How Leadership Shapes the Future of Work

I have spoken to countless leaders in the last few years who have completely changed their outlook on how they want their workplace to flourish. The remote environment that the pandemic provided to the majority of us really became the ‘kick in the pants’ that we needed for leaders to recognize that maybe our communication, … Read more

The Irreversible Consequences of Ignoring Mental Health

The subject of mental health has always been one that far too many people don’t take seriously. It has a reputation for being taboo, yet holds the heaviest weight over each and every thing we do in our daily lives. It controls how we stay motivated, productive, and the way we treat those around us. … Read more

Are You Empowering Your People to Take Flight to Success?

I was thinking about the new Top Gun movie the other day, and the scenes of Maverick’s determination to show his pilots that an ‘impossible’ mission was attainable had me thinking about that concept in leadership. He took a huge risk getting in the trenches to prove to his team that the hard work could … Read more

A 5-Step Guarantee in Delivering Comprehensive Feedback

Recently at one of my son’s baseball games, I realized how much I truly love his coach’s leadership style. He provides feedback to his team as soon as they walk off the field or after they go to bat, pulling them aside and speaking to them all directly. Each time he is consistent, caring, and … Read more

Leading with Positive Power

We all have this internal power inside of us. It’s not commonly talked about, and many of us walk through life without really knowing what it means or how to act on it. I remember when I was young, I dealt a lot with racism and addiction within my family. But deep down, I knew … Read more

What I Learned from My Father’s Death

Imagine never knowing whether your father is dead or alive. If you can imagine, it would be tough. Unfortunately, this happened to me. To be honest, I have been reluctant to post this because of just how personal it is. But the unfortunate circumstances around what I am about to tell you truly changed me. … Read more

How to Lead a Team like Aaron Judge

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There’s a lot to be said about a leader who gains more enthusiasm and spirit from having an excellent team behind them. That’s exactly how Aaron Judge leads in his baseball career. He never gets too excited about personal accomplishments until those accomplishments reflect well on his team, driving their productivity and leading them to … Read more

Appreciating the Different Cookies in Your Cookie Jar

When I say ‘cookies in your cookie jar,’ I’m not literally talking about chocolate chip cookies, oreos, oatmeal raisin, or even peanut butter. But figuratively, I am. Each of these ‘flavors’ represent a different and unique player on your team. How they carry themselves, their work ethic, how they interact with other people. They have … Read more

How Your Leadership Style Can Change an Entire Company

How Your Leadership Style Can Change an Entire Company

You can probably think of a time in your life where you were eating at a restaurant with your family or maybe even making a large purchase and the experience didn’t go the way you expected. Which usually leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth (no pun intended:) about the company you’re dealing … Read more

Finding the Leader Within You

Finding the Leader Within You

Whether you have worked your way up the ladder into a leadership role or you took one unexpectedly, it can often be difficult to navigate the waters. A huge piece of that understanding is choosing the leadership style you want to reflect to your people. Finding the leader within you can mean different things to … Read more


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.”

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CEO of Employee Fanatix

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

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An expert in creating safe spaces for these vital conversations.

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

The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Active 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 Active 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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