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Join us in our search for what makes a great communicator? How do leaders use their communication skills to inspire, create trust, and influence? It’s not easy. What did they do to get better? Listen bi-monthly to how you can improve your communication skills and take the steps to be a great leader in business. Tune in to hear each guest’s “failure ta-da” and see how they learned from a failure. Plus, check out the Three Stars, in which Joel distills what we learned into actionable points you can apply in business and in everyday life. Do you have a question or comment for The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast? Send us an email at: podcast@greatcanadiantraining.ca And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss an upcoming episode.

Join us in our search for what makes a great communicator? How do leaders use their communication skills to inspire, create trust, and influence? It’s not easy. What did they do to get better? Listen bi-monthly to how you can improve your communication skills and take the steps to be a great leader in business. Tune in to hear each guest’s “failure ta-da” and see how they learned from a failure. Plus, check out the Three Stars, in which Joel distills what we learned into actionable points you can apply in business and in everyday life. Do you have a question or comment for The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast? Send us an email at: podcast@greatcanadiantraining.ca And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss an upcoming episode.

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Join us in our search for what makes a great communicator? How do leaders use their communication skills to inspire, create trust, and influence? It’s not easy. What did they do to get better? Listen bi-monthly to how you can improve your communication skills and take the steps to be a great leader in business. Tune in to hear each guest’s “failure ta-da” and see how they learned from a failure. Plus, check out the Three Stars, in which Joel distills what we learned into actionable points you can apply in business and in everyday life. Do you have a question or comment for The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast? Send us an email at: podcast@greatcanadiantraining.ca And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss an upcoming episode.

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Episodes

The 9 Behaviours of Leadership-Part 1

8/16/2022
Are leaders born that way? Probably not! Your business card may say ‘leader’ but that doesn’t mean you are one…yet. What if we took those leadership buzzwords like integrity, visionary, etc. and made them into tangible skills? What if we looked at other behaviours of leadership and made them into skills you could develop and practice? There is a wealth of information here – so much that we made this into a 2-part episode. In both parts, we explore the 9 behaviours of leadership – these are...

Duration:00:24:20

Getting Started with Business Storytelling

7/28/2022
Are you using storytelling in business to motivate, inspire or persuade your audience(s)? Are you thinking, “Sure, I’d love to try, but where and how do I start this?” This episode can help! Rance Greene gives us a masterclass on how we can create and design relevant stories to connect, inspire, guide or persuade others with a clear call to action. Our guest Rance Greene is a Story Designer, Author, Speaker, and owner of Needastory.com and the School Of Story Design. Rance formed these...

Duration:00:46:34

How to Use Neuroscience to Feel More Confident

7/12/2022
What if you could feel more confident for your next presentation, meeting, or pressure situation? In this episode, learn ways to have more control over your thoughts, and not vice versa! How does this help us to be more confident? It starts with learning how training your brain to grow and to be challenged is pivotal to building your new levels of confidence. Are you challenging your brain? When you create new experiences, you are getting out of your comfort zone and on your way to growth...

Duration:00:38:20

The Shared Experience Extravaganza - Summer Edition

6/28/2022
Have you missed an episode? Looking for quick notes on giving feedback, communication styles and tips on leadership actions? In this episode, we reflect on the 'Greatest Hits' from our guests and answer your questions on effective communication styles, giving feedback, time management, thought leadership and tough conversations. It’s the Shared Experience Extravaganza - Summer Edition. You can’t have an extravaganza without special guests: Joy Neuhold, Co-Owner of The Great Canadian...

Duration:00:31:36

What Does it Take to be a MasterChef?

6/14/2022
How do you bring out your best when under pressure? And what if that moment is in front of millions watching? What do you do? What do you focus on? This episode can help as we talk with Michael Varga on how he handled the pressure of being in the spotlight, the importance of vulnerability and why not trying to please everyone was key. We also discuss how he deals with recently being promoted into a leadership role and the transition from being a part of the team to now leading it. Where it...

Duration:00:29:58

How Do You Inspire A Shared Vision?

5/24/2022
Inspiring others sounds great - so how does one do that? And how do you share your vision? This is the challenge. When you hear the words ‘inspire’ and ‘vision’, it’s hard to grasp, it feels abstract. In this episode, our guest Arminda Gonzalez Dumpierrez is here to deconstruct the abstract, to make it real and tangible. She clearly shows us the ways you can inspire and share your vision, and how important this is as the next step in leadership and communication. Arminda Gonzalez...

Duration:00:35:36

Selling Isn’t What You Think It Is

5/10/2022
If you have to sell an idea or a product, do you immediately think, “I don’t want to be pushy!”? For most of us that’s a firm YES! Fair enough, we’ve all had salespeople and leaders overwhelm us with facts and features, yet not even take a breath, let alone ask us a question. If you are a leader or anyone trying sell a new behaviour, idea or product, finding the best way to connect and influence can feel daunting. In this episode, our guest is Kira Callahan, an expert in sales...

Duration:00:29:53

Can Giving Feedback Be Fun?

4/26/2022
Are you ready to confidently deliver thoughtful & actionable feedback? Um, not quite? This episode will make it easier for you. “When giving feedback, it’s not what you say; people get defensive because of why they think you’re saying it”. We share the strategies you need to deliver feedback that is motivational, not confrontational! And isn’t it more fun when giving feedback that is helpful, focused on recognition and growth of the other person? As always, we have our 3 stars at the end...

