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204: Leaders with Heart Connect People

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Jane Grote Abell, the Chairwoman of the Board of Donatos Pizza. Over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions at both Donatos Pizza and Jane’s Dough Foods, including Chief Executive Officer. Her father, ​​Jim Grote, and their family built Donatos into a successful pizza chain, then sold it to McDonald’s. After seeing it struggle under McDonald’s, Jane convinced her family to buy the family business back. Since then, Jane and her family have dedicated both time and money to the chain restaurant’s home city of Columbus, Ohio. Jane has been named various titles, such as the YWCA Columbus Academy of Women of Achievement, CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO Magazine, and a Top 24 Women in Franchising by Franchise Update Magazine. Take a listen.  Key Takeaways:  Connecting with people is the
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203: Leaders with Heart Write Out a Plan

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather talks with her listeners about an encounter she recently had with her son about his future. He was telling her how much he wanted to be a soccer player, but Heather points out that he isn’t really putting in the work he should be. Heather reminds him that people who want to reach their goals must put in the work and write out a plan. Hear her four steps for achieving your goals in 2022.   Key Takeaways:  It’s a lot easier to make excuses than to put in the work necessary  In order to achieve your goals, you must write out a plan Be ready to fail  When you fail, make sure to get back up  Break large goals into smaller ones Heather R Younger’s Bio Heather R Younger is an experienced keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO
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202: Leaders with Heart Move Forward

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast:  In this episode, Heather talks directly with her listeners about what 2021 brought for her and her business. From turning 50, to sending her first child off to college, to all the accomplishments and challenges she faced in 2021 – she sits down to reflect and share her thoughts. Plus, she shares a bit of what is to come in 2022 for caring leadership. Take a listen.   Key Takeaways:  There is a lot to learn from 2021 Take some time to reflect on what you learned in 2021 Adversity leads to growth Plan your goals for 2022 We learn the most from our biggest challenges Not everything is what it seems online, take time to focus on yourself and your mental health Heather R Younger’s Bio Heather R Younger is an experienced keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee
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201: Leaders with Heart Ask the Right Questions

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Misty Guinn, Director of Customer Advocacy at Benefitfocus, a data-driven, cloud-based software solutions for health care and benefits administration. Their mission is to improve lives with benefits that focus on people and culture. Misty believes that leaders can learn exactly what their people need by asking the right questions. After all, it all starts with listening. During her interview with Heather, Misty talks about her leadership journey, why she describes herself as a “recovering perfectionist,” and more.  Key Takeaways:  Her motivation to lead comes from the desire to help people become the best versions of themselves Becoming a mother and becoming more vulnerable made her a better leader Perfection is not real and it’s not authentic Asking your people the right questions can make a world of a difference Surface level questions will lead to surface
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200: Leaders with Heart Trust Their Instincts

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Whiting Dimock, her long-time friend, and former law school classmate. Whiting started her career in a big law firm, where she spent a few years before transitioning into a corporate setting. During that time, she worked for a commercial real estate company and eventually switched to work on the people side of the law business. After some years, she moved back to Boulder, CO to work as the dean of students, where she is currently. She’s now preparing to transition out of her current role to start a law firm with her partner in January. Key Takeaways:  Her motivation to lead comes from the desire to help people It’s critical to speak up when you don’t think something is right Taking on too much will eventually lead to being unable to deliver Leaders need to be
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199: Leaders with Heart Don’t Cause PTSD

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down to discuss the recent news of the Better.com CEO laying off hundreds of employees through a 3-minute Zoom call. This has made headline news – and not for good reason. This CEO acted in the complete opposite of what we encourage on this podcast and showed absolutely no care. Let’s break it down.   Key Takeaways:  Leaders need to be held accountable for their actions Lay-offs are often necessary – but they can be done with care A lay-off should be about the employees and not about the leaders’ guilty conscience Leaders and managers are in control of how they make their people feel Mass negative news, such as a lay-off, should be done with care Heather R Younger’s Bio Heather R Younger is an experienced keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee Fanatix,
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