Navigate and Embrace Change With Success as a Team

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I’m excited to dive into a topic that’s absolutely pivotal for every team’s success: navigating and embracing change as a cohesive unit, all under the umbrella of caring leadership.

I’ve crafted a straightforward 3-step change model that lays the foundation for a successful journey. Let’s break it down together.

Step 1: Set Your Mind

Leaders often get caught up in the day-to-day tasks, but true effectiveness starts within ourselves. Setting your mind involves taking reflective time to overcome mental barriers that may hinder your leadership. By aligning your mindset with the right path, you maximize your influence over desired outcomes. It’s acknowledging the importance of mental work in effective leadership.

Step 2: Lead Your Self

Once your mindset is on the right track, it’s time to ‘Lead Your Self.’ Contrary to common belief, becoming a caring leader begins with caring for yourself. This step emphasizes adopting behaviors that benefit you first, fortifying yourself for the journey ahead. It’s like putting on your oxygen mask before helping others – ensuring you’re in the best position to lead with care.

Step 3: Lead Others

The final step is to ‘Lead Others’ – showcasing consistent evidence of care. Many leaders aspire to be known as caring, but it’s essential to understand how to unify the team and ensure everyone feels invested. This is where the previous steps culminate into specific caring behaviors that uplift others and positively impact organizational goals. Demonstrating care consistently fosters a workplace where people feel valued and supported.

But, you might be wondering, how can you practically implement caring leadership behaviors?

That’s where the 9 Caring Leadership Behaviors come in, providing a guide for daily practices that strengthen your ability to show care. Taking care of yourself enables you to show up with more care, support, and concern for others.

For a more in-depth exploration, make sure to subscribe and check out my latest video, where I share additional insights and practical tips on leading by example and building a winning team culture.


In this podcast episode, Heather Younger, author of “The Art of Caring Leadership,” guides us through the essential steps to navigate and embrace change successfully as a team through the lens of caring leadership. Heather introduces a 3-step change model, beginning with the importance of ‘Setting Your Mind’ by overcoming mental barriers to effective leadership. The second step, ‘Lead Your Self,’ emphasizes the necessity of caring for oneself before leading others. Finally, the third step, ‘Lead Others,’ focuses on demonstrating consistent evidence of care to unify the team and ensure everyone is invested in the process. Heather highlights the significance of the 9 Caring Leadership Behaviors, which will be explored in depth in a future episode.

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About Heather R Younger

Heather R Younger is a highly sought-after speaker, 2x-TEDx speaker, diversity, equity and inclusion strategist, and contributor to leading news outlets. She is also the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. After over 25,000 employee engagement surveys and years of working with organizations to transform employee engagement, here’s what Heather has seen over and over: When you know how to listen, employees will tell you exactly what they need to bring their full selves to work. Book Heather to speak at your event or organization. Visit or for more details.

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Bringing the best insights from over 25,000 employee stories to the stage.

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An expert in creating spaces for these vital conversations.

A contributor to leading news outlets

A trusted expert for stories on workplace culture, customer and employee engagement, and employee retention.


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