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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

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

Self-Awareness Test – Are You Open to Hearing the Hard Things?

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I was speaking with someone recently who had expressed to me that a few employees at their job were so unhappy that they were staging a walkout. They felt underpaid, their voices unheard, and just felt a general lack of appreciation. So this team member went to management to let them know what was about … Read more

Leadership 101: Don’t Make ASSumptions

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What They Don’t Tell You I recently had a fellow leader recall a time when a team member of his who he assumed wanted to be promoted and move up within their organization. When they finally had the chance to sit down and chat about it together, she expressed to him that she had changed … Read more

Seen & Unseen Disabilities in the Workplace

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What Isn’t Seen Disabilities in the workplace, both seen and unseen, can often leave us wondering how to lead our people in the most effective and supportive way. Especially when they’re visibly going through a rough patch. One leader shared with me that when he discovered one of his employees was struggling with anxiety, he … Read more

Giving Employee Feedback Where Feedback is Due

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A leader once told me that one of his team members came to him disappointed that he wasn’t being provided with as much feedback as he had expected. He expressed that not getting enough constructive feedback made him feel like he wasn’t getting better and growing within his role. Although some employees may do well … Read more

Fill Yourself Up by Recognizing Your Employees Every Day

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Employee Appreciation Day With Employee Appreciation day approaching, a story that sticks out to me often is when I was working for an organization that, for the first time ever, went through the process of restructuring. It left me overseeing an area of the workplace, but I no longer had any team members of my … Read more

A Billion-Dollar Lesson in Leadership

Great leaders stretch themselves and their teams beyond what many perceive as possible. John Lasseter is best known as a film director, screenwriter, and animator that helped bring Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Cars, and a long list of million-dollar hits to our screens. His leadership story began at Disney. But it was the story … Read more

How Caring Leaders Practice What They Preach

Over the course of my career as an employee advocate, I’ve seen countless attempts to level up one’s leadership game. Many of these endeavors have been successful, but many of them have also fallen flat. Across these various trials and tribulations, I’ve observed a common thread that seems to make or break a leader and … Read more

Finding and Fostering Greatness—However Small it May Seem

Honest confession: I am an unapologetic and total fan of NBC’s The Voice. The popular singing contest debuted in 2011, and I’ve been following the show ever since. Part of my fondness stems from my musical upbringing; my father was a musician—he was head of glee club in school, head of the choir in church, … Read more

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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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The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the employee experience.

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