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

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

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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 — https://amzn.to/2JH29i2


KGS179 | Heartfelt Leadership Is The Recipe For Higher Engagement Retention Morale and Productivity with Mark Crowley and Kingsley Grant
Mar 31 • 37 min
+++ 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…
KGS178 | Want To Keep Your Team Motivated During Covid-19? Here Are 5 Ways To Do So by Kingsley Grant
Mar 26 • 32 min
+++ 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…
KGS177 | 3 Proven Skills Of Great Leaders During Times Of Change Which One Are You Lacking by Kingsley Grant
Mar 24 • 29 min
+++ 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…
KGS176 | Why Giving Frequent Feedback And Credit To Your Team Reduces Toxicity Within The Work Environment with Patrick Van Gorder and Kingsley Grant
Mar 19 • 45 min
+++ 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,…
KGS175 | New Leader Q&A: How Do I Succeed As A New Leader Even When I Do Not Have Adequate Preparation by Kingsley Grant
Mar 12 • 25 min
+++ 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…
KGS174 | Manager Fired For Believing The Customer Is Always Right And Why I Agree With The Decision by Kingsley Grant
Mar 10 • 31 min
+++ 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…
KGS173 | Why Leaders Must Address The Elephant in The Room Called Toxicity Before Adding More Leadership Training with Kingsley Grant
Mar 5 • 30 min
+++ 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…
KGS172 | 3 Steps To Simply Crush I Am Not Good Enough Thoughts And Lead Like A Pro With Michele Molitor and Kingsley Grant
Mar 3 • 40 min
+++ 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…
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
Feb 27 • 42 min
+++ 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…
KGS170 | Personal Leadership Development Is Mandatory In Managing Toxic Work Environments Effectively With Catherine Sherlock and Kingsley Grant (PAIpm9lqEAg1BVi3pWLE).mp3
Feb 25 • 43 min
+++ 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…
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
Feb 20 • 42 min
+++ 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…
KGS168 | Insider Tells How He Felt Trapped And Helpless In A Toxic Work Environment With No Place To Go with Guest and Kingsley Grant
Feb 17 • 39 min
+++ 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…
KGS167 | Behind The Scenes: Get Real Stories From Real People Experiencing Toxic Work Environments With Kingsley Grant
Feb 14 • 14 min
+++ 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…
KGS166 | Learn From Your Mistakes: World’s Leading Expert In Licensing Consumer Products Explains with Stephen Key and Kingsley Grant
Feb 13 • 47 min
+++ 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…
KGS165 | Building Ideas Together Is One Critical Way To Reduce Toxicity Within A Toxic Work Environment
Feb 10 • 44 min
+++ 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…
KGS164 | Five Familiar Signs Of A Toxic Work Environment Which One Do You Solve First With Kingsley Grant
Feb 7 • 35 min
+++ 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…
[SPECIAL] KGS163 | 5 Reasons Nancy Pelosi Ripping State Of The Union Speech Was A Major Leadership Mistake with Kingsley Grant
Feb 5 • 34 min
+++ 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…
KGS162 | Unleash Your Sales Team To Do Great Work Using Emotional Intelligence with Kingsley Grant and Donald Kelly
Feb 3 • 31 min
+++ 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…
KGS161 | Top 5 Skills To Turn Around A Toxic Work Environment And Gain The Competitive Advantage With Jonathan Keyser and Kingsley Grant
Jan 29 • 41 min
+++ 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…
KGS160 | 3 Simple Steps Leaders Can Take To Detoxify Their Toxic Work Environment NOW by Kingsley Grant
Jan 27 • 36 min
+++ 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…
KGS159 | Rapidly Turn Around Your Team With These 3 Ls Without Compromising Your Leadership Role with David Veech and Kingsley Grant
Jan 24 • 41 min
+++ 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…
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
Jan 20 • 39 min
+++ 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…
KGS157 | Cure A Toxic Work Environment With These 5 Emotional Intelligence Leadership Skills by Kingsley Grant
Jan 15 • 33 min
+++ 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,…
KGS156 | Great Ideas To Elevate Happiness In The Workplace Turn Around Toxic Environment and Get Better Results with Rochelle Gapere and Kingsley Grant
Jan 13 • 40 min
+++ 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…
KGS155 | How To Turn Around A Toxic Work Environment Simply By Managing Your Stress And The Stress Of Those Around You by Kingsley Grant
Jan 10 • 29 min
+++ 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…
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
Jan 8 • 39 min
+++ 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…
KGS153 | 4 Behaviors All Good Leaders Have In Common Which One Are You Missing with Former Royal Marine Roderic Yapp and Kingsley Grant
Jan 6 • 38 min
+++ 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…
KGS152 | Social Responsibility Enacted By CEOs And Other Leaders Without Consensus Could Be A Big Mistake And Seen As CEO Activism with Kristen Ruby and Kingsley Grant
Dec 31, 2019 • 44 min
+++ YOU DON’T SPEAK FOR ME +++ Have you ever been in a situation where someone makes a statement and makes it seem like you are in agreement with them? They’ll use the plural “we” rather than I. For example, they might say, “We all think” or “we believe”…
KGS151 | 5 Reasons Why Leaders Who Acknowledge Christmas Time And Surrounding Holidays Get Better Results by Kingsley Grant
Dec 23, 2019 • 28 min
+++ CHRISTMAS TIME +++ Bah humbug! That’s what a few people’s approaches to the season of Christmas are like. They couldn’t care less. Some see it as the most stressful time of the year instead of the happiest and joyous time. Others can’t wait for the…
KGS150 | How To Combine Servant Leadership and Emotional Intelligence To Get Better Results Within The Workplace with Edwin Quajida and Kingsley Grant
Dec 19, 2019 • 43 min
+++ LEADER’S COMBINATION LOCK +++ Whoever invented the combination lock was a genius. They solved an issue of one less thing to do: carrying a key around. Imagine! Here’s the problem. Don’t lose the combination number. If you’ve ever done that you know…
KGS149 | Embracing An Employee Turnover Mindset Is The Secret To Attracting and Retaining Your Best Employees with Zack Thomas and Kingsley Grant
Dec 12, 2019 • 43 min
+++ ON IT’S HEAD +++ Have you ever heard the term “turn it on its head?” What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear that phrase? For me, it’s a little boy being help upside down with his or her head to the ground and I think, “wow,…
KGS148 | 6 Traits Of A High Emotional Intelligent Leader: Which Ones Are You Lacking by Kingsley Grant
Dec 10, 2019 • 30 min
+++ MUST HAVE IT +++ As a young person, I used to think there were some things in life I HAD TO HAVE or else. Sometimes I would envision extreme outcomes if I never had them or found a way to get them, whatever it was. Was that your experience as well?…
KGS147 | Why Smart Leaders Get Better Results Using Enrollment As A Complementary Onboarding Process with Nicole Jansen and Kingsley Grant
Dec 6, 2019 • 43 min
+++ ENROLLMENT IS A STRATEGY +++ How often have you seen a sign like this: Open For Enrollment? I tend to see it a lot during the Summertime when kids are out of school and businesses are competing to get a jump on kids’ summer activities. Getting the…
