seek To Turn Around A Toxic Work Environment with Gregg Ward and Kingsley Grant
+++ R.E.S.P.E.C.T +++ "I get no respect," says the late comedian and actor, Rodney Dangerfield. The desire for respect is something that most people want. I find this to be even more so with the male species. Some people and some animals will go to the extreme to get respect. The old adage is, "you have to earn my respect!" And there is some truth to that. But are there other parts to it?  How about with leaders and those they lead?  In this episode, you'll discover some surprising truths and discoveries that surround the issue of respect and how a leader can both gain respect from his or her team while seeking to turn around a toxic work environment. Our guest - Gregg Ward - will share some insightful research on this topic of respect. ++++++++++++++++++++ Who is GREGG WARD? Gregg is an award-winning, best-selling Author, Speaker, Consultant, and Executive Coach who got his start as a specialist trainer for the New York City Police Department. He is on a mission to help leaders and their organizations understand the powerful and measurable benefits of respect and respectful leadership. CONTACT GREGG: www.greggwardgroup.com email: gward@greggwardgroup.com +++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
39:12
January 20, 2020
KGS157 | Cure A Toxic Work Environment With These 5 Emotional Intelligence Leadership Skills by Kingsley Grant
+++ FOUND A CURE +++ There are some illnesses that everyone that I know is praying that scientists would discover a cure and do so soon. For some people, soon cannot come fast enough. That was true for both my sister and mom who died of cancer. However, there is one illness that has an available cure, yet it continues to go unattended in some places. It is called a toxic work environment. So many people would do anything to work in a non-toxic work environment. One person's response to me talking about toxic environments stated: "... I have seen this and then you are stuck you either quit your job or go and find you a new job. All you ever want to do is be as good as you can be and learn to become a better person." Imagine. In this episode, you'll discover what 5 Emotional Intelligence Leadership Skills you can deploy to cure or turn around a toxic work environment. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S: If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
33:54
January 15, 2020
KGS156 | Great Ideas To Elevate Happiness In The Workplace Turn Around Toxic Environment and Get Better Results with Rochelle Gapere and Kingsley Grant
+++ DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY +++ What! Are you kidding me? What do you mean not to worry but instead be happy? On what planet do you live! Don't you see what's happening in our world today? These are some expressions of people who do not see happiness as something they can experience. But can you be happy no matter what? Well, it all depends on who you talk to. In this episode, you will hear our guest - Rochelle Gapere - share why you should be happy, how to be happy, and how to cultivate a happy environment where people thrive. She will also share some of her own stories and the science to support her claims. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ WHO IS ROCHELLE GAPERE? Rochelle Gapere is a Speaker, Happiness Coach, Author, and Entrepreneur. Known for bringing her charismatic personality and sheer joy for living to every experience and individual she encounters. Having experienced her own roadblocks in 2016, she realized that happiness was truly accessible to us all if we were intentional about creating our avenues to joy. The release of her Amazon bestselling book, One Happy Thought at a Time: 30 Days to a Happier You, cements her lifelong practice of adding more happiness to this world. Rochelle describes herself as an “Attorney by trade and Happiness Coach by heart.”  ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
40:28
January 13, 2020
KGS155 | How To Turn Around A Toxic Work Environment Simply By Managing Your Stress And The Stress Of Those Around You by Kingsley Grant
+++ SHRINK MY BRAIN +++ Research has shown that when we are exposed to continued stress, the volume of grey matter in areas of our brain responsible for self-control, decreases. You could say our brain shrinks. The more this happens, the more toxicity builds up in our lives, which eventually spills over within the work environment and onto the people we lead. When leaders are under a load of stress they are more prone to say or do things that can cause friction, misunderstandings, and hurt. This is a recipe for a toxic work environment. The good news is that stress can be managed and when managed can turn around a toxic workplace. The question is how. In this episode, you'll discover a few ways to lower stress, manage your emotions, and turn around a toxic work environment. Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
29:55
January 10, 2020
KGS154 | How HR Managers And Other Leaders Could Be Guilty Of Workplace Bullying And A Toxic Work Environment with Heidi Lynne Kurter and Kingsley Grant
+++ GUILTY AS CHARGED +++ These are words I'd never want to hear. I also hope you don't as well. I can't imagine how those words sound in the ear of a guilty person. I don't want to even try. But have you ever found someone guilty of something they did to you? What do you do with that? Do you remain silent? Do you say anything? So many people within the workplace are experiencing bullying from their upper management and for one reason or not, they've remained silent. But not so with our guest - Heidi Lynne Kurter. She wasn't going to let it continue and now she advocates for those who might need a voice. In this episode, you will hear her discuss what to do if you are in a toxic work environment because of bullying and other issues. +++++++++++++++++ Who Is Heidi Lynne Kurter?  Heidi is an HR Consultant, Leadership Coach, Forbes contributor and mentor for domestic violence survivors. She has lived in Asia, America and Germany helping individuals and businesses attract, hire and retain top talent and gain the confidence to put themselves out there and become better leaders for themselves and their business. Contact her: www.heidilynneco.com +++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
39:02
January 8, 2020
KGS153 | 4 Behaviors All Good Leaders Have In Common Which One Are You Missing with Former Royal Marine Roderic Yapp and Kingsley Grant
+++ LOOK AND SEE +++ There's a saying that I often quote to some of my clients as I help them with self-awareness, that goes like this: "Your actions speak so loud, they can't hear what you are saying." Have you ever heard that before? I find that sometimes some leaders wonder why their people aren't "listening" to them. They are perplexed by it. However, when you speak with some of the people they are leading or have the leader do a 360-assessment, it becomes apparent why. The feedback makes it clear that the leader's behavior doesn't match what he or she is saying. It's out of sync. How then do these leaders change the messaging of their people? In this episode, our guest - Former Royal Marine Roderic Yapp - discusses 4 behaviors that strong and good leaders have in common. He suggests that if a leader wants to be seen as a good leader, they will adopt these 4 behaviors. What are they? Take a listen to find out. +++++++++++++++++ Who is RODERIC YAPP? Roderic is an experienced speaker, facilitator, and coach who specializes in developing leaders by changing the way people think and behave. A former Royal Marines Officer, Yapp was fortunate enough to lead Marines on operations around the world. One of the many highlights of his career includes the recapture of the 55,000-ton MV Montecristo from pirate control in 2011, as part of a NATO counter-piracy task force off the Somali coast. In 2015, he founded Leadership Forces which focusses on developing leaders within organizations. His clients include HSBC, Deloitte, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, and Nato. +++++++++++++++++ Please share this episode with one other person and leave a comment on the platform through which you listen to this show and/or on social media. Thanks so much. And remember, you are ONE SKILL AWAY... P.S. If this show is one that you are benefiting from, why not show your love and support at www.patreon.com/kingsleygrant. Your gift helps to underwrite the monthly cost of producing the show.
38:04
January 6, 2020