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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 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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