145: Leaders with Heart Show Others How to Be Grateful

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In this episode, Heather speaks directly to listeners about gratitude, resilience, and how leaders help those they lead reframe and focus forward.

Key takeaways:

  • Help your people become resilient.
  • Use gratitude as a resilience-building tool.
  • Curate experiences that change the frame.

Hope you don’t miss this short but sweet episode. Listen and learn! 

Lasting Traditions

It’s a tradition that we have in our family that at Thanksgiving, we talk about what we’re grateful for at the table. We share stories of others and those who are maybe less fortunate than us, the things that we want to do better for that, as well as the following year to really show up better for other people. The following day is a cheery day as we put on our ugly sweaters, get to our trees, listen to music, and have hot cocoa, chocolate, and cookies. Today is that day, but I would be remiss if I did not get on here and thank all of you, the listeners.

It wasn't about (their) perfection. It was about (their) imperfections and how (they were able) to move from that place. - @HeatherRYounger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet

Imperfect Brilliance

For two and a half years of doing these podcasts, listening, talking to amazing people, and really hearing them share great stories, it is because of you that I continue to have these conversations and have great guests. As many of you have referred them to me, we’re able to reveal their brilliance. 

Don’t forget the book that’s coming out next year, “The Art of Caring Leadership.” It is based upon the interviews I’ve had on this podcast with these brilliant people. When I got to episode 25, I realized a lot of people don’t listen to podcast and I have got to get these people’s voices on here. I have got to amplify their brilliance. 

It wasn’t about their perfection. It was about their imperfections and how they were able to move from that place, of maybe being stuck as a leader to a place of more enlightenment, and greater treatment of their employees. I know that they’re delivering better experiences out there because they’re more emotionally intelligent. They’re showing up with more care.

We were all put here to do something. We were all put here to be someone. - @HeatherRYounger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet Focus on what it is we were put on this earth to do. - @HeatherRYounger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet

More of Them, Less of Me

It really is less about me and more about the people that I highlight on this show. I want you to know that I’m grateful for you. Right now, a lot of people are hurting in this world and they don’t know a way out. My message for you today is to try to be that way out for them. Try to be a message of hope for them. Try to be the light for others to follow. I had a lot of darkness in the early years of my life and I wanted to be the light for others. I wanted to show up in a different way. So, show up as that light for other people to help them see a different path forward right now when the world is chaotic. Give as much as you have yourself. Give your time, essence, and energy to those who need you. Help them light a way for a new path that they have to go on.

Be very intentional about setting up the proper environment that creates the right mindset, and the right behaviors that'll help your people see a future that is brighter than what’s right in front of them. - @HeatherRYounger… Click To Tweet We focus on creating cultures of listening. - @HeatherRYounger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet

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