How to Improve Leadership Skills

Quiet Quitting: The Impact Leaders Have on Their People

We’ve all heard of The Great Resignation, but have you heard of Quiet Quitting? When I first heard this term, I thought it was people quietly leaving their roles – but it’s not that. It’s actually everyone who couldn’t quit during the great resignation, but wanted to, and is now doing what we call ‘quiet … Read more

183: Leaders with Heart can Transform Industries

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Dr. Karaneh Jahan, who received her baccalaureate degree in Public Health with a minor in Spanish from Portland State University. She later attended Oregon Health and Science University where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Kararen Janah worked at seven … Read more

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

182: Leaders with Heart Take Action

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia International. Before working at WarnerMedia, Asif has worked at numerous industry-leading companies such as Adidas, Reebok, and The Telegraph. He is also an author, LinkedIn Influencer, Board Member, and TEDx Speaker. His home country … 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

179: Leaders with Heart Impact Lives

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Sonya D. Crockett, Senior Human Resources Business Partner and People Conflict Resolution Specialist at Raising Canes. She opens up about how her mother is her driving force, who instilled in her from a young age that the answer to most problems in life is to … Read more

Do you Need a Leader or a Superhero?

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Leader or Organizational Glue? How often as a leader do you feel like it is your responsibility to hold your whole organization together? Do you strive to keep it together through thick and thin so that no one will see anything other than a fearless leader? You are not alone if those questions hit home.  … Read more

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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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