employee experience

Spotting the Signs of Employee Burnout

Chances are that if you hold a leadership position, you’ve seen your team members weather incredible highs and disappointing lows throughout your time together. However, when those emotional valleys seem to last longer than usual, you may be witnessing employee burnout. What is employee burnout? Burnout was first coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the … Read more

139: Leaders with Heart Start with Caring for Themselves

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Mario Harding, Associate Chief Operating Officer at Denver Health, about the origins of his leadership style, leading him to success as a humble leader. Mario relays a story when he was not present for his team during a time when they needed … Read more

Picking and Perfecting Your Diverse Leadership Behaviors

Yesterday, my family and I went to the pumpkin patch. We went through a complicated selection process, picking up different pumpkins and testing them for size, weight, shape, color, cleanliness, overall appearance, and more. We debated if this particular pumpkin was too green, or if this one was too round, or if this one was … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

129: Leaders with Heart Use Employee Feedback to Improve Themselves

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Scott Miller, EVP of Thought Leadership at Franklin Covey about his leadership style, his drive to lead, and his unique view on leadership and self-awareness. Key takeaways: As leaders, we must be aware of our shortcomings to truly meet our people where … Read more

128: Leaders with Heart Take Time to Recognize Those they Lead

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode,  Heather talks to Adam Hermanson, Founder of Integration Design Group about his drive to lead, the importance of passing on “praise notes” to employees, a time when he was not the best leader he could be, and much more. Key takeaways: Always go out of … Read more

121: Leaders with Heart Accept the Truth of Their Leadership

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Kristin Fox, VP of HR at Gyrodata about her leadership style and where her drive to lead comes from. She also shares on the ways she was not the the best version of herself and what strategies she used to show up … Read more

Employee Well-being: Showing That You Care During a Pandemic.

Employee well-being

  {Guest post by Cynthia Grant, PhD, MBA, LCSW, Chief Clinical Officer, AllHealth Network}-Leadership with Heart podcast episode #85 Introduction to my employee well-being WHY. Here’s my truth. I really, genuinely, whole heartedly care about my employees. I am a psychotherapist by training now working as a leader at a behavioral health organization, but that’s … Read more

104: Leaders With Heart Cultivate And Invest In Their People

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Kimberly Loving, Chief of Staff for the City of Seattle overseeing the HR function with 13,000 employees. Kimberly shares some requirements of leaders to cultivate their employees, the time when she was not the best version of herself as a leader, … Read more

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Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

“Heather’s courage and vulnerability to share her authentic self are truly inspiring. She shares the most cutting-edge leadership strategies on topics like emotional intelligence and employee experience. If you’re looking to sharpen your leadership skills, this podcast is for you.”

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The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the employee experience.

Through this guide, Heather uncovers how you can ensure those you lead feel heard by taking 3 approaches to listening inside an organization.

  • Understand why listening is the key to employee engagement
  • Learn how the Cycle of Listening contributes to strong workplace relationships
  • Get a practical framework for creating a listening culture that is bidirectional, responsive, and supportive

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