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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.

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KGS211 | Great Leaders Possess An Entrepreneurial Mindset And Are Known For These 5 Characteristics Which Ones Are You Missing by Kingsley Grant
+++ THE MINDSET +++ I came across this quote that I believe captures the kind of mindset needed to make a difference in our world. Here it is: “Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” – Claude T. Bissell What do you think? Would you agree with my opening statement now that you've read the quote for yourself? Let me know your thoughts. I believe our mindset has a lot to do with the success we experience in life.  It saddens me when I see and hear people finding all kinds of excuses why they can't do this and why they can't do that. They are stuck because they are unwilling to adopt a growth mindset. They would rather remain with their fixed mindset. But if you are going to be a great leader, you must adopt a growth mindset aka an entrepreneurial mindset. In this episode, you will discover the reasons having an entrepreneurial mindset is so important and the 5 characteristics you'll need to develop to become a great leader. Take a listen 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.
38:54
October 16, 2020
KGS210 | Understanding The Millennial Mindset Is The Key To Higher Engagement And Retention Sahar Paz and Kingsley Grant
+++ RATION YOUR PASSION +++ One of the words that are often used when it comes to the Millennials, is passion.  This assignment can be justified when viewed from a broad perspective. They are certainly passionate about the issues they believe in and want to promote. We see this in almost all segments of society, some of which are good and some, not so good. Depending on who you talk with, you'll get varying perspectives on this generation - the Millennials. But what should you believe? Are there some misunderstandings surrounding the negative press especially within the work environment? Our guest - Sahar Paz - believes there is and in this episode of The Kingsley Grant show, she breaks down how understanding the millennial mindset, makes a huge difference in engagement and retention of your best millennial personnel. ++++++++++++++++ Who is SAHAR PAZ? Sahar is the CEO of "Own Your Voice Strategy Firm," a personal branding agency. Her mission is to champion the voice of others to help them understand their Emotional Intelligence and find their best voices within. She is the author of “Find Your Voice” which is a part-memoir and part cognitive behavioral guide. Sahar has spoken to a wide audience of leaders and other professionals at organizations such as HBO, Facebook, Whole Foods, and the Texas Medical Center, just to name a few. Contact Sahar:  Web: www.saharpaz.com LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @SaharPaz. ++++++++++++++++ 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.
42:28
October 8, 2020
KGS209 | This One Tool Could Transform Your Leadership Like None Other Even During Times Of Massive Discomfort with Krister Ungerböck and Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TOOL +++ Mark Twain quote, "To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I use this quote quite often with some of my clients in helping them to add more tools to their "toolbox" so they can have more options available to them. The more tools you have the better the chance of success.  One of the issues we face is deciding what our next tool should be. Sometimes we don't know what it should be especially when it is not something tangible.  For example, in the world of leadership: Do you know what tool you need or would need to be more successful? That is what our guest - Krister Ungerböck - discusses in this episode of The Kingsley Grant Show. You will discover that the tool needed is one that you already have at your disposal. Krister will unpack what it is and how to use it. Take a listen. ++++++++++ Who is KRISTER UNGERBÖCK? Krister is a leadership communication expert, keynote speaker, and former CEO of a global tech company. His work has appeared in NPR, Forbes, Inc., HR.com, Chief Executive, Recruiter.com, and Entrepreneur. Prior to exiting corporate life at age 42, Krister was CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world. While leading the company to over 3,000% growth, his team won five consecutive Top Workplace Awards, achieved remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%, and became a dominant player in its market niche. His book 22 TALK SHIFTs: TOOLS TO TRANSFORM LEADERSHIP in Business, in Partnership, and in Life helps people build better bosses — and become one — by shifting their words. Contact: https://www.Krister.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristeru/ ++++++++++ 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.
42:21
September 30, 2020
KGS208 | Learn To Be The Leader Who Speaks Last But Finish First In Almost All Areas Of Leadership with Todd Palmer and Kingsley Grant
+++ SPEAK LAST FINISH FIRST +++ Have you ever heard the expression, "Good guys finish last?" Do you truly believe that? I don't. I think whoever made up that expression, was a loser and want everyone to be a loser like he or she was. Having said that, I do believe in "the last shall be first and the first shall be last" because of who said that ... Jesus. That's for another day. But for today, you need to know that there is a last/first dynamic that occurs when leaders are willing to go last as a leading style. How does that happen? I"m glad you ask because in this episode, our guest - Todd Palmer - breaks it down for us. He is going to share with us how a leader who chooses to speak last, finishes first in almost all areas of his or her leadership. Find out how. +++++++++++ Who is Todd Palmer? Todd Palmer is an executive coach, keynote speaker, renowned thought leader, author, and CEO who is committed to helping business owners tackle their obstacles and clear their path to success. As an entrepreneur and active CEO, Todd knows the struggles business owners face regarding people, cash, strategy & execution. He took his company from being $600,000 in debt to making the INC 5,000 as one of America’s fastest-growing companies (an astounding 6 times!). He specializes in helping leaders join the mission statement of the organization with their personal core values while addressing fears, self-doubts, and imposter syndrome. He brings a unique blend of authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability to help leaders & organizations achieve their highest goals. Contact Todd: http://www.extraordinaryadvisors.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ToddPalmer13 ++++++++++++ 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.