KGS146 | Why Your Gut Feeling In Decision Making Could Lead To Business Disaster with Dr Gleb Tsipursky and Kingsley Grant
Dec 3, 2019 • 39 min
+++ GUT FEELING NOT ENOUGH +++ Have you ever said to yourself, “I should have gone with my gut feelings?” I know I have. The times I’ve said that is when something turned out the way I thought it might have but I didn’t go with my original gut feelings. I…
KGS145 | Skyrocket Employee Engagement And Make The Greatest Impact With These 6 Tried and Proven Methods by Kingsley Grant
Nov 29, 2019 • 45 min
+++ TRIED & PROVEN +++ I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to try something new, I want to make sure it has already been tested and proven to do what it was intended to do. Is that true of you as well? I have participated in medical test trials of…
KGS144 | Military Colonel Reveals Key Leadership Strategies That Motivates Your People To Fight For Your Success with Colonel Woodrow Nash
Nov 27, 2019 • 43 min
+++ BATTLE READY +++ Who would you rather talk to about battle-ready: Someone who: a. studies about being in battle b. have been in battle c. watches the news on being in battle I’m sure you would choose (b). Right? This is a no-brainer. That’s why I…
KGS143 | The 7 Most Important Soft Skills aka People Skills All Managers Must Have To Succeed In The 21st Century by Kingsley Grant
Nov 26, 2019 • 39 min
+++ SKILLS NEEDED +++ So many people today are just one skill away from their best hope but don’t even realize it. Some were just one skill away but didn’t realize it and gave up too soon. I believe that life is made up of a number of skills and if we are…
KGS142 | 10 Simple Ways To Boost Productivity And Performance Without Adding To The Budget by Kingsley Grant
Nov 22, 2019 • 30 min
+++ SIMPLE NOT EASY +++ When you hear the word simple, do you associate it with easy? There was a time that I didn’t stop or pause to think of them from different angles. Here’s what I’ve since discovered: 1. Things that are easy are always simple. 2.…
KGS141 | Why Leaders Who Practice The Golden Rule Are Less Stressed And More Likely To Succeed with Michael Tanner and Kingsley Grant
Nov 19, 2019 • 39 min
+++ GOLDEN RULE WORKS +++ I’m sure you, like me, have heard about the Golden Rule at some point in our lives. Do you remember what you were taught? I was taught that I’m to do to others what I’d like for them to do to me. Wow! That gave me a reason to…
KGS140 | How To Be The Leader Everyone Wants To Follow And Work For by Kingsley Grant
Nov 15, 2019 • 26 min
+++ BE MAGNETIC +++ Do you know people who are magnetic in nature where you simply want to be around them? What is it that attracts or draws you? There are some people who have that smile or that face that makes you lower your guard from the start. But…
KGS139 | 3 Phrases To Avoid Using That Could Undermine Your Leadership Credibility And Authority And What To Say Instead by Kingsley Grant
Nov 14, 2019 • 26 min
+++ WATCH YOUR LIPS +++ I grew up hearing a chorus that goes like this: “Watch your lips, watch your lips what they say Watch your lips, watch your lips what they say For there is a Father above, looking down in tender love Watch your lips, watch your…
KGS138 | 5 Techniques Successful Leaders Use To Address Poor Performance So That Positive Change Results by Kingsley Grant
Nov 12, 2019 • 27 min
+++ UP THEIR GAME +++ One of the ways that my parents would try to get us as children to do better, would be to compare us, shame us, threaten us, and at times, whup us. The latter was, unfortunately, the first in their arsenal of choices. This was more…
KGS137 | How Successful Leaders Skillfully Manage Conflict To Protect The Business And Their People In The Long Run With Mark Minard and Kingsley Grant
Nov 7, 2019 • 39 min
+++ CONFLICT FOR SALE +++ In some settings, you would think that there’s a sale on conflict. Everyone seems to be “wearing” it. Right? Everywhere you go, there seems to be conflict all around. Have you ever been in environments like that? Here’s what I…
KGS136 | 5 Secrets To Motivate Your Team Even When You Don’t Have A Dime In The Budget by Kingsley Grant
Nov 6, 2019 • 30 min
+++ NO DIME ONLY TIME +++ Have you ever been in a tight spot where your budget didn’t allow you to do some things you know would possibly help your situation? You had the time but just didn’t have the dime to make it happen. That’s never a good feeling.…
KGS135 | Barefoot Wine Founders Reveals Secrets For Their Success And The Art of Storytelling with Michael Houlihan Bonnie Harvey and Kingsley Grant
Nov 5, 2019 • 47 min
+++ LIFT YOUR GLASS +++ I’m not sure you’re interested in a glass of wine or not but you’re going to get more than a glass of wine in this episode. Barefoot wine founders Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan are in the hooooouuuuseeee!!! Have you ever…
KGS134 | 3 Keys To Making Every Team Member Feel Valued and Important by Kingsley Grant
Oct 29, 2019 • 29 min
+++ FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT +++ How often have we taken something or someone for granted until we no longer had them? Have that ever happened to you where you became so familiar to your surroundings and that which was included that you took it for…
KGS133 | Automation Expert Shares What Business Leaders Need To Know About Ai and Robotic Process Automation with Arjen van Berkum and Kingsley Grant
Oct 25, 2019 • 50 min
+++ DON’T BE SCARED +++ Many leaders today aren’t discussing what most of their people are wondering or concerned about … their jobs. Will automation and artificial intelligence aka AI, replace them. Do you know anyone who is concerned about that? Are…
KGS132 | 7 People Skills Leaders Should Start Working On Today That Will Energize Their People And Boost Productivity by Kingsley Grant
Oct 23, 2019 • 36 min
+++ ENERGIZE THEM +++ The Energizer Bunny created a mascot in 1989, to become one of the country’s most identifiable brand mascots. Their tagline? “Still Going!” The point is that the energizer battery is the catalyst for a keep-going attitude. How do…
KGS131 | 7 Hidden Reasons Why People Leave A Bad Boss But Not A Great Leader by Kingsley Grant
Oct 22, 2019 • 37 min
+++ BAD BOSS HEAR DAY +++ Note: It’s not a typo! The phrase “bad hair day” is normally associated with someone having a difficult time getting their hair to cooperate in the way they’d like. So the use of the phrase without the H.A.I.R spelling is…
KGS130 | Discover The Power Of Leading From Within And The Magical Effect It Has On The Workplace with Oleg Lougheed and Kingsley Grant
Oct 15, 2019 • 46 min
+++ IT’S MAGICAL +++ It’s aahmazing what can happen when we truly accept ourselves through and through, flaws and all. But to do so requires that we become honest with ourselves by asking and answering that one question as our guest - Oleg Lougheed -…
KGS129 | How To Attract High Performers Skyrocket Confidence and Productivity with Alicia Couri and Kingsley Grant
Oct 10, 2019 • 56 min
+++ IT’S AUDACIOUS +++ Such audacity! Have you ever heard, said or thought that? Normally, this word is used in a negative context and because of that it is reserved for those moments. Right? What if you hit the pause button and take a second look at the…
KGS128 | 3 Reasons HR Annual Performance Reviews Are Archaic And Could Be Slowing Down Business Growth by Kingsley Grant
Oct 9, 2019 • 33 min
+++ GEE, A RAISE +++ Have you ever had to conduct a performance review or have one done on you? Do you recall what it was like prior to the meeting? Knots in your stomach. Uncertainties. Stress. And then to walk away from it feeling like discouraged,…
KGS127 | The 5 Types Of Leaders Killing Your Business And What To Do About Them by Kingsley Grant
Oct 8, 2019 • 34 min
