118: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Do The Right Thing At All Times

118: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Do The Right Thing At All Times

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Wes Struebing, Founder and President at Logistics Titans about his very direct and caring leadership style, where his drive to lead comes from, and some great nuggets for all leaders to move forward in their leadership. Key Takeaways: If you cannot or are not helping those you lead, you must leave or change your position. You are either green and growing or you are dying. Which do you choose? Doing the right thing is the only thing to do. Don’t miss your chance, leaders with heart! Listen…
117: Leaders with Heart Live by the Golden Rule

117: Leaders with Heart Live by the Golden Rule

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks to Scott Shay, Chairman of Signature Bank of New York about his leadership style, his mentors on leadership and a very unlikely journey to where he is today. He also shares his organization’s communication strategy in the midst of the Corona Virus, a time when he was not the best leader he could be and much more. Key takeaways: The most valuable asset in any organization is its employees. Use the Golden Rule in your standards of conduct or organizational norms. Don’t do something to your client…
116: Leaders with Heart Have Care as Their North Star

116: Leaders with Heart Have Care as Their North Star

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Erik Van Bramer, SVP at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago about his leadership style, his North Star for Leading, a very distant place from where his drive to lead comes from and something key for leaders to remember. Key takeaways: Figure out what the needs of your people are and meet them there. When you are truly happy to see your people getting recognition for their work separately from your part in it, you know you are a caring leader. Keep your eye on the prize…
115: Leaders With Heart Know That How They Show Up Is Their Legacy

115: Leaders With Heart Know That How They Show Up Is Their Legacy

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Kelly Moran, Executive Director of the American Cancer Society in Denver. Kelly shares a lot about her leadership style, her philosophy, and the importance of showing up as leaders. She also shares about a time when she was not her best and the key things we can do as leaders to move forward in our current Covid crisis. Key takeaways: Our attitude matters at work. If we want to instill confidence and help others move forward past adversity, we must do it first. Be your best…
114: Leaders With Heart Strike A Balance Between Heart And Drive

114: Leaders With Heart Strike A Balance Between Heart And Drive

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Frank Ricotta, CEO and Founder of BurstIQ about his leadership style, his unique background that instilled in him a drive to lead, and a time when he was at a low in his leadership and what he did to come out of it. He also shares some key tips to move and iterate during a crisis. Key takeaways: Strike the balance between both nurturing and being a visionary driving for goal achievement. Focus on growing and lifting those you lead. If we don’t learn from those…
113: Leaders with Heart Set a Clear Vision For Others to Follow

113: Leaders with Heart Set a Clear Vision For Others to Follow

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Kevin Patterson, CEO of Connect For Health Colorado about his leadership style and philosophy, a time when he was so proud of his leadership behaviors, and his unique perspective on employee voice and communication to different audiences. Key takeaways: Employees can’t be clear about what you need to do without knowing where you are going. Do not micromanage; tell your people where you want them to end up and let them get there, their way. We are managing to the outcome and not the how. Provide…
112:  Leaders with Heart Lead First with Grace

112: Leaders with Heart Lead First with Grace

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Andy Boian, Founder and CEO of Dovetail Solutions, a PR firm based out of Colorado. Andy shares a touching story of his drive to lead out of adversity, his ideas on a 60-day quick start program for new employees and his reason why he speaks last at meetings. Key takeaways: Make sure those you lead feel valued, and that their interests and jobs are valued. We must give trust before we get it. Speak last as the leader in the room so you get the benefit…
111: Leaders with Heart Feel Called to Serve Others

111: Leaders with Heart Feel Called to Serve Others

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Timbra Yoakum, Director of Special Programs, Mabank Independent School District about her drive to lead, her time when she was not the best version of her, her leadership style and focus, and where her passes lies. Key takeaways: Be a servant leader and get in the trenches with those you lead. Don’t place yourself above those you lead, but be in a supportive role at their side. Spend one-on-one time and get to know your people personally. Leadership is more of a union with those who…
110: Leaders With Heart Listen And Then Iterate

110: Leaders With Heart Listen And Then Iterate

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Arlene Mendoza, Senior Innovation Program Manager at Alluma about her leadership style, her drive to lead, her time when she did not shine as a leader and her ideas about iterating our leadership style. Key takeaways: Listen to yourself and then to others. Think of leadership as an iterative process. It is okay to decide to move in a different direction instead of being miserable in your current role. We lead more effectively when we are using our best talents. Don’t miss the pearls of this…
109: Leaders With Heart Often Find Their “Why” Through Their Adversity

109: Leaders With Heart Often Find Their “Why” Through Their Adversity

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Kirk Adams, President and CEO of American Foundation for the Blind about his unique journey as a blind person for most of his life. Kirk shares how his uniqueness frames his leadership style, and a time when he was not the best version of himself.  Key takeaways: Learn from others via podcasts, books, and biographies. Be an inclusive leader and don’t make decisions in a vacuum. Make sure your values align. In a time like today with the coronavirus taking us by storm, Kirk provides an uplifting…

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