Don’t miss this comprehensive episode of the “Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning” podcast, where leadership guru and bestselling author, Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick, discusses powerful tactics from his latest book for mastering self-awareness and personal transformation. Bosnick, recognized by reputable figures such as Scott Friedman and Marshall Goldsmith, presents his unique combination of neuroscience research and practical wisdom with a focus on self-improvement and growth.
Watch on YouTube here https://youtu.be/vGweJ0sCJ14
The episode dissects the concepts of his award-winning book “Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership,” illustrating how change and improvement are truly achievable both from internal (‘inside out’) and external (‘outside in’) perspectives. Listeners will grasp the immense power of self-leadership and its transformative effect on personal growth and success.
Explore practical strategies for habit formation, the significance of sequentially reading chapters, and the impact of a self-assessment system. Gain insights from Grant’s expert advice on maintaining a balance between strengths and weaknesses while chasing after your goals. Dive into the information-rich conversation that uncovers the art of learning and the fascinating intricacies of engaging the mind with real-time applications of knowledge. Ultimately, embark on an intellectual journey that has the power to elevate personal achievement and self-awareness to uncharted levels.
Round-off this enlightening experience with the rich resources that Grant provides, from beautifully illustrated maps to enhance tracking of personal growth, to video series and companion workbooks designed for tailoring self-leadership strategies. So, ready yourself for a transformative journey of the mind into the world of self-leadership with this gripping episode.
On today’s episode #321 with Guest: Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick “Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership: A Bite Size Approach Using Psychology and Neuroscience” we will cover:
✔ Powerful tactics from this NEW award-winning book that illustrates how change and achievement are truly achievable both from internal (‘inside out’) and external (‘outside in’) perspectives.
✔Listeners will grasp the immense power of self-leadership and its transformative effect on personal growth and success.
✔Explore practical strategies for habit formation, the significance of sequentially reading chapters, and the impact of a self-assessment system
✔Gain insights from Grant’s expert advice on maintaining a balance between strengths and weaknesses while chasing after your goals
✔Embark on an intellectual journey that has the power to elevate personal achievement and self-awareness to uncharted levels.
✔Round-off this enlightening experience with the rich resources that Grant provides, from beautifully illustrated maps to enhance tracking of personal growth, to video series and companion workbooks designed for tailoring self-leadership strategies.
Another example that shows us that failure is not an option. Here’s what Scott Friedman, the author of Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations has to say about the book we are going to cover today:
Today’s episode really is going to be a journey of the mind…
Welcome back to SEASON 11 of The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning and emotional intelligence training for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren’t taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I’m Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to help us to APPLY this research in our daily lives.
On today’s episode #321, we will be speaking with Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick[i], the Managing Director of YES (Your Empowering Solutions), author, consultant, keynote speaker and executive coach. He has worked with 100+ Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies to co-create people strategies to help organizations build a trusting, collaborative culture and develop leaders to transform their behavior to lead themselves, others and perform at a higher level. Originally from Toronto (where I grew up) and now based in Singapore, he has lived in Asia Pacific for over 20 years.
When Grant reached out to me, earlier this month, it was not WHAT he said to me that caught my eye, but HOW he said it. Maybe because I was in the middle of writing the final part of our Science of Getting Rich book study, that’s all about Thinking AND Acting in This Certain Way. Grant said that he uses “psychology and neuroscience, (and works) with Leaders and Teams in great organizations to go from human to superhuman, by tapping into the more resource-efficient parts of their brains, achieving more and being happier.”
This sounds exactly like what I am trying to do for our listeners on this podcast, helping us to build stronger 2.0 versions of ourselves, and if Grant has some knowledge about how to do this, I want to know what he suggests, especially after all the high-level companies he has been working with over the past 20 years.
I kept on reading what he had written in an email to me, and next I learned about his award-winning book, Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership, that was published last year by Routledge, with a Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith.
“Marshall Goldsmith[ii] wrote the Foreword to his book?” I’m reading with a different lens now. I don’t know anyone in the field of leadership/coaching who doesn’t know Marshall Goldsmith. He’s known as the “World’s #1 Leadership Thinker” with an unusual ability to help other people succeed. His mission in life to help successful leaders to get even better, so now I know the level that Grant Upbeat Bosnick has attained, before I’ve even read his book!
Let’s meet the author of Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership and see if we can learn how to use this book as our guide in 2024, to apply neuroscience and psychology is a whole NEW way, taking us to the high levels of achievement expected by those who work with him, and those who work with those who he learned from like Marshall Goldsmith and the late Dr. Covey.
Welcome Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick! I’m looking forward to speaking with you today, and learning
A book on leadership with a foreword written by Marshall Goldsmith! Before I ask you about your book, that’s masterfully written, I wonder how did you cross paths with Marshall Goldsmith, “World’s #1 Leadership Thinker” and how did he influence your work? The Foreword itself tells me about you before I’ve even read your book!