+++ KILLING SO SOFTLY +++ There’s an oldie but goodie song that was very popular in the 70’s sung by the Fugees, entitled: Killing me softly that I loved. The chorus went like this: “Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words…
KGS126 | How To Prevent A Toxic Workplace That Leads To Disengagement Low Productivity And High Turnover with Robertson Stewart and Kingsley Grant
Oct 4, 2019 • 40 min
+++ TOO TOXIC, I’M OUT +++ Have you ever been surrounded by toxic co-workers or find yourself working for a toxic boss? Do you remember what it was like or are you currently going through the pain of one? It’s not a nice environment to be in. You feel…
KGS125 | Using DiSC Assessment For Better Communication and Conflict Resolution Within The Workplace with Paul Grau Jr and Kingsley Grant
Oct 3, 2019 • 60 min
+++ MAKEOVER OPPORTUNITY +++ There are so many makeover-shows that adding one more makeover to the mix could easily cause you to go “Oh no, not another one.” If that is your first reaction, I fully understand. But could you humor me and not be so quick to…
KGS124 | Your Extroverted DiSC Leadership Style Could Be An Asset Or A Liability by Kingsley Grant
Oct 1, 2019 • 23 min
+++ EXTROVERT DILEMMA +++ Do you know an extrovert? Are you an extrovert? Do you know that they can be annoying to someone who is wired quite the opposite from them and without self-awareness, can cause harm to relationships around them? They are great…
KGS123 | Your Dominant Disc Leadership Style Could Be An Asset Or A Liability by Kingsley Grant
Sep 30, 2019 • 22 min
+++ D-DAY +++ When most people hear the phrase D-Day, they generally think of it being a war-associated phrase. I’m one of those. But to some people, it may mean something else. What does it mean to you? Another way some have thought about it is that it’s…
KGS122 | 7 Behaviors Leaders Need To Avoid At All Cost by Kingsley Grant
Sep 24, 2019 • 34 min
+++ LIKE THE PLAGUE +++ There are a number of precautions I take to avoid certain things in life such as the spread of germs. I hate it when I’m in a crowded space and someone lets out a huge sneeze and not cover their mouth. They’ll put their head to the…
KGS121 | 5 Steps To End A Relationship Standoff At Work Which Ones Are You Afraid Of by Kingsley Grant
Sep 13, 2019 • 33 min
+++ END A STANDOFF +++ Have you ever been in a conflict with someone that lasted longer than it should? Are you in one now that’s dragging on and on and on with no seemingly end in sight? Are you waiting for someone who have offended you to make the first…
KGS120 | Guinness Book Of World Record Fastest Reader Reveals How To Read To Lead More Effectively with Howard Berg and Kingsley Grant
Sep 12, 2019 • 57 min
+++ FASTEST READER +++ When I look at my bookshelf and see how many books I have not read and those which I’ve started and not completed, I just wish … … I wished I read faster … I wished I could remember more of what I read even a few minutes ago … I…
KGS119 | Which Of These 5 Reasons For Low Engagement and High Turnover Are You Guilty Of by Kingsley Grant
Sep 11, 2019 • 34 min
+++ GUILTY AS CHARGED +++ How easy is it to blame or point the finger to others for something that we are guilty of. Do you know anyone who does that? Do you do that? We all are at some point guilty as charged. No one can say I’ve never done it. When…
KGS118 | How Would You Score On These 4 Leadership Skills And How To Improve Them with Roberta Moore and Kingsley Grant
Sep 10, 2019 • 45 min
+++ WINNERS LOVE SCORECARD +++ Who is keeping score? This statement have different meanings. In relationships, there is someone who is constantly keeping score to make sure their is fairness. It’s their way of building up their arsenal for a later time.…
KGS117 | The Top 3 Critical Skills For The Digital Era Workforce in 2019 and beyond by Kingsley Grant
Sep 9, 2019 • 30 min
+++ DIGITAL WOES +++ Indeed we are no longer in the industrial era and it shows. Automation. Artificial Intelligence. Robotics. Job losses. Retraining. Now what do we do? Let’s see what the recent research by IBM has to say about this. 120 million people…
KGS116 | Which of These 5 Primary Causes of Burnout Are You Guilty Of by Kingsley Grant
Aug 28, 2019 • 28 min
+++ TOO BURNOUT TO KNOW +++ There was a time in my life that I would say I had symptoms of burnout but didn’t know it. Actually I didn’t want to know. If I did, I more than likely would not have acknowledged it or agreed with the diagnosis. Burnout…
KGS115 | Find Out Which Of These 5 Familiar Leadership Styles Is The Least Effective by Kingsley Grant
Aug 27, 2019 • 31 min
+++ THUMBS DOWN TO THIS ONE +++ Clicking on a thumbs down icon or image, signifies a dislike, disagreement or distaste for something. Often, when I read an article that is meant to help me solve a problem, I’m given the chance to show my reaction to the…
KGS114 | 3 Ways To Lead Like A Pro In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence by Kingsley Grant
Aug 23, 2019 • 25 min
+++ WON’T BE THE SAME +++ Every now and then there seems to be a food war among fast-food companies. Each one is trying to outdo the other by making a similar kind of product and promoting it as better than the other. The one that was first on the market…
KGS113 | Beyond The Resume Focus On Hiring EQ Over IQ And Here Is Why by Kingsley Grant
Aug 21, 2019 • 22 min
+++ BEST WHEN EQ’d +++ Recently I was eating something and it just didn’t taste fresh. My taste buds recoiled when the taste of the product leaked out from my chewing. Ewwww! My brow knitted, my eyes shut tightly closed for a minute, and my facial muscles…
KGS112 | 5 Ways Employees Can Help Their Leaders Create A Healthy Working Environment by Kingsley Grant
Aug 20, 2019 • 29 min
+++ POWER TO THE PEOPLE +++ Before you get the wrong impression, this is not a call to some kind of rebellion. Quite the contrary as you’ll read and hear. But there comes a time when we’ve got to realize we are more powerful than we are. Too often we hear…
KGS111 | Remarkable Leaders Leverage Authority and Influence On Behalf Of Their Team with Josh Elledge and Kingsley Grant
Aug 16, 2019 • 52 min
+++ LEVERAGE YOUR POSITION +++ Andy Stanley, pastor of one of the largest church in America - Northpoint in Atlanta, made this statement about leadership: “You leverage that power for the benefit of other people in the room.” Many people in leadership…
KGS110 | Employees Want Their Leaders To Pay Attention To These 5 Domains by Kingsley Grant
Aug 9, 2019 • 23 min
+++ IT’S ALL ABOUT THE 5 +++ You have 5 fingers, 5 toes, and 5 domains. Domains? Yes. Here’s what the Cambridge dictionary say about the word domain: it’s an area of interest or an area over which a person has control. In my book: The Emotelligent Leader…
KGS109 | 5 Steps To Effectively Lead Through Crisis And Change by Kingsley Grant
Aug 6, 2019 • 29 min
+++ THE MOMENT +++ The moment when their lives change forever. The moment when their world turn upside down. The moment when the thing you feared the most happened to them. What do you do? How do you lead yourself and those are going through these…
KGS108 | Emotelligence Is The New Intelligence And What Difference Does it Make by Kingsley Grant
Aug 1, 2019 • 28 min
+++ SMARTY PANTS NO LONGER NEEDED +++ Webster’s dictionary gives this definition of a “smarty pants” - a person who talks and behaves like someone who knows everything. Do you know anyone like that? Be careful what you say or where you point. I’ve been…
KGS107 | 5 Ways Leaders Can Confront Underperforming Employees Without Shattering Their Self Esteem by Kingsley Grant
Jul 30, 2019 • 27 min
+++ IT’S NOT ALL THEIR FAULT +++ What would happen if people who are part of a system - family, work, sport, etc, share the blame when something goes wrong even if they were not the main person responsible? It’s so easy to quickly point the finger and…
