While I don’t personally know Kingsley Grant, his book sounds like a definite one to add to my reading list.
He focuses on helping leaders turn around toxic work environments and get better results through emotional intelligence.
Kingsley Grant’s book sounds exactly like what the world needs. There are so many toxic work environments out there. Most ignore emotional intelligence and instead do just the opposite.
I remember working in some very toxic work environments. While I tried to treat those under me the right way, the same was not returned to me. I believe you get so much more out of people when you treat them in the right way – with emotional intelligence.
Question 1: Who is Kingsley Grant and how many books you have written?
Kingsley Grant is a National & International Motivational Speaker, Leadership Coach and Trainer, Licensed Psychotherapist, an Adjunct Professor, Host of The Kingsley Grant Show, and a published author. His newest book is entitled: The Emotelligent Leader: Succeed Where Others Failed.
His podcast was selected as one of the top 15 shows (#3) in the global market, to learn about emotional intelligence.
His focus is on helping leaders turn around toxic work environments and get better results for everyone through emotional intelligence.
Kingsley is the Founder of The Emotelligent Leadership Institute where the focus is on helping leaders lead in such a way that people will WANT to follow.
He has been quoted in Inc, Entrepreneur, Yahoo News, just to name a few. He has written for the Huffington Post, Addicted 2 Success, Thrive Global and The Goodmen Project.
He is the author of 4 printed books and 7 ebooks.
Question 2: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is The Emotelligent Leader: Succeed Where Others Failed And Become The Leader Everyone Wants To Follow.
The book was inspired by the research on emotional intelligence and its impact on leadership. Having read many of the research on employee engagement within the workplace and seeing the frustration on both sides, I began to envision what it would take to change that dynamic.
The findings of the emotional intelligence research led me to realize that leaders who are highly emotionally intelligent or work towards becoming that way, get better results from the team members.
It is shown that people respond better when someone acts in an emotionally intelligent way.
With that in mind, I decided to create the word Emōtelligence, which is formed from combining emotion and intelligence together.
Emōlligence (EŌ) is a framework founded on the skills of emotional intelligence and consists of seven foundational skills all leaders need to succeed. Hence the Emōtelligent Leader.
Question 3: What are you working on now, and what are you reading now?
I’m currently working on a new book based on toxic work environments. I’ve come to realize that one of the major roadblocks that hinder higher engagement and productivity within the workplace, has to do with toxicity.
No matter how great a leader is if he or she doesn’t address the issue of a toxic work environment, they are not going to get the results they are looking for.
I’ve come to that conclusion based upon the many expert interviews I’ve done on my podcast: “The Kingsley Grant Show – Where Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Skills Intersect,” along with the research that goes into producing the show.
The title of the book is still being “perfected.”
Question 4: Where do you get your ideas?
Many of my ideas come from the interviews I do with the expert guests on my podcast, research, listening to audiobooks, reading, speaking, coaching, consulting, and my own experience both as a leader for many years as well as one who was under another person’s leadership.
Question 5: What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I’m not sure I have a “best” advice because there are so many that would fall into that category. However, one of the sayings of the late Zig Ziglar has been a favorite of mine because of the impact it has had on my life. He said, “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Question 6: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
There are so many authors I’ve become friends with over the years. To make a list will surely lead to me overlooking the names of some that I’m friends with but forgot to mention them.
However, one of the authors that stands out to me because they were instrumental in getting me started to write is Dan Miller, author of many books but the one that he’s known most for is “48 Days to the work you love.”
I was a part of his mastermind group a few years ago, and he challenged us to be content creators. Writing was one of the avenues he mentioned.
At first, I didn’t gravitate to writing because I didn’t see myself as a writer. However, he helped me to see that I don’t have to necessarily see myself as a writer in the traditional sense, but I could see myself as a Speaker, which is who I am, who happens to write.
This helped me tremendously.
Question 7: What’s next for you as a writer?
As I mentioned earlier, writing my next book is something I’m focused on. In addition to that, continuing to put out regular content on my website, social media platforms, and media like this one will be a big part of what I do.
Question 8: Where can someone purchase your books, and how can they reach you?
My books can be purchased on Amazon. If someone types in my name on Amazon, they’ll see my author page with all the books and ebooks, I’ve written.
To reach me:
- Through my website – www.kingsleygrant.com/connect
- Social media platforms at @kingsleygrant
- By phone: 954-688-4905
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