Q1: Then I read on to see all the others who have influenced you along the way, a couple of your influencers are mine (Dr. Stephen Covey) who we spoke about when we interviewed Greg Link, the co-founder of Covey Link, and Dr. Covey’s long-time business partner from EP 207[iii]
Can you share how Dr. Covey and others you mention have influenced your leadership journey?
((This book is dedicated to all those who have influenced me to navigate my self-leadership journey: Marshall Goldsmith, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Ken Blanchard, people close to me, among others; and to all of you reading this, to chart and navigate your personal self-leadership journey. May you choose your own leadership venture and transform your self.))
Q2: There’s 18 chapters in the book, with each one exploring a different theme related to self-leadership and are written in such a way that we can read them in any order.
Q3: Can you explain how you picked the 18 leadership principles, and how do we now create change from the inside-out (using neuroscience/how our brain works) and outside-in (how we understand others and how others see us)?
How do you use practical activities, reflective questions personal anecdotes and Illustrations to help us to create change?
Q3B: How did you create a map for this self-leadership journey?
Q4: I think I’m answering my own questions here, but with the choose your own adventure theme, does it begin with the Self-Assessment[iv]?
Q4A: Before we look at the tailored approach that was designed for me, I wonder if you can tell me off the top of your head, what areas YOU are focused on this year, and why?
Q4B: Can we look at my Tailored Approach to Leadership to help others who listen, to know where they begin with their journey?
Based on how I filled out the self-assessment, it pinpointed to me that Pathways 1 (goals/time management), 4 (physical health/emotion regulation) and 5 (change/resilience) are my lowest priorities. I can tell you for sure these are carved into my daily habits (the highest importance for me with time management, health and pathway 5 seems to be hardwired into me, but these 3, I think I’ve got, so probably why they are showing up low.
Pathway 2 (inspiration/motivation/influence/presence) is a high priority (100%) especially with the podcast, always looking for WHAT’S NEW and innovative that I can share/learn from and help others with, and Pathway 6 (relationships/authenticity, biases, trust, empathy) I know is also a high priority for me, with wanting to keep learning, interviewing high level guests, and helping us to take our results to the highest levels possible.
Pathway 3, Mindfulness, Flow and Insight is of MEDIUM priority for me from the assessment. Like my low priority areas, I do think this one is important, and I also have time carved out daily for these, but I think the more interviews I’m doing, the more this leads to enhancing this area.
Q4C: Once someone completes the self-assessment, how do they know which of the 18 chapters they should begin with? Just from lining up the chapters? For me, I skip Ch 2 (goals), and go straight to Ch 3 (inspiration and motivation?)
Q4D: Before I even get to the book, how would you suggest I use this beautiful map you’ve drawn for me? It looks like the map outlines the book from Ch 1-18 starting with goals, and ending with resilience? I like checking off things I’ve worked on…how do YOU use this colorful map?
Q4E: I know I’m going to be focused on Pathway 2 (Motivation and Inspiration) but as I read Chapter 1 on goals, that was low priority for me, the science revealed something I’ve always wondered about. It was about the Force Field Driving Us according to Kurt Lewins Field Theory you mention in Chapter 2 on Goals. I’m always looking to connect science to some of the well-known books we’ve grown up studying (like Wallace D Wattles The Science of Getting Rich) who talks about taking action in our present environment. As you take this action, you begin to change and will outgrow your present environment, preparing you for the NEW environment you will be moving towards. Can you explain the science in the chapter on goals?
How do we now create change from the inside-out (using neuroscience/how our brain works) and outside-in (how we understand others and how others see us) within each chapter? Do you think it’s because you are making us think with the questions you ask us, and then point us in the direction of neuroscience? How do I know I’ve met with the change I set out to attain?
Q5: For those out there who want to discover their own tailored approaches to leadership, (for themselves or their teams) what is the best route for them to take?
Q6: Is there anything important Grant, that I’ve missed today? This book was much deeper than I realized when I started to see the neuroscience you’ve included, along with the activities included.
For those who want to reach you, is the best place your website? I’ve listed your email, website, LinkedIn and YouTube below for people to find you.
I want to thank you for the time you’ve taken to walk me through a very thorough Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership that you’ve created in your book. I’m going to take the time to learn and implement each chapter, and am grateful to have had this opportunity to learn directly from you.
Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick
Learn more about The Tailored Approach to Leadership Book https://grantbosnick.com/books/
Signature Keynotes and Solutions https://grantbosnick.com/signature-solutions/
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Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #68 “The Neuroscience of Personal Change with Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-neuroscience-of-personal-change/
[iii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EP 207 with Greg Link https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/co-founder-of-coveylink-greg-link-on-unleashing-greatness-with-neuroscience-sel-trust-and-the-7-habits/