KGS106 | 3 Reasons Leaders Who Lead From Their Heart Wins The Allegiance Of Their Followers and How You Can Too by Kingsley Grant
Jul 29, 2019 • 29 min
+++ THE HEART WINS ALL THE TIME +++ The notion that leaders can only get the “work” done through brute force, threats, coercion, or with some other power move, has lingered for too long. The results from studies and polls show otherwise. Gallup has shown…
KGS105 | Emotelligence or Intelligence What To Look For In The Hiring Process by Kingsley Grant
Jul 26, 2019 • 33 min
+++ TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE +++ How do you hire new employees? Their education and experiences? How were you hired as an employee? Do you remember? Most of my past jobs that I’ve had with the exception of one, were based on my education and experience. My…
KGS104 | The One Most Important Trait Of Strategic Leadership That You Need To Know And Adapt with Cliff Ravenscraft and Kingsley Grant
Jul 25, 2019 • 57 min
+++ RIGHT BELIEF, RIGHT BEHAVIOR +++ One of my favorite quotes that I use quite often with some of my clients is this: “Your belief shapes your behavior.” Think about any of your behaviors - good or bad - for a second. Look closely at the behavior chosen…
KGS103 | The Top 5 Most Important Leadership Competencies According to World Leaders by Kingsley Grant
Jul 24, 2019 • 32 min
+++ IT’S ABOUT COMPETENCY +++ Have you ever encountered someone who surprised you by their level of incompetence? The surprise came because you assumed based upon their title or role, they should know more than they are demonstrating. I’ve had one or two…
KGS102 | 3 Reasons Smart Leaders Make Mental Healthcare A Priority Within The Workplace by Kingsley Grant
Jul 23, 2019 • 29 min
+++ I’M NOT CRAZY +++ Growing up in the Caribbean, namely Jamaica, it was taboo to discuss mental health issues. You dared not mention that you could be suffering from such issues as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, etc. To do so, would mean that…
KGS101 | 3 DOs and DON’Ts To The Motivation Of People Within The Workplace by Kingsley Grant
Jul 22, 2019 • 29 min
+++ BECAUSE YOU WANT TO +++ How many people, probably including you and I, do things simply because we wanted to? And how many times we don’t do things, simply because … we don’t want to. Am I correct in including you in this? I thought so! We all are…
KGS100 | 13 Things You May Not Know About Me by Kingsley Grant
Jul 19, 2019 • 41 min
+++ I FELT NAKED +++ Have you ever talked about yourself in such a way that you felt naked … … naked because of sharing things that most people outside your close family and/or friends don’t know? And somethings they might know but not the “why” or “how?”…
KGS99 | Skyrocket Your Performance By Mastering These 4 Common Life Experiences With Dr Diane Hamilton and Kingsley Grant
Jul 18, 2019 • 32 min
+++ CURIOSITY DIDN’T KILL THIS CAT +++ Adult: “Don’t you know that curiosity kills the cat?” Me: [silence] I grew up in Jamaica and this is one of the phrases I heard quite often. It was made by people, namely adults, who didn’t want to be asked any…
KGS98 | How To Calm Your Anxious Brain And Be Confident As A Leader with Trisha Taylor and Kingsley Grant
Jul 17, 2019 • 38 min
+++ ANXIETY ANYONE +++ Have you ever experienced anxiety in such a way that kept you back from doing something you wanted to do, needed to do or knew you should do? Did you raise your hand? Well, you are not the only one. I’ve had my share of those…
KGS97 | Avoid This One Big Leadership Mistake President Trump Tweeted To Congresswomen by Kingsley Grant
Jul 16, 2019 • 27 min
+++ AND IT’S NOT ABOUT RACISM +++ Before you rush to judgment and nail me to the cross, take a deep breath and read the heading in context. Did you do that? Now, is your reaction a bit less intense? Maybe you didn’t react or overreact at all. Maybe you do…
KGS96 | Emotelligence Trumps Artificial Intelligence Everytime and How Leaders Can Prepare Their People by Kingsley Grant
Jul 15, 2019 • 27 min
+++ IT’S COMING IT’S HERE +++ For so many people, Monday morning is a dread. Are you one of those people? They wish it was delayed by one more day and it it was, they would again wish it was one more day. Am I right? But ready or not, it’s coming or it’s…
KGS95 | Key Reason 79 Percent Of Employees Gave For Quitting Their Jobs And What To Do About It by Kingsley Grant
Jul 12, 2019 • 25 min
+++ I QUIT +++ Have you ever use those words and actually followed through on them? Or have you ever resigned from a job simply because you couldn’t take it anymore? How many people today are in jobs they hate but do only one thing … complain? Hope that’s…
KGS94 | FINAL SCORE: US Women’s Soccer 1 Megan Rapinoe 0 And 5 Leadership Lessons by Kingsley Grant
Jul 10, 2019 • 40 min
+++ YOU CAN WIN BUT LOSE +++ Have you ever heard this statement: you can win the battle but lose the war? When I first heard it, it didn’t make sense to me. How can I win a battle but lose the war? Aren’t they the same? I eventually found out that they…
KGS93 | Which Of These 7 Essential Traits Of Successful Leadership Are You Lacking by Kingsley Grant
Jul 9, 2019 • 33 min
+++ HANDS UP +++ In general I do not like to admit to my weaknesses. I know what they are and I know the feelings generated whenever my weaknesses are exposed. One thing I can tell you, it doesn’t feel good. Because I know what they are and how I feel…
KGS92 | Unforgettable Leaders Are Known For These 7 Qualities Which Ones Are You Missing by Kingsley Grant
Jul 8, 2019 • 32 min
+++ ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER +++ Have you ever heard this phrase, thought about it, or said it: “Walk the talk?” I have experienced all three. Recently I spoke to one of my sisters and she reminded me of a phrase our mom would say to us from time to time. The…
KGS91 | Elon Musk’s Top 9 Meeting Rules: Which Ones Do You Need To Adapt by Kingsley Grant
Jul 6, 2019 • 29 min
+++ SPARE ME ANOTHER ONE +++ Do you enjoy going to the office/staff/board meetings? Do you find yourself tensing up when it’s time to go to a meeting simply because you know it’s gonna be “one of those?” What if you could change how meetings are conducted…
KGS90 | Are You Sacrificing Any Of These 5 Important Aspects Of Your Life by Kingsley Grant
Jul 5, 2019 • 30 min
+++ AT WHAT ALTAR +++ Every one of us has at one time or another uttered words these words: “I know I should …” Have you? When you did, what were you referring to? Do you recall? Here’s the most important question, “Are you doing that today?” There are 5…
KGS89 | Valuable Leadership Lesson From Nike’s Betsy Ross Flag Shoe Debacle by Kingsley Grant
Jul 3, 2019 • 26 min
+++ NIKE BLEW IT +++ This is a strong statement. What did they blow? It all depends on whom you ask. There are people on both sides of the aisle who passionately argue for or against Nike’s decision to pull their Betsy Ross Flag Shoe from the market.…
KGS88 | Top 10 Personal Development Ideas To Retain Your Best Talents by Kingsley Grant
Jul 2, 2019 • 28 min
+++ FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH +++ Have you ever heard this phrase before? What does that mean anyway? The little I’ve found in a quick Google search, suggests it originated within the horse-racing context. People would bet on a horse they were so sure of…
KGS87 | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 5 Undeniable Leadership Skills Of Donald Trump Historic Meeting With Kim Jong-un by Kingsley Grant
Jul 1, 2019 • 34 min
+++ THE GOOSE AND THE GANDER +++ Sometimes in life we have to decide whether or not we are going to allow our prejudices, biases, political or religious bent, etc keep us from being intellectually honest. What amazes me is how some people will use one set…
KGS86 | Are You Making Any Of These 10 Emotional Intelligent Mistakes Some Leaders Do by Kingsley Grant
Jun 28, 2019 • 32 min
