emotional intelligence

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 … Read more

83: Leaders With Heart Help Others Find Their “Why”

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Sarah Pierre Louis, Sr. Manager Marketing Team Development for Tableau Software (recently acquired by Salesforce) about her leadership style, and her fascinating approach to helping her team come up with their “why” and their own solutions. She talks about the times when she … Read more

79: Leaders With Heart Love The People They Lead

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks directly to listeners about a deeply personal story that reminded her of the importance of loving the people on your team. She outlines the benefits of doing so and she inspires leaders from all walks to care deeply for the people who look … Read more

78: Leaders With Heart Intentionally Drive A Sense Of Purpose In Those They Lead

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Ethan Mann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sharklet Technologies, Inc., an innovative surface technology company. Ethan talks about his leadership style, his unique action-focused leadership core, the role of emotional intelligence in his leadership and a good pearl of wisdom for … Read more

77: Leaders With Heart Understand That There Is An Emotional Investment To Being A Leader

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Chuck Runyon, Co-Founder and CEO of Self Esteem Brands, which most notably owns Anytime Fitness. Heather speaks with Chuck about his conversion to the Leader with Heart and his refreshing perspective on his role at the Founder and CEO of a highly … Read more

42: Leaders With Heart Are Clear About Who They Are And Share It Openly With Others

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES Leaders with heart are smart, and they are looking at the connection between the heart and a proof of concept. Today, I’m super excited with our guest. He is one sharp leader. Also, I like his ability to make things more objective, including his focus on measuring success. I’m doing this episode … Read more

41: Leaders With Heart Are Genuine, Allowing Those Who They Lead To Be The Same

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES It’s great to see leaders putting in so much focus on their people. Interestingly, Heather met someone who is just comfortable in his skin and in being out there, in that space of transparency and vulnerability. Today in this podcast episode, Heather speaks with John LaFemina, Director of Performance Management at Pacific … Read more

34: Leaders with Heart Understand that They Must Truly Connect with Their People First to Build Trust

On this podcast episode, Heather welcomes Joe Kwon on the show to discuss his leadership style, a time when he was not the best version of himself and some of his key principles in life.   By listening in on this episode with Joe, you might feel like you are listening to a sage. Enjoy! … Read more

32: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Show Up And Participate

Today on the podcast we have Rich Gassen, supervisor of the University of Wisconsin’s print shop, chair of the CSN network and owner of the Flying Button Design. Rich has been out there, interacting with me on LinkedIn for quite a while and I just see the type of content that he puts out there. I … Read more


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