41:47
September 23, 2020
KGS207 - How Influential Leaders Use Emotional Intelligence to Increase Engagement and Productivity Within The Workplace with Kristin Harper and Kingsley Grant
+++ I IN THE 'FLUENCE BABY +++ There is a commercial that features a very prominent actor who has a favorite line that says, "It's all about the U Baby!" Do you know who that is? Well, it doesn't matter too much if you don't. The only reason I mention him and the commercial is the emphasis he makes on the statement "about the U Baby!" In this case, it's about the 'FLUENCE BABY!" [smile] Why? In this episode, you will discover why I use the phrase "I in the 'fluence." Our guest - Kristin Harper - will be taking us on a quick rapid-fire journey as to how influential leaders use Emotional Intelligence to increase engagement and productivity. You want to listen all the way to the end. +++++++++++++++ Who is Kristin Harper? KRISTIN HARPER is the founder of Driven to Succeed, LLC, a leadership development company, that provides keynotes and brand consulting for businesses, organizations, colleges, and high achieving individuals around the world. She is an award-winning businesswoman who has had more than 30 years of brand and business experience from grassroots startups to global iconic brands. Kristin's experience spans both businesses to consumer and business to business. She is deeply committed to giving back to her community and is involved in various aspects of community work. She is the author of The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights to Advance Your Career. Contact:  http://www.DriventoSucceedLLC.com https://www.instagram.com/DriventoSucceedLLC/ +++++++++++++++ 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.
38:01
September 16, 2020
KGS206 | Great Leaders Are Set Apart By This One Key Leadership Attitude Which You Can Easily Adopt with David Shar and Kingsley Grant
+++ IT'S THE 'TUDE DUDE +++ Let me hastily decode this title for those who might still be trying to figure out what it says. 'TUDE is short for attitude. I thought it had a nice ring to it which fits the flow of this show.  You've heard the quote: "Your attitude determines your altitude," right? And how often have you taken this to heart? I wish more people would take the time to adjust their attitudes especially in times of turmoil. No greater skill is needed than attitude-adjustment-skill during times of crisis. Would you agree?  Unfortunately, many people are failing in this department. And it is especially true with leaders who do not possess a high degree of emotional intelligence with which to regulate their emotions. In this episode of the Kingsley Grant Show, our guest - David Shar - takes us through his own journey on how he too had to make this adjustment to lead his people the way he did. This is what set great leaders apart as you'll find out in this episode. ++++++++++++++++++ Who is DAVID SHAR? David is the founder of Illuminate PMC. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. He combines decades of leadership experience with the latest psychological research to help you attract, retain, and motivate top talent. David is NOT your typical academic - as a scientist/practitioner translator. On the contrary, he makes leadership theory & business psychology accessible, implementable, and fun through the use of humor, stories, and 'real-world' examples. Connect with David: www.illuminatepmc.com www.linkedin.com/in/DavidShar ++++++++++++++++++ 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.
45:07
September 8, 2020
KGS205 | How To Use A Bike To Engage And Inspire Your Team To Give You Their Best Effort with Rich Allen and Kingsley Grant
+++ MORE THAN A RIDE +++ Can you remember what it was like the last time you rode a bike or should I ask, have you ever ridden a bike? [smile] I'm going to assume that you have ridden a bike even though it might have been eons of years ago. Whether you have or not, this you do know - a bike has at least two wheels. Right?  Ok. We're settled on that.  What if I told you that a bike can be more than what you ride? What if I told you that it could be a great visual for your success as a leader at work or at home? Would you believe me? Ok. Whether you believe me is not that important. But I can assure you that this episode of the Kingsley Grant show with our guest - Rich Allen - will make you a believer. In this episode, our guest Rich Allen discusses how using the metaphor of a bike, leaders can get their team to be more engaged, motivated, and willing to do their best work. +++++++++++++++++ Who is Rich Allen? Rich Allen, a nationally renowned speaker whose primary mission and purpose are focused on one single objective – to help business owners engage and activate the power of their team. During his 30+ years in the industry, he has gathered knowledge and expertise that allows him to inform business leaders on how to energize their team and transform their business into one that is profitable, sustainable, and driven by radically-engaged team members in a way that’s as easy as riding a bike. +++++++++++++++++ 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.
38:56
September 2, 2020
KGS204 | How Women In Leadership Can Stand Out And Succeed In A World of Male Dominated Leaders with Dr Martha Saunders and Kingsley Grant
+++ A WOMAN IN CHARGE +++ I've heard some people wonder out loud, what it would be like if women were in charge of higher institutions. Are you one of them? I know what it is like to have a woman in charge of our family without "being in charge" ... my mom. One thing I can say is that she stood out as a leader not only in our home but in our neighborhood. She succeeded in that role without wearing the mantle of "leader." However, there is one woman who has stood out and succeeded like my mom, but with a position of leadership. Her name is Dr. Laura Saunders. In this episode, you will hear how our guest - Dr. Laura Saunders - navigated the world of male-dominated leaders to become the first and only female president of a university in the State of Florida. She will share how other women can also standout and succeed. ++++++++++++++++ Who is Dr. Laura Saunders? Dr. Martha Saunders has held leadership roles in higher education for nearly 35 years. She was the first woman chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and the first woman president at The University of Southern Mississippi. She assumed the presidency of the University of West Florida in 2017. Her contributions in the field of communication led to numerous publications on crisis communication and public relations, and two Silver Anvil awards, the Public Relations Society of America’s highest honor. She is a 2011 national winner of the Stevie Award for Women in Business. Connect with her: www.uwf.edu https://www.facebook.com/DrMDSaunders/ +++++++++++++++ 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
August 26, 2020
KGS203 | How Smart Leaders Successfully Lead Up and Lead Down In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence with United Nations AI Advisor Neil Sahota and Kingsley Grant
+++ IT HAS TO BE UP AND DOWN +++ Most times we use the phrase Up and Down to refer to life circumstances such as our health, work, relationship, and more.  There are some things I wish had a Down component but unfortunately, it doesn't and that is my age. Why couldn't there be a Down component to it? Wouldn't that be nice?  But it's a good thing, our attitude about it makes the difference. Well, enough on the age issue. This is not what this show is about.  In this episode, you will hear the United Nations Artificial Intelligence advisor - Neil Sahota - shares his insights on how leaders should lead both up and down. He believes as I do, that as a leader, it is imperative that you develop the skills to not just lead those below you, but those above you as well. This notion is sometimes foreign to some people to even think they can and should do this. Well, this episode will help you if you happen to be one of those individuals. And if you were aware of this, you're going to truly appreciate this episode. +++++++++++++++ Who is  NEIL SAHOTA Neil is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) artificial intelligence (AI) Advisor, author of the book Own the A.I. Revolution., and Professor at UC Irvine. Over his 20+ year career, Neil has worked with enterprises on the business and marketing strategies to create next-generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. He also helps organizations create the culture, community, and ecosystem needed to achieve success such as the U.N.’s AI for Good initiative. Neil actively pursues social good and volunteers with nonprofits. He is currently helping the Zero Abuse Project to prevent child sexual abuse as well as Planet Home to engage youth culture in sustainability initiatives. Contact Neil:  https://www.neilsahota.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilsahota/ +++++++++++++++ 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.
47:09
August 19, 2020
KGS202 | Retain Your High Performance Employees By Viewing Leadership Development As An Investment and Not An Expense with Buddy Hobart and Kingsley Grant
+++ PUT YOUR MONEY HERE +++ How often do we spend money on things that are here today and gone tomorrow? Not that our purchases are not valid, but they do not bring a return on our investment. But what have you thoughtfully and intentionally spent money on that you know would bring a return on your "spending" and do you categorize the spending as an investment or an expense? This kind of "spending" becomes difficult to measure the return of the investment (ROI) when it is not something tangible. Right? Take for instance personal and professional development. These are hard to measure. But should we not do them? And is it true that it is hard to measure your ROI? That's one of the discussions you will hear in today's episode. Our guest - Buddy Hobart - will explain to us how all this works and how investing in leadership development is truly one of the best investments an organization will make. +++++++++++ Who is BUDDY HOBART? Buddy is a global pioneer in generational leadership having written his first book about millennials and the evolution of leadership in 2008. Subsequently, both books have sold out and his latest book, “the leadership decade”, will be available in August 2020. Buddy is the president and founder of Solutions 21, a leadership development firm, and has worked with organizations across the country and around the world from startups to Fortune 500s as they make the courageous decision to invest in future leadership. CONTACT BUDDY: www.Solutions21.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.
50:40
August 11, 2020
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.
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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.
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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 soc