+++ MISS TAKES +++ Take one. Take Two. Take Three. We all make them - miss takes. It’s something we attempted to do and failed at. Or DID we fail at it? What if we saw our attempts as Thomas Edison did: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that…
KGS85 | What Elon Musk Said To His Leaders At Tesla That Also Applies To You by Kingsley Grant
Jun 27, 2019 • 28 min
+++ ECCENTRIC ANYONE? +++ People who stand out in our world and are making a difference, tend to have an eccentric personality. This means they are at times tagged with labels such as strange, weird, bizarre, and more. Do you know anyone like this? Have…
KGS84 | Secret Revealed: 600% ROI From Laser-Like EI Training That You Too Could Have by Kingsley Grant
Jun 26, 2019 • 32 min
+++ TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE +++ How often have you thought, said, or heard that? Oh, I’ve lost count. But I’ve also found out that some of what I thought was too good to be true, was actually true. Have that ever happened to you? The “kicker” is that some of…
KGS83 | People Don’t Leave Companies They Leave Bosses Is Somewhat Inaccurate by Kingsley Grant
Jun 25, 2019 • 26 min
+++ HE’S GONE SHE’S GONE +++ We don’t know the value of something or someone until we lose it or them? Am I right? Have you ever lost something that was special to you? Can you recall how you felt? Or were you one of those who shrugged it off as “no big…
KGS82 | Why Smart Leaders Alternate Between Being A Thermostat and A Thermometer by Kingsley Grant
Jun 24, 2019 • 27 min
+++ HOT OR COLD +++ How do you like your coffee or tea? Cold or hot? What about having it lukewarm where it’s neither cold or hot? Your tongue becomes the “thermometer” that gives you that feedback. You must either get the temperature adjusted so you can…
KGS81 | Who Else Wants A 90% Employee Engagement In The Workplace by Kingsley Grant
Jun 21, 2019 • 32 min
+++ DARK & BRIGHT SIDE +++ Have you noticed that everything in life has an opposite? Peace/War. Dark/Light. Black/White. Night/Day. Sun/Moon. Okay, you get the picture. Sometimes, because we take things for granted and have come to expect certain things…
KGS80 Make Acknowledgment Great Again by Kingsley Grant
Jun 20, 2019 • 29 min
+++ IT’S BASIC AND HUMAN +++ There are some simple and basic actions, that when effectively done, can have a huge impact. Would you agree? How often have you heard this statement: “it’s the thought that counts?” This follows on the heel of an action that…
KGS79 | Work In An Office You Can Be Proud Of And Where You Are Celebrated by Kingsley Grant
Jun 19, 2019 • 29 min
+++ CELL-LEE-BRATE, CELEBRATE +++ When last have you been celebrated? What did you feel when you were? Do you recall? Some people long to be celebrated and have been waiting a long time and it still hasn’t happened. Some have jumped, as it were, through…
KGS78 The 3 Es Successful Leaders Use With Their People Which One Are You Missing by Kingsley Grant
Jun 18, 2019 • 30 min
+++ E-I-E-I-O +++ Take a minute and sound out the letters. What song comes to your mind? If you said, “Old MacDonald” - the nursery rhyme, you are correct. Even though it has very little to do with the 3 E’s of Successful Leadership, it allowed a part of…
KGS77 | The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side Helps Leaders Succeed by Kingsley Grant
Jun 17, 2019 • 27 min
+++ BECOME CURIOUS +++ How many times have you heard the statement that the grass is greener on the other side? How many of those times that you’ve heard or read it, has it been stated in a positive manner? When I have heard or read it, it is almost…
KGS76 | Part 3: Leaders Who Master These Emotional Intelligence Skills Will Almost Always Get Celebrity Treatment by Kingsley Grant
Jun 16, 2019 • 30 min
+++ IT’S BESTOWED +++ Your initial reaction to this title may reflect a misunderstanding of the idea of receiving celebrity treatment. It may seem like that is the main reason for a leader to make an effort to master these emotional intelligence skills.…
KGS75 | Part 2: Leaders Who Master These Emotional Intelligence Skills Will Almost Always Get Celebrity Treatment by Kingsley Grant
Jun 15, 2019 • 29 min
+++ PAY BACK TIME +++ Have you ever done something for someone as a way of paying them back for the way they treated you? I’ve seen this “dance” take place with both negative and positive outcomes. Prior to my mom’s death, the payback she received from…
KGS74 | Pt. 1: Leaders Who Master These Emotional Intelligence Skills Almost Always Get Celebrity Treatment by Kingsley Grant
Jun 14, 2019 • 31 min
+++ MORE SKILLS PLEASE ++++ Have you ever wished you had more of a certain skill set? I have. This is more so when I’m working on something that required a certain skill set and I find myself lacking. It frustrates me when that happens. Sometimes, I find…
KGS73 | This Type Of Training Resulted in $2.5million Net Revenue For One Company Also Used By The US Air Force with Kingsley Grant
Jun 13, 2019 • 28 min
+++ THE BOTTOM LINE PLEASE +++ Every company has one thing as its bottom line … revenues. No matter what else goes on at the surface level, at the end of the day, a company wants to know how does this affect their bottom-line. This is why they are in…
KGS72 | Emotelligence: New Leadership Concept Designed To Meet The Challenges Of The 21st Century Workforce with Kingsley Grant
Jun 12, 2019 • 29 min
+++ THEY’RE NOT MAKING IT EASY +++ The challenges that leaders face with the 21st Century workforce is unprecedented to say the least. Diversity issues. Millennials. Globalization. Technological advancements. The dawn of AI. And on and on … What does a…
KGS71 The 3 Most Important Questions Leaders Should Ask At Almost Every Meeting with Kingsley Grant
Jun 11, 2019 • 27 min
+++ MADE TO ASK +++ Do you know that the answers you get are based on the questions you ask? I know this seems like a no-brainer. But you’d be surprised to know that most people don’t ask the right questions and a majority of those is simply because they…
KGS70 Marc Guberti: The Secret To Serving Over 100K Students And What Leaders Can Learn with Kingsley Grant
Jun 10, 2019 • 36 min
+++ THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING +++ So many people will make up stories and try to sell you something. Have you ever been taken by that slick-talking “salesperson?” How did it feel? For me, not good. Terrible. Felt used. And more … Social Media makes it…
KGS69 Jerry Dugan: Former Army Sergeant Said This About Leadership That May Surprise You with Kingsley Grant
Jun 9, 2019 • 40 min
+++ WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT +++ Of all places, it’s the military. Who would have thought this one thing about military life and leadership would be so fitting in 21st Century Leadership. Maybe you would have. I had a different perspective of the military,…
KGS68 Leaders Who Practice These 3 Cs of Change Almost Always Succeed by Kingsley Grant
Jun 8, 2019 • 28 min
+++ WHY NOT BREAK IT +++ Have you ever said or heard someone say, “If it’s not broken … (finish the sentence) Yes, if you said, “don’t fix it” you are correct. Move to the head of the line. :-) I’ve heard that a number of times and I have even adhered to…
KGS67 Top 6 Leadership Challenges for Leaders Worldwide: Which Ones Are You Facing by Kingsley Grant
Jun 5, 2019 • 29 min
+++ CHALLENGE WEARINESS +++ Are you facing a challenge that has you wondering whether or not you’ll make it through? Do you feel like no one else goes through the stuff you go through especially in trying to lead people? Do you sometimes think you were…
KGS66 Scared Straight Is A Good Movie Title But Poor Leadership Strategy by Kingsley Grant
Jun 4, 2019 • 27 min
+++ BEHAVE YOURSELF +++ Have anyone ever said to you, “behave yourself?” When you hear these words now, what comes to your mind? For me, it’s like someone reprimanding a child. It’s a parent trying to “straighten” their child out. It’s getting him or her…
