Emotionally Intelligent Leadership – Grant Herbert

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Grant Herbert

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About this conversation
Leaders today are navigating massive change created by constant economic uncertainty, shifting consumer expectations, technological advancement and significant generational differences. Professionals traditionally have high cognitive intelligence (IQ) and technical skill, however, they are not often well trained to deal with issues requiring social and emotional intelligence (SEIQ).

A major challenge we see in every organisation is when great technicians are becoming leaders. Time poor and overstressed people often ask us, “How am I supposed to lead others when I am not really sure how to lead myself?”

This mindset and lack of “soft skills” can lead to micro-managing or abrasive leadership on the one hand and a loss of self-confidence, translating into a drop in performance, on the other. How many times have you seen a new manager or leader lose their mojo or have a negative influence on the people around them? The cost is high right across the professional arena.

In this podcast, Grant shows us why Emotional Intelligence is a crucial skill set to overcome these issues and how to develop them in yourself and others.


More About The Speaker
Describing himself as an ordinary guy, with an outstanding wife and 5 amazing kids, Grant has a passionate message to share about being authentic and living the life you were created to live.

Using experience from his own journey of imperfection, he has empowered thousands of people to escape the performance trap and live their lives authentically.

With over 35 years as a leadership trainer and coach, Grant has learned that the key to developing others is to first help them replace the mindsets and behaviours that are currently sabotaging their results. Once that platform is built, they actually implement what he teaches. This ensures you get a high ROI.

Whether it is in the corporate boardroom, the business seminar or the conference venue, he inspires in you a desire to change and then shows you how to do so. In his own authentic yet powerful way, Grant guides you through your surface story into the real issues hidden below.

As an international Keynote Speaker, he inspires everyone in the room to recognise and replace the mindsets and behaviours that are holding them back from bringing their personal best.

As a Corporate Trainer, Leadership Mentor and Executive Coach, Grant helps to reduce stress and workplace conflict by increasing social and emotional intelligence and authentic leadership capabilities. He creates an environment where people make positive change in the room, not just get more information about the problem.

As the founder and CEO of People Builders, Grant trains and leads s global team of coaches, corporate trainers, HR professionals and facilitators that provide the best outcomes possible for any individual or organisation.


Conversation Notes

  • Emotions are linked to behaviour. We need to have an environment of support and accountability to allow the time and space to change our behaviour.
  • Regardless of your technical skills, without emotional intelligence, you can fall short in your ability and confidence to work with others.
  • Emotional intelligence is a life-long learning process and continual journey.
  • By developing social-emotional intelligence in leadership, we can reduce stress and conflict and increase productivity and engagement.
  • Artificial intelligence is coming our way, but we will never be successful if we take out the human element.
  • As leaders, we need to make sure we’re always coming from a position of cause, rather than effect.


“What we need to ask is how can I lead me, before I can expect to lead others?”


Grant’s Linkedin: Grant Herbert

Grant’s Website: grantherbert.com


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