5 Strategies for Leaders to Increase Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement has been trending as a hot topic in 2022 as it’s come to a height with the Great Resignation. Leaders all over have struggled with the multitude of transitions between the virtual, hybrid, or just plain staying in the office world. No matter which of these roles you can relate to, one thing … Read more

How to Practice Self-Care When Life is Chaotic

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I have a new book coming! I just handed in the first draft of my new upcoming book, The Art of Active Listening. Most would think I am out of my mind to not only be writing another book but to take a long vacation just days before the first draft was due…but that’s exactly … Read more

How You Make People Feel When You Lean In

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If you’ve read a book with illustrations, oftentimes the drawings visually play out the storyline in place of reading the text. Similarly, our facial expressions can ‘say’ a lot about how we feel and what we think before we even have the opportunity to use our words. Our facial expressions impact our conversations positively or … Read more

Getting Listening Right in a Virtual World

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Whether it was at the height of the pandemic or recently, if you’ve gone through the transition from an in-office environment to now working fully remote – your listening skills may feel like they’ve taken a big hit. Seeking to understand and listening (the right way) have proven to be strenuous battles as many leaders … Read more

Scaling Caring Leadership to Fit Your Team Growth

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A reader of my book wrote to me and said, “If there is one area where I’d love to have seen a bit more focus (maybe for the next book!) it would be on transitions.” They said they have managed teams over the years that would typically range between 20-35 employees. Stating that with a … Read more

Seeking to Understand When Things Get Heated

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You likely read this title and thought, “Sure, seeking to understand is easy when things are calm, but how does this active listening thing differ when trying to understand someone when one of us is angry?” Great question! It can certainly be difficult to step back and assess the situation when emotions are awry, especially … Read more

Overcoming Isolation When Working Remotely

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In the midst of Covid-19, a vast majority of leaders transitioned employees from a face-to-face environment to working virtually and for many, that became permanent. In the beginning, I think we could all agree that it was a bit of relief being home with the unknown balance of the world, but fast-forward a few years, … Read more

Are You Confident in Your Leadership?

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Being Confident One thing that happens a lot at my speaking engagements or workshops is I’ll ask the audience if they’ve done certain behaviors within leadership, negative or positive, naming off a few this or that. When the behavior is positive, nearly every hand raises, and people are willing to share their wins. But when … Read more

What My Teenage Daughter Taught Me About Listening to Ourselves

When it comes time to send our kiddos off to college, I feel like I speak for most parents when I say that we always have an input or two. The location, distance, or majors that are offered – whatever it may be. Like most families, we went through the process with my daughter of … 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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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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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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