176: Leaders with Heart Know Leadership is a Choice

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In this episode, Heather speaks directly with her listeners about the importance of reframing our mindsets around leadership. Being a leader can sometimes be seen as a hassle due to the hard work involved. When we reframe the way we think about leadership, it can be both exciting and rewarding. Here are some tips.

Key Takeaways: 

  • It takes a lot of work to be a leader, but it comes with a lot of rewards.
  • A person who cares is a leader who leads with compassion.
  • Show kindness on purpose.
  • It is a gift to be a leader.
  • Taking care of yourself is just as important.
Leadership should be seen as an opportunity, not a burden. - Heather R. Younger  #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet

Heather R. Younger’s Bio

Heather R. Younger is an experienced keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement, leadership development, and DEI consulting firm, where she is on a mission to help leaders understand the power they possess to ensure people feel valued at work. 

Known as The Employee WhispererTM, Heather harnesses humor, warmth, and an instant relatability to engage and uplift audiences and inspire them into action. 

Rooted in her belief that employees aren’t just numbers on the payroll but human beings with ideas that matter, Heather’s talks and workshops are dedicated to helping teams, leaders, and organizations shine by improving how they listen to, communicate with, and empower employees.  

What it Takes

I understand how overwhelming it may seem to have someone like me tell you to be appreciative, caring, and giving to your team when you are struggling to get by. Nevertheless, I never promised an easy journey. To be honest, it’s hard for me! However, it is a choice. You have the choice of how you want to show up as a leader – do you want to be a caring leader or one that just gets by? When you find that you are not being the best leader, I encourage you to think about these things. We’ve all been there. All it takes is learning from them, and being better for it.

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Leadership is not easy, but it is a gift. - Heather R. Younger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet


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Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

“Heather’s courage and vulnerability to share her authentic self are truly inspiring. She shares the most cutting-edge leadership strategies on topics like emotional intelligence and employee experience. If you’re looking to sharpen your leadership skills, this podcast is for you.”

Creating a Culture of ListeningTM is Heather's Specialty

She's the...

CEO of Employee Fanatix

A leading workplace culture and employee engagement consulting & training firm.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker

Bringing the best insights from over 25,000 employee stories to the stage.

A diversity, equity, & inclusion strategist

An expert in creating safe spaces for these vital conversations.

A contributor to leading news outlets

A trusted expert for stories on culture, workplace engagement, and employee retention.

The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the employee experience.

Through this guide, Heather uncovers how you can ensure those you lead feel heard by taking 3 approaches to listening inside an organization.

  • Understand why listening is the key to employee engagement
  • Learn how the Cycle of Listening contributes to strong workplace relationships
  • Get a practical framework for creating a listening culture that is bidirectional, responsive, and supportive

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