Employee Engagement

Four Ways Hiring the Wrong Manager Ruins Employee Morale

Years ago, I worked in an organization with a senior manager whose very presence ruined employee morale. I saw the carnage he left around him. I also saw how the employees felt helpless to do anything about it. Below are three concerning ways that hiring the wrong managers can ruin employee morale and increase employee … Read more

86: Leaders With Heart Embrace Their People And Their Results

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Alex Smith, Chief Human Resource Officer for the City of Memphis in Tennessee about her leadership style, her time when she was not the best leader, and her ways of leading with heart that has driven amazing business results for the city’s … Read more

85: Leaders With Heart Understand That Their Own Brokenness Is A Gift

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Cynthia Grant, Chief Clinical Officer at AllHealth Network, about her surprising and traumatic background, her lens to see the world and to engage with her people, her time when she was not the best leader she could be, and her tremendous tips … Read more

84: Leaders With Heart Understand That Leadership Is To Be Learned, Studied And Explored

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Shawnte Cox Holland, Head of Culture and Engagement at Vanguard on her leadership style, her unique view of why she leads the way she does, her experience when she was not the best version of her, what she did to become more … Read more

Who is responsible for employee engagement?

This last week I was a keynote speaker at a human resources (HR) conference. I had an interesting conversation with a gentleman who made an argument for why HR is not responsible for employee engagement. You might be wondering how this came up. Often, boards of directors and leadership teams look to and point a … Read more


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The Cycle of Active Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the workplace experience for everyone.

Through this guide, uncover how to ensure those in your care at work feel heard and valued, resulting in increased loyalty and satisfaction.

  • Understand why listening is the key to improved 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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