Duration:00:17:34

Presentation Secrets from a Sports Broadcaster

4/12/2022
Presentation jitters? How can you feel more comfortable and confident when presenting? This episode can help with some tips and techniques to communicate your thoughts in front of an audience from 1 to millions. Our guest is John Horn, who shares 20+ years of sports broadcasting experience on what it takes to be prepared, ask the right questions and share your story in a way that engages an audience. John Horn is a veteran in the sports broadcasting and sports production industries...

Duration:00:28:42

Time Management in Ten Minutes

3/29/2022
“I have no time!” Sound familiar? Is this you? This episode can help with tips and strategies to manage your time and the stress that comes with it. When you fail to manage your time, there is a feeling of loss of control which causes stress. If you want to break this cycle, the answer lies in great time management skills and the behaviours to get there. Because being busy is not the same as being effective. Take a few minutes to listen in as our host Joel Silverstone shares some simple...

Duration:00:10:34

Leadership Lessons From The Circus And Beyond.

3/15/2022
Episode #20 is energizing! Leadership Lessons From The Circus and Beyond. You might be asking yourself: “What does the circus have to do with leadership?” How about if that circus was called Cirque du Soleil? At one time one of the largest live entertainment shows, having played to over 100 million spectators, and its staff comprised of over 50 nationalities, speaking 25 different languages…. Now that is a leadership and communication conversation! We are talking with Jay Guilford,...

Duration:00:31:14

“A Difficult Conversation? You Got This!”

2/22/2022
Episode #19 is insightful! This is the final episode of our significant four podcasts series on navigating difficult conversations. Don’t forget to go back and listen to episodes 16, 17 and 18 for the full path. Are you getting ready to have a difficult conversation? Dreading it? Nobody enjoys it! 90% of the time, you have normal, routine conversations; however, around 10% of the time is that moment when you or the other person says or does something irrational or is triggered…and we’re...

Duration:00:24:43

Managing High Emotions, High Stakes Conversations

2/8/2022
Episode #18 is enlightening! This episode is part of our significant four podcasts series on navigating difficult conversations (see below for more on this series). If you think about a difficult conversation you just had or are about to have, the emotions and the stakes are probably high. Then add to that those differences of opinion. We are talking with Shayna Beeksma, who deals with the trifecta of emotionally charged conversations: Estate Law! In this episode, you will learn how...

Duration:00:29:01

How to Give Feedback Confidently

1/25/2022
Episode #17 is empowering! "How to give feedback confidently" This episode is part of our significant four podcasts series on navigating difficult conversations (see below for more on this series). For many of us, giving feedback weighs on us and we anticipate a difficult conversation. In fact, a survey published in The Harvard Business Review found that 1 out of every 2 managers hates giving feedback! Our guest, Nancy Shapiro, shares her insights, as a leader and as someone who works in...

Duration:00:24:53

Are You Objective or Assuming?

1/11/2022
Episode #16 is enlightening! “Are you being objective? Or are you assuming?” This episode is part of our significant four podcasts series on navigating difficult conversations. One of the elements of a difficult conversation is that emotions are triggered, and often it's based on assumptions and not objectivity. Our guest Nicola Van Dam shares some great insights, anecdotes, and tips, such as the questions you should never ask and the go-to questions you should. This episode builds your...

Duration:00:33:22

The Shared Experience Extravaganza

12/21/2021
Featuring the 'Greatest Hits' from our guests plus listeners questions. Episode #15 is ENCOURAGING! It’s a shared experience extravaganza. We reflect on the 'Greatest Hits' from our guests, and answer your questions on effective communication styles, influencing skills, thought leadership and tough conversations You can’t have an extravaganza without special guests: Joy Neuhold, Co-Owner of The Great Canadian Leadership Training & Consulting Company and our superb producer Erica...

Duration:00:25:33

People Follow Leaders

12/7/2021
Episode #14 is INSIGHTFUL. Your people are looking at you to set the tone and they will follow your lead. In this episode, our guest Catherine Hayos shares her own leadership experiences. She’ll also share her enlightening story of two different leaders whose teams precisely emulated their tone and style. Catherine Hayos is a Senior Leader of Learning and Enablement at Optimus SBR, the largest midsized independent consulting firm in Canada. As a former professional actor, Catherine has...

Duration:00:20:27

Communicate In Your Style

11/16/2021
Episode #13 is motivating! As a leader, communicating in your style means that people will believe and trust you. Does your communication style feel natural? Or are you copying another’s style? Our guest Joy Neuhold discusses how she found her style (hint: a garbage can was involved) and how leaders and all of us can find ours. Joy Neuhold has been the Co-Owner and Senior Training & Consulting Manager at The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company since 2002 and at CompuEase since...

Duration:00:16:06

Managing Up

10/26/2021
Episode 12 is INSIGHTFUL. A popular question we get in training is: “How Do You Manage Upwards?” How do you give feedback or change a behaviour - when that person is in authority? Whether you're an employee, a leader who reports above or a leader who wants to create a culture where your people can give you feedback, this episode is for you. Our guest Melanie Ziltener shares her insightful example of when change was desperately needed within her department and her manager wasn't open to...

Duration:00:17:06

How to Lead with Integrity and Inclusion

10/12/2021
The first question I had for our guest is: How do you define integrity and inclusion? They are abstract concepts, so how do we know we are leading with them? We also talk about how leaders keep the connection with their teams in a remote environment. In this episode, Nupur shares her insights on the communication skills and intentions needed to make everyone feel included. We discuss the importance of building our awareness of diversity and unconscious biases that we may be holding onto....

Duration:00:27:49