KGS65 The Shocking Thing Simon Sinek Said About Pope Francis by Kingsley Grant
Jun 3, 2019 • 29 min
+++ SLIP OF THE TONGUE, MAYBE? +++ Have you ever said something that you didn’t realize you said until much later? I have. As someone who speaks a lot and records quite a bit of my speaking, I will hear something that I said, which wasn’t what I really…
KGS64 Diversity Programs Will Almost Always Fail Without This One Acknowledgment by Kingsley Grant
May 31, 2019 • 28 min
+++ DIVERSITY CONUNDRUM +++ There is a buzz about diversity that is more prevalent now than ever before. Businesses, organizations, and other entities are offering sensitivity training for their team members, to make sure they become more understanding of…
KGS63 Heather Vickery: When “I’m The Boss” No Longer Works And What To Do Instead with Kingsley Grant
May 30, 2019 • 40 min
+++ BOSS HOGG +++ You might not be old enough to remember the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” or just maybe you do. I’m going to assume you do because only you would be able to appreciate this analogy. Sorrell Booke was an American actor who played the…
KGS62 Leaders Who Skip This Step Is Doomed To Fail As A leader by Kingsley Grant
May 29, 2019 • 30 min
+++ LEADERS DOOMSDAY +++ Doomsday? That seems so extreme to put leaders and doomsday together. But is it possible that some leaders are creating their own doomsday? Dictionary dot com gives this definition of the word doomsday: a time or event of crisis…
KGS61 You Don’t Need Leadership Genes To Lead Like A Pro by Kingsley Grant
May 28, 2019 • 29 min
+++ NO SUCH THING +++ Let’s be clear: there is no such thing as “leadership genes” just in case you are wondering. However, the way some leaders are able to lead, one would wonder if they have such a gene. How else do you explain it? Some leaders struggle…
KGS60 Why Some Leaders Almost Never Lose Their Best People by Kingsley Grant
May 27, 2019 • 27 min
+++ THEY’RE GONE JUST LIKE THAT +++ Have you ever wondered where some of your team-mates, co-workers, friends or others went? Having worked in large and medium size organizations, I’ve seen people come and go. The sad part is that I’ll show up to work one…
KGS59 Unforgettable Leaders Have These 5 Qualities Which Ones Are You Missing by Kingsley Grant
May 26, 2019 • 27 min
+++ UNFORGETTABLE THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE +++ Sounds like I’m singing, right? Seriously, how would you like to be the leader who is referred to as an unforgettable leader? Would that be something that means the world to you? Would that be worth it? Do you…
KGS58 Here Is A Leadership Skill That Is Helping Thousands Of Leaders Be More Productive by Kingsley Grant
May 25, 2019 • 29 min
+++ PRODUCTIVITY SURPRISE +++ When you hear the phrase “be more productive,” what comes to your mind? Do you think of work? Do you think of outcomes? Do you sigh and roll your eyes? What do you think of? There are a variety of responses that we can expect…
KGS57 Skyrocket Your Leadership Status With These 7 Communication Secrets by Kingsley Grant
May 24, 2019 • 32 min
+++ LEADERSHIP TO THE SKY +++ Suppose you were able to discover the key or keys enabling you to take your leadership to the next level and beyond, would that be something that interests you? Suppose I told you that you are one skill away from that, would…
KGS56 See How Easily You Can Have Your People Sing Your Praise by Kingsley Grant
May 19, 2019 • 27 min
+++ WARM UP YOUR VOCALS +++ Wait a minute now! Are you advocating more narcissism than we already have in some leaders? This is so egotistical. Why would a leader want to have his/her people sing their praise? Hold your horses, my friend. Don’t get…
KGS55 Science Shows That Leaders Who Smile Are More Likely To Succeed by Kingsley Grant
May 18, 2019 • 26 min
+++ SHOW THOSE WHITE ENAMELS +++ “A smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. Low levels of…
KGS54 Why Some Leaders Almost Never Have A Bad Day At Work by Kingsley Grant
May 17, 2019 • 26 min
+++ NEVER HAVE A BAD DAY AGAIN +++ What if it was possible to never have a bad day again at work, would you want to know how? Before you write this off as nonsense and impossible, I want you to at least approach listening to this episode with an open…
KGS53 Five Familiar Leadership Problems - Which Ones Do You Have by Kingsley Grant
May 16, 2019 • 26 min
+++ DON’T BE AN OSTRICH +++ Emotelligent leaders are self aware enough to know when they are getting a 100% buy-in from their people and when they are not. They will quickly agree that they are constantly looking for ways to get their team “on board.”…
KGS52: If You Don’t Address The Problem Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later by Kingsley Grant
May 15, 2019 • 23 min
+++ I COULD JUST KICK MYSELF +++ Have you ever not said or done something, only to walk away wishing you had? I have on more than one occasion. It’s one of the more stressful things I do because it now consumes my energy, which could have been avoided. I…
KGS51 Do You Recognize The 7 Early Warning Signs Of Team Dysfunction by Kingsley Grant
May 14, 2019 • 28 min
+++ EARLY WARNING SIGNS +++ Don’t you wish you knew what early warning signs to always look in different situation so that you could do something about it? I know that there are somethings outside our control that we are helpless in doing much to stop it,…
KGS50 Emotelligent Leaders Give Helpful Feedback and Not Constructive Criticism by Kingsley Grant
May 13, 2019 • 25 min
+++ CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM +++ What is constructive about it? I cannot recall a time when someone said they were giving me constructive criticism where it ever felt constructive. Sometimes, in the end, it was helpful but it just didn’t feel that way at…
KGS49 Simon Sinek Does Not Always Get It Right Like In This One by Kingsley Grant
May 12, 2019 • 25 min
+++ SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO +++ There are times when we must disagree with even the most articulate, knowledgeable, charismatic expert. Why? They are not God. They are not all-knowing and can make mistakes, which even includes the Pope. I personally don’t…
KGS48 Emotelligent Leaders Erase The Word Subordinate From Their Vocabulary and Why You Should Too by Kingsley Grant
May 11, 2019 • 26 min
+++ TIME TO ERASE +++ Have you ever accepted something as normal because everyone had? And when you did, was there ever a time you had some questions or doubts but did nothing about it? Did you ever ask yourself why you didn’t do or say something until…
KGS47 Emotelligent Leaders Are Better At Diversity Leadership by Kingsley Grant
May 10, 2019 • 26 min
+++ DIVERSITY - THE NEW NORM +++ Diversity leadership is a hot topic in the 21st Century and rightly so. Not all leaders are skilled at diversity leadership. The sad part is that some don’t even know that diversity leadership requires certain skills that…
KGS46 Fifth Secret of Successful Leadership is Salesmanship by Kingsley Grant
May 9, 2019 • 27 min
+++ THE FIFTH SECRET +++ When you hear the word salesman, what comes to your mind? Notice I didn’t say who, but what. Is it the used car salesman? It’s funny how this is where most people I’ve asked this question, including myself, goes. Why? Is it…
KGS45 Thousands Now Succeed Who Never Thought They Could by Kingsley Grant
May 8, 2019 • 27 min
+++ YOU TOO +++ Have you ever wondered whether or not you could achieve something that you see others doing and after having examined how they did it, thought you never could? On the other hand, have you done something that at first you never thought you…
KGS44 Design A Culture Everyone Wants Without Breaking The Bank by Kingsley Grant
