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Taking the hard line with Emotional Intelligence 

Business leaders like Elon Musk have made headlines for saying employees now must all return to the office. Government leaders took the hard line on border closures. Large corporations take the hard line against industrial action regularly. 

Every day, leaders make big decisions that are often unpopular or have long lasting impacts on customers, staff, organisational culture and more. That will never change. 

The question is – how can leaders take the ‘ hard line ‘ with emotional intelligence? It is vitally critical, particularly in a tight labour market, to lead with empathy – but does that mean you have to be ‘soft’? 


The emotionally intelligent behaviours of exceptional leaders. 

This free one-hour webinar with emotional intelligence expert Dr Ben Palmer and Leadership Development specialist, Kris Grant, will cover how emotionally intelligent leaders take the hard line including: 

  • How they prepare  
  • How they the communicate and deliver messages 
  • How they persuade, influence and gain buy-in from those affected 
  • How they lead and manage the implementation of hard line decisions 
  • Insights from over 150,000 Genos leadership assessments from around the world 
  • Recent examples of leaders taking the hard line in an unemotionally intelligent way and facilitate a thought provoking live question and answer session.  

14 October 2022 | 11am AEST

About the speakers

Dr Ben Palmer

He built the Genos emotional intelligence leadership assessment and related training programs used by hundreds and thousands of leaders worldwide. Personally, he has trained over 100,000 leaders and worked closely to develop thousands of leaders one on one. A true expert in his field, Ben is the pre-eminent expert on emotional intelligence in leadership world wide.

He completed a PhD in Psychology at Swinburne University where he created the first Australian model and measure of emotional intelligence. Together with Swinburne University’s commercialization arm, he then co-founded Genos International in 2002 to bring his model and measure of emotional intelligence to the market. Genos, and Ben’s model and measure of emotional intelligence that forms its core business, is now a national and Australian export success story. For the fifth consecutive year Genos has been recognised by Training Industry in the USA as one of the Top 20 Global Assessment and Evaluation firms, a list that includes iconic companies in this space such as DDI and Korn Ferry. Genos has operations in Australia, North America and Europe and distribution partners servicing clients in 28 different languages and 33 different countries around the world. Companies from Accor Hotels based in Paris, to Qantas in Australia to Walmart in the USA, have used the Genos model and measure of emotional intelligence to help improve leadership, resilience, customer service, sales and teamwork. Ben has a 20 year history of designing and delivering emotional intelligence development programs around the world bringing a uniquely global perspective on emotionally intelligent leadership.

Kris Grant

After a successful executive career in the recruitment industry, Kris Grant became CEO of ASPL in 2015. Since that time, she has been responsible for a significant expansion in business operations and diversification into Leadership Training and Executive Mentoring and Coaching and Strategic Consulting Advisory services. 

A champion of emerging leaders and an ambassador for workplace equality, Kris has built a successful career and a stable of key clients through living her own mantra of always being an authentic leader and empowering her staff, and her clients’ personnel, to create opportunities for success. She honed her management skills while leading over 50,000 staff throughout Asia Pacific at a global talent management firm where she held the position of CFO and COO.    

Kris currently leads a highly engaged and talented team of multi-disciplinary industry experts spanning Advisory Services, Recruitment, Strategy, Training, Consulting, Design and Change Management. She brings over 20 years of experience in strategic management of major clients across sectors including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Banking, Mining, Government and Health. She specialises in mentoring Executives wishing to progress to the next level in their careers and personal leadership development. On each ASPL engagement, Kris works closely with the team to ensure the correct people, systems and processes are in place to provide excellent and consistent client outcomes. 

Kris is passionate about making a difference on the journey with each client, employee and candidate and is a regular keynote speaker and recognised expert in the delivery of positive transformational change and training programs that ensure teams stay connected in the era of the digital and virtual workplace. This is one of ASPL’s key differentiators in the Australia marketplace. 

Genos International

About Genos International

Genos International are world-leading specialists in the assessment and development of emotional intelligence in the workplace. We use emotional intelligence to help people enhance how they connect, communicate, and collaborate with others. And ultimately, transform workplaces, business outcomes and lives. Start-ups to Fortune 500 companies trust us to assess, design and facilitate emotional intelligence programs that improve productivity, employment brand, talent retention, engagement, customer service, loyalty, and profitability.

About ASPL 

ASPL Group is a management consultancy, training and recruitment firm focused on aligning people, processes, and systems. We have been operating across the private and public sectors in Australia and Asia Pacific for the past 15 years. We offer strategic leadership training and consulting for emerging leaders across government and corporate organisations. We recognise the importance of investment into capability, leadership, and talent management.  

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