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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.

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.

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Canada

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

I Thought My Job Was To Save People

9/28/2021
Episode #10 is ENGAGING! What is your default setting? For many of us, that default is to solve our team’s, colleagues’ or friends’ problems - right here, right now! This was a shift for our guest Allison Dell, newly appointed Head of HR at Cineplex, about learning to meet her people where they were at, and not be the hero that saves them. In this episode, Allison shares her insights on the importance of our words and intentions. Words do matter but, as we find out in this discussion,...

Duration:00:26:50

How To Communicate Successfully

9/14/2021
Episode #9 is ENERGIZING! How can we communicate successfully, in meetings, with clients or with our colleagues? What about if you and your long-time friend decide to start a business together? How do you make that work and what communication skills do you need to be effective and maintain respect? In this episode, our guests Noah Maislin and Marko Lindhe have figured out a way to operationalize their communication styles with each other, their clients, and their roster of 130+ remote...

Duration:00:46:07

How To Communicate With Confidence

8/31/2021
Episode #8 is ENLIGHTENING! We would all like to communicate with confidence. To be more influential and impactful in our business interactions. To have an impact as a leader on the growth of the people around you. As an HR leader, to be influential as a trusted business partner. How do you do it? In this episode, Jennifer McClure shares her 30+ years of experience in leadership and HR with great insights and examples of what it takes to communicate in a way that inspires others to be...

Duration:00:44:00

Understand the Nuances of Language

8/16/2021
Episode #7 is ENLIGHTENING! How do you adapt to different communication styles? Cultures? Languages? Do assumptions get in the way? In this episode, Dhimant Patel, a global business leader, shares his insights and experiences in communicating with people from different countries and cultures. Learning the nuances of language for international business can start with a simple question such as: “What’s the price?” – this question must have varying tones to maintain mutual respect. Dhimant...

Duration:00:46:07

Do Your People Know Your Story?

7/27/2021
Episode #6 is ENGROSSING! You want to connect more with your teams. You want to build the culture in your organization, and you know it’s more than a twelve-point plan. How do you do it? In this episode, Kaitlin Sandor-Kerr discusses how and why sharing your story has a ripple effect on people and the company and creates a sense of purpose and values. As a leader, do your people know your story? Kaitlin Sandor-Kerr is the Founder of Support Panda, People & Development (HR) Consultancy....

Duration:00:36:46

It’s About Them

7/12/2021
Episode #5 is ENGAGING! You want to present to and engage your audience, whether it’s to one or a thousand people. How do you do it? In this episode, Nancey Watson shares some great principles of presentation skills and communicating that start with asking yourself, “Do I know who is in the audience and why this should matter to them?” You want to be a better presenter and communicator. But it’s not about you, it’s about what is relevant to them. Focusing on that creates trust and has your...

Duration:00:37:56

Influencing Without Authority

6/29/2021
Episode #4 is ENCOURAGING! You want to influence others to action - whether you have authority or not, how do you do it? In this episode, Tamara Lovi shares some great principles of influencing and communicating that inspire, motivate, and create collaboration. You want to be an influential leader, but, as Tamara says, “We’re not born with these skills”. It takes failures, coaching and learning to adapt and understand communication styles. Tamara Lovi is a seasoned health & beauty...

Duration:00:29:00

Make Others Feel Valued

6/15/2021
Episode #3 is MOTIVATING! We all want to feel appreciated and respected. As a leader, how do you communicate and model that to your teams and clients? In this episode, Alexa Nick guides us on the foundations to create trust, the effect listening intently has on others and why balancing logic with storytelling matters. Alexa Nick began her career as a management consultant. She then pursued her goals of entrepreneurship by founding and launching myPractice, a virtual learning platform...

Duration:00:29:58

Everyone Has A Story

5/25/2021
Everyone Has a Story Episode #2 is INSPIRING. What holds you back from writing, from communicating your ideas? Is it fear of judgment? For most of us, that’s a definite yes! In this episode, our guest Hannah Tough guides us on how to communicate more effectively (hint: drop your ego) and how to listen to the stories that want to be heard. Hannah Tough is the Internal Marketing and Communication Lead at Havas Canada, a contributor to the online publication Thrive Global, and founded the...

Duration:00:22:38

Robots and AI in the workplace- How will we be interacting with them?

5/11/2021
“The robots are coming... No wait, the robots are here!” Episode #1 is FASCINATING- Robots and AI in the workplace and how we interact with them. We discuss the different communication styles, and if the robots are being programmed to bring out the best of our humanity? Then as leaders and for all of us we need to re-program our communication and collaboration abilities. Dr. Robin Yap brings his studies, energy, insights, and some of his robot friends to the podcast. Dr. Yap has deep...

Duration:00:28:00

Welcome to The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast

3/22/2021
Welcome to the Great Canadian Leadership Podcast Trailer. Join us in our search for: What makes A Great Communicator! I'm your host Joel Silverstone and in my 20 + years of working with organisations around the world, I have seen great leaders struggle with their ability to communicate and others who just made it look so easy! Bi-monthly we discuss with leaders and experts from Canada and Globally their successes, failures and... What did they do to get better? How did they adapt? Listen...

Duration:00:01:15