136: Leaders with Heart Embrace Their Own Leadership Style

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Commercial Partner at Microsoft about her leadership style, her drive to lead, a time when she was not the most empowering leader, and much more. Top Takeaways: As leaders, we have our own brand of leading. We must be true to our own leadership style if we are to uplift those around us. We must take time for ourselves. We can see adversity as a gift by reframing and helping our team do the same. Hope you don’t miss this gem of an episode. Listen and learn! Gavriella Schuster’s Full Bio As a C-Level Microsoft Executive and Thought Leader, Gavriella has grown a P&L of $6.5B and currently lead a global portfolio of channel partners that has influenced over $1 trillion in ecosystem revenues. She brings over 20 years of leadership in
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135: Leaders with Heart Lead with Humility

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Dustin Yowell, Director of Operations for Mercy Health Systems about his leadership style on humility and admitting mistakes, his time when he was not the best version of himself and his perspective on resilience in leadership. Key takeaways:  Humility in leadership is essential. Setting goals and being clear about expectations is not the opposite of leading with heart—it is leading that way. Focus on enduring past the pandemic. This episode will surely empower your leadership with heart. Listen and learn! Dustin Yowell’s Full Bio Dustin Yowell currently serves as the Director of Operations for Mercy Hospital Kingfisher and Mercy Hospital in Logan County. Dustin has over 20 years of experience in managing healthcare organizations and he is adept at sales management, staff training, customer relations, presentation development, corporate budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, contract negotiations, and strategic
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134: Leaders with Heart Embrace Change and Rise from It

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks directly to listeners about some recent changes she has made, and how she has learned to embrace change even during this pandemic. Heather also shares some key decisions she has made to create a metamorphosis in her life. Key takeaways: Now is the time to see change as a positive despite what is front of us. Starting anew right now might be exactly what you need to help you see the situation differently. How aligned are you with your personal and professional mission? There are powerful ways to overcome your challenges and it all starts in the mind. Prepare your ears for this wonderful episode. Listen and learn! Embracing Change I have reached quite a few milestones in my business these last couple of months during the coronavirus. My second book has been completed, and it’s a pretty
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133: Leaders with Heart Provide Hope and Possibility for Those They Lead

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather joins the show without a guest to talk about the status of her next book, The Art of Caring Leadership, which is based upon this podcast. She also tells her perspective on the death of Chadwick Boseman, a former Marvel star and king of Wakanda, the fictitious country in the Black Panther movie. Key takeaways: All employees are looking for hope, and they need leaders to help them discover it. There is power in seeing someone who looks like you in the highest positions of leadership. Be flexible in your recruitment and promotion practices to be more inclusive, and to provide the symbols of hope. Updates on the Book I did finish writing the Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading with Heart Uplifts Teams and Organizations.  They’ve sent out my book to three reviewers, which could be very scary. It was
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132: Leaders with Heart Listen to the Lessons of Imperfection

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Greg Brenner, Assistant Vice President for Talent & Organizational Development (HR) about his leadership style, his great example of when he was not the best version of himself, and some great pearls of wisdom. Key takeaways: Figure out how you want to engage with those you lead by being more intentional. Put people at the center. Be the grown up in the interactions with your people; take control of your emotions. Choose whether you cast a shadow or not on those you lead. Leadership is not a perfection game. This episode will surely improve your leadership skills. Enjoy! Greg Brenner’s Full Bio Greg Brenner is the author of the “Smack Dab in the Middle of Life” series. His passions are with all things people. In collaboration with his incredible wife, he has two wonderful kids, a sixteen-year-old son
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131: Leaders with Heart Know the Power of Appreciation

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Danny Langloss, City Manager at City of Dixon in Illinois about his leadership style, the importance of showing appreciation for those we lead, a time when he was not the best version of himself, and much more. Key takeaways: There is a delicate balance, for the leader, on being self-aware and managing emotions. There is a big difference between being very aware of who we are and how we are feeling, than how others are feeling or responding to who we are. We should have robust personal and organizational or team mission to hold on to when things get tough. That is our north star The leadership journey is not simple or easy. We’ve got to show the right amount of care first, before we can focus on productivity and timelines. Prepare your ears for this insightful
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