How to Build Resilience

Leadership Lessons I Learned from my Four Children

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Dedicated to my Children Someone recently approached me and pointed out that the two books I have written have been dedicated to my children, not my spouse, not my mother. For me, this was common sense. My children have taught me more than anyone else has about leadership. They are the foundation of my leadership … 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

Support Your Team by Not Micromanaging

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A Honeymoon Tale Before I share the main subject of this blog post, I want to tell you all a story about my honeymoon. My husband and I went out to a lovely restaurant one evening, and I will forever remember that experience because of the service we received. The waiters were attentive and kind … Read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Leadership

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I recently was speaking to a former client of mine. As we caught up on this and that, we began talking about her transition into a leadership role. She mentioned how she kept reflecting on all the previous managers she’d reported to as she was mentally preparing to step into her new role. She thought … Read more

Managers vs. Leaders: What’s the Difference?

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Perhaps you bear the title of “manager” and with it a load of responsibilities, I’m sure. Maybe you manage a product, systems, and processes or a team of people. Your days might consist of making one business decision after the next as you try to guide your company towards success.  Merriam Webster defines a manager as “one … Read more

Remote Work Culture: A Stronger Connection than Your Wifi

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No Such Thing as a Normal Zoom Call Almost every Zoom call I’ve been on this year has been quietly interrupted by my dog. The door in my basement office opens slowly and no one visibly comes through it, but down there under the desk Alex snuggles up around my ankles. And on many of … Read more

What Triggers You?

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Have you ever been asked what are your biggest pet peeves? One of my employees was just asked this recently, and mentioned that it’s a question posed to her quite often. Pet peeve is just a more common and light-hearted term for something we all experience, triggers. On our HR Community Hour last week, we … Read more

Caring Leadership Includes Everyone

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I often hear people say, “Oh, I am not a leader yet.” Then, I promptly stop them in their tracks to let them know that everyone leads someone, whether with or without a manager title.  Leading has a lot less to do with a title and more to do with the impact we have on … Read more

Modeling Caring Leadership Behaviors in Hard Times

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If you’ve been following my blog or my journey, or if you just found me, you may have heard that on Tuesday, April 13th, I published my second book, The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading with Heart Uplifts Teams and Organizations. And, while I’ve written about Caring Leadership extensively in the past, today I … Read more

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Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

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