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Three Little Things That Drive Employee Motivation

Three Little Things That Drive Employee Motivation

I spoke to a few younger employees that were working at a golf club I was at recently and I asked them, “What makes your boss so great?” The way they responded made me think about how the little things really have such a pull in driving employee motivation. Especially when hearing it from the … Read more

My Best Employee Quit on the Spot – What Should I do?

employee quit on the spot

This past week, I stumbled upon an old ‘Dear Abby’ type advice column where managers and leaders could submit a scenario about something going on in the workplace to get feedback on how to best handle it. In this case, a leader wrote about how their best employee quit on the spot after being told … Read more

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

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

126: The Beginnings of the Art of Caring Leadership

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather shares with listeners her very special Author’s