Employee Well-being

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

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

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

192: Leaders with Heart Create Equal Opportunities

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this interview, Heather sits down with Jahanzaib Ansari, the Co-founder and CEO of Knockri. Jahanzaib’s company, Knockri was founded because of the discrimination he faced in the hiring process because of his ethnic name and his desire for others not to experience any discrimination. He really wanted to … Read more

A Lesson in Legacy for Leaders and Princesses

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A Princess Diaries Moment I was recently on a plane and had the opportunity to watch a movie. I chose The Princess Diaries. A classic rom-com, traditional royalty meets the average teenager. In one of the earlier scenes in the movie, the main character, Mia Thermopolis, and her best friend, Lilly Moskovitz, are chatting in gym class. … Read more

Simone Biles: An Olympic Champion in Self-Leadership

Simone Biles: Champion or Leader? If you’ve been following the Olympics at all this past week, then there is no escaping the news surrounding Simone Biles. It all began with a tweet hinting at her struggles with mental health. Simone began the narrative of what would soon become the focus of the world on Sunday, … Read more

180: Leaders with Heart Understand That Safety is Critical to Listening

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks directly to her listeners about the importance of creating safe spaces. Although its importance is often overlooked, a safe space means that the leaders have taken the time to listen, to connect, and to communicate effectively in order to understand what their people’s … Read more

Can They See Us from Up There?

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A Recurring Issue In my work, I see time and again the issues that exist at the top of organizations. However, so often, there are a few problems that organizations suffer from that are isolated among top executives.  The people at the top who don’t have buy-in on new initiatives is one I see a … 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.

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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