May 7, 2019 • 26 min
+++ MAKE IT SAFE +++ Imagine, you get to design what makes people more satisfied, happier, and confident. Yes, you the leader get to do that. When people are given a safe setting to do their work, it becomes one less thing that they have to worry about,…
KGS43 Earn A Quarter Million Dollars More In Profits By Upgrading Your EQ by Kingsley Grant
May 6, 2019 • 25 min
+++ $250K INVITE +++ What if I offered you $250k for doing one thing … increase your EQ, would that interest you? What if I told you that I would coach you into how to increase your EQ and then offer you the $250K just for agreeing and doing the work,…
KGS42 Research Shows 3 Main Reasons For Leadership Failure by Kingsley Grant
May 5, 2019 • 26 min
+++ 3 MAIN REASONS LEADERS FAIL +++ It’s important that leaders know what not to do and what to do, so that they can beat the odds of failed leadership. In this episode, you’ll discover the findings by the prestigious leadership research group. the center…
KGS41 Lonely At The Top Is Failed Leadership by Kingsley Grant
May 4, 2019 • 25 min
+++ IT’S YOUR FAULT +++ When a leader says it is lonely at the top, what they are saying, without realizing it, is that they have failed to lead well. I’m sure they’re not thinking that. It is their way of wanting others to somewhat feel sorry for them…
KGS40 Make The Boss Happy Is A Bad Strategy For Success by Kingsley Grant
May 3, 2019 • 25 min
The Boss? This term sound so positional. It is a mentality that needs to be changed. It creates a picture of a “greater than and less than”. This is exactly what the mission of Emotelligence: The Art of Succeeding Where Others Failed, is trying to undo.…
KGS39 Upgrade Your Emotional Intelligence and Make More Money by Kingsley Grant
May 2, 2019 • 25 min
How do you upgrade your emotional intelligence? What does it even mean upgrading one’s emotional intelligence? I recently went to one of my favorite fast-food joint … Chic-Fil-A. At the register, the attendant asked me if I wanted to upgrade my order to a…
KGS38 Put Sexy Back In Leadership Without The Sex by Kingsley Grant
May 1, 2019 • 26 min
Who decides sexy? Have you ever wondered who decides on and on what criteria do they base their decision on “the sexiest woman or man in the world?” This show is NOT about that even though it is mentioned briefly and what my thoughts are on that. But is…
KGS37 Happy Leader Happy Team by Kingsley Grant
Apr 30, 2019 • 25 min
+++ HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY +++ Have you heard this phrase: “Happy wife, happy life?” It’s a sticky phrase because if rhymes, wife, and life. But is there more to it? My mind is funny when it comes to these things. I guess I have somewhat of a rebellious streak…
KGS36 Fourth Secret of Successful Leadership Is Mentorship Which Insecure Leaders Fail To Do by Kingsley Grant
Apr 29, 2019 • 24 min
Mentorship. Hmm. Is that something I do or is it something that I need to have someone do for me - mentor me? This concept has been around for a long time even before it was given this label. If we look back over our lives, we probably were being mentored…
KGS35 The $16Million Tab For Low EQ Leadership by Kingsley Grant
Apr 28, 2019 • 24 min
+++ A $16Million Blunder +++ What could you do with $16million? I could do a whooooole lot with it. I’m sure you could too. O.K. Here’s another question for you: What would you do if someone cost your organization $16million? Well, it happened and I…
KGS34 Third Secret of Successful Leadership is Partnership by Kingsley Grant
Apr 27, 2019 • 26 min
When the word partnership is generally used in the context of leadership, it normally refers to peer partnership where one leader partners with another leader. Even though that is admirable and recommended so we learn from other leaders, it is also…
KGS33 Second Secret of Successful Leadership is Relationship Management by Kingsley Grant
Apr 26, 2019 • 25 min
Relationship Management? Really? How is that a secret sauce? What does relationship management have to do with successful leadership? These may be a few questions that you are wrestling with at the offset and If you I would be right there with you if I…
KGS32 First Secret of Successful Leadership Begins With Stewardship by Kingsley Grant
Apr 25, 2019 • 25 min
+++ A MUST HAVE +++ Every building, movement, organization, etc all have one thing in common … a foundation; something to build on. There is a reason for that. Since that is true, wouldn’t it be true that leaders have a foundation as well? Shouldn’t there…
KGS31 Emotelligent Leaders Are Better Lovers with Kingsley Grant
Apr 24, 2019 • 24 min
+++ BETTER LOVER 😍 LEADER +++ Better Lovers? Reeeaaaly? What does this have to do with leadership? And, who is an Emotelligent Leader? If these are your reactions, I understand. More than likely that would have been mine as well if I wasn’t the one doing…
KGS30: Having A High EQ Makes You Envied By The Pack with Kingsley Grant
Apr 23, 2019 • 26 min
I know to envy someone is not good but I do believe that if there’s any envying that’s gonna be done, let it be that others envy you for your good deeds. This might seem a bit confusing. Well it won’t be once you’ve listened to this episode because you’ll…
KGS29 Be The Leader Nobody Ignores with Kingsley Grant
Apr 22, 2019 • 27 min
“For he’s a jolly good fellow (3x) that no one can deny!” Do you know this jingle? Do you want to hear my rendition? Haha. You’ve got to listen to this episode. But not just for that, but more so to hear what it takes to be the leader your team and others…
KGS28 The Greatest Leader Ever and What We Can Learn with Kingsley Grant [Special Edition]
Apr 21, 2019 • 27 min
+++ UNDISPUTED +++ “I am the greatest!” says the late Muhammad Ali is formerly known as Cassius Clay. No one can dispute that he used his skills in the ring and outside the ring to defeat his opponents. There’s also the undisputed fact that Alexander the…
KGS27: Smart Leaders Put the “I” Back In Team with Kingsley Grant
Apr 20, 2019 • 25 min
+++ PUT THE “I” BACK IN TEAM +++ You’ve probably heard and used the phrase yourself: There is no “I” in a team. Am I right? Have you ever stopped to ask why whoever invented that phrase did so? Do you know what the original meaning is? I really don’t…
KGS26 Fake News Fake Leaders Have This In Common with Kingsley Grant
Apr 19, 2019 • 23 min
The term Fake News has become mainstream within the last few years. It’s hard to know what or who to believe when it comes to the media. Unfortunately, everyone gets lumped together. It’s the “good suffering for the bad.” This is also true in the area of…
KGS25 Curious Leaders Are Better Leaders with Kingsley Grant
Apr 18, 2019 • 23 min
I grew up hearing this phrase: “Curiosity kills the cat!” Did you hear that as well? I never knew how that came about. I can only imagine it had to do with a cat trying hard to get a better view of something and died in the process. Who knows. But this I…
KGS24 Why Leaders Skilled At Sign Language Most Likely To Succeed with Kingsley Grant
Apr 17, 2019 • 23 min
Sign language? Are you suggesting that I take time to learn sign language? What if my team members are able to speak, do I still need that? Yes and No! Yes you need to learn sign language, but no, you don’t need to go and take a class on it, but you’ll…
KGS23 These 5 Words Will Make You A Better Leader By Tomorrow with Kingsley Grant
Apr 16, 2019 • 26 min
“Impossible,” you might say. “No one can become a better leader in such a short period of time!” Is that your immediate reaction? If so, it’s perfectly understandable especially in an age of so many promises being made by so many people and a lot of it is…
KGS22 How To Be An Attractive Leader Without A Facelift with Kingsley Grant
Apr 15, 2019 • 29 min
The word attractive and leader may be misleading to some. It may suggest that I’m talking about physique. Quite the contrary. That would be beyond my paygrade. However, the term is used in different ways. Many people, including myself, have a leader or…
KGS21 The Term Strong Leader Could Be Misleading with Kingsley Grant
Apr 14, 2019 • 21 min
What does it mean to say someone is a strong leader? Do people understand what is being meant? One person in one part of the world may have one definition while someone in another part of the world may have another. Who is right? There is not a universal…
KGS20 Janet Jacksons Wardrobe Malfunction and Leadership Malfunction with Kingsley Grant
Apr 13, 2019 • 23 min
In 2004, during the Super bowl halftime show, performers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, had a moment in their performance that made history. For the millions of viewers who were watching, they had a little bit more than what they had expected … her…
KGS19 Leaders Who Smile Are More Likely To Succeed with Kingsley Grant
Apr 12, 2019 • 23 min
Do you smile often? What do people say when you do? Even though people might not say what they’re thinking or feeling when they see you smile, research shows that it has an Effect on them. A recent study is published in the journal Psychological Bulletin…
KGS18 Leadership Without Emotional Intelligence Is Like Diet Without Exercise with Kingsley Grant
Apr 11, 2019 • 27 min
Have you ever tried dieting without exercising or exercising without a modified diet? How did that work out for you? On the other hand, have you done both and did you notice a difference? I have. When I combined a modified diet alongside exercising, I saw…
KGS17 Key to Better Job Performance Relationship Management and Decision Making with Kingsley Grant
Apr 10, 2019 • 24 min
Most leaders have this one thing in common: they want results that lead to better job performance, better relationships, and better decision making across the board. They want to see it happening among leaders and team-members and team-members and…
KGS16: Leaders and Personal Development with Kingsley Grant
Apr 9, 2019 • 22 min
Personal Development, what is it? Is it really necessary for leaders to concern themselves with it? Does it make a difference whether they do or not? It all depends on who you ask. If you ask someone who is mediocre and simply average in their leadership…
KGS15: Leadership Do Over Is Possible with Kingsley Grant
Apr 8, 2019 • 22 min
In life we are often told that there are things that do not give us a chance to have a do-over. That is true when it comes to certain things like parenting a child who is now an adult, there is no do-over as far as going back and fixing past parenting…
KGS14: Good Stress Bad Stress No Stress with Kingsley Grant
Apr 5, 2019 • 21 min
You, like me, may have tried a number of ways to get rid of or get control of our stress, yet to no avail. Unfortunately there are some people who have resorted to vices of different kinds in trying to manage their stress but only to complicate their…
KGS13 #1 Sure-Fire Way To Succeed Where Others Failed
Apr 4, 2019 • 23 min
This idea that you can succeed where others failed, may sound preposterous. It might sound like a fairytale, unbelievable, unattainable, it’s for others, but not for you. Probably upon hearing this idea, you immediately think of those who have failed in…
KGS12 Transformational Leadership Increases Productivity and Profitability with Kingsley Grant
Apr 3, 2019 • 20 min
Transformational leaders have an advantage over other types of leaders. They do so simply by their ability to educate, inform, and inspire. Not every leader is able to do this. Research bears this out. Researchers Ken W. Perry & Alan Bryman (2006) had…
KG11 Emotelligent Leaders Show Emotions with Kingsley Grant
Apr 2, 2019 • 20 min
Some leaders think that the word emotions and leadership should not be written in the same sentence. It is distasteful to them. Many of these leaders associate weakness with emotions. It also makes them vulnerable and open to be taken advantage of. At…
KG10 Show Vulnerability Without Losing Respect with Kingsley Grant
Apr 1, 2019 • 20 min
When you hear the word vulnerable, what comes to your mind? Here’s what most people think when they hear the word vulnerability (.See if any of this applies to you): * weak * risky * lose respect The one that is most often referenced, is the risk. Yes, it…
KG09 Positive Feedback Trumps Negative Feedback Everytime with Kingsley Grant
Mar 28, 2019 • 22 min
Life is filled with feedback of all kinds, some positive and at times some not so positive. What do you do when you receive negative feedback from life? Spouse? Boss? Team member? How do you give feedback to your team members that is helpful and not…
KG08 Increase Productivity with this #1 Leadership Tip with Kingsley Grant
Mar 27, 2019 • 19 min
There are many thoughts on how to increase productivity within your department. Everyone seems to have a hack, tip, or trick on how to get people to become more productive. It’s understandable why there is so much content on this one topic. Productivity…
KG07: 5 Surefire Ways Leaders Alienate Their Followers with Kingsley Grant
Mar 26, 2019 • 28 min
There are a number of ways to alienate your followers, but these five are part of the cardinal sins of leadership. When they are carried out the results can be devastating for everyone involved and invariably for the organization. It’s a no-win situation.…
KG06 Your Breath and Body Odor Could Be The Reason with Kingsley Grant
Mar 22, 2019 • 20 min
Some leaders maybe unaware of some of the very obvious reasons their team members avoid them like the plague. The way to discover what that could be is mentioned in this episode. Most of what is shared can be found in my soon to be released book: The…
KGS05 | It Is Your Mood Dude with Kingsley Grant
Mar 21, 2019 • 17 min
Many times leaders do not realize that their mood sets the stage for performance and that productivity is tied directly to the how they manage it. In this episode I talk about what happens when leaders show up to lead their teams with a “foul” attitude or…
KG04 Influential Leaders Different Outcomes and Why with Kingsley Grant
Mar 18, 2019 • 19 min
How is that some leaders would earn the title of being influential but the outcomes of their leadership is one to be desired whereas the other leader, is everything one would want to emulate? In this episode I discuss the tales of two leaders: Martin…
KGS03 | 10 Required Pledges All Leaders Need To Make by Kingsley Grant
Mar 15, 2019 • 20 min
Why do Sororities and Fraternities have their members sign pledges? Why do they have standardize pledges? Having not much knowledge of either, I’m going to guess that it’s to make things uniform and make sure everyone abide by the same principles. If you…
KGS02 | Are You Quantified To Lead with Kingsley Grant
Mar 14, 2019 • 19 min
Ask almost every leader whether or not they are qualified to lead and the answer will be “of course!” It will almost always be in a defensive manner. I get it why they would almost feel offended if asked. But what about quantified? This would immediately…
KGS01 | Outdated Leadership is Malpractice Leadership by Kingsley Grant
Mar 13, 2019 • 21 min
Practicing leadership in the 21st Century using 20th Century approaches is doomed to fail. Is it any wonder many leaders are failing at leading the people they were entrusted to lead or that those people, even very talented ones, are jumping ship? In this…
KGS00 | Leadership That Works - You Are One Skill Away by Kingsley Grant
Mar 12, 2019 • 18 min
There is leadership and there is LEADERSHIP. The latter is made up of people who understands what it takes to lead people to make better decisions, have better relationships, and to become top performers. This episode introduces to the paradigm that makes…