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167: Leaders with Heart Understand that Caring is About Action

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In this episode, Heather speaks directly with her listeners about the inspiration behind her book and some updates regarding the Caring Leadership Ecosystem of the book, assessment, and community.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leaders must make their employees feel seen and heard.
  • The Caring Leadership community is now open.
  • There is a free version of the Caring Leadership assessment.
  • The Caring Leadership ecosystem is a support system for individuals who want to be better.
  • Leading with Heart creates a ripple effect.

Caring Leadership is showing concern and kindness to those you lead in very consistent ways. – Heather R. Younger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet

Why Did I Write This Book?

In the past I had experienced leaders who made it obvious that they did not care for me or my peers. As an only child I feel closer to my friends, coworkers, and peers than most people because everyone is my brother and sister. Seeing how many of the leaders I interacted with did not take the time to treat their employees like humans inspired me to go out of my way to make a difference. I like to lead with care, heart and compassion and I wanted to influence others to do this as well.

 

Caring Leadership Ecosystem

I want to take a moment and update you on what’s been happening and where this journey of Caring Leadership has taken me. When I was writing my book, The Art of Caring Leadership, I had this vision of creating a support system for my readers, viewers, and listeners. This vision was greater than myself and my book, but really a way to extend the belief system within the book into an interactive platform with other caring-leaders-in-development.

One Manager at a Time

Although I’ve had my fair share of managers who didn’t show up as Caring Leaders, I have also had a few who did and they have stuck with me. I had a manager, early in my career, who could sense that I felt unheard within the company. He took the time to sit me down and address my concerns even though I had never mentioned it. A simple 5 minute conversation allowed me to feel seen, heard, and motivated to be able to do my job.

Get on the Caring Leadership journey and be better. – Heather R. Younger #leadershipwithheart Click To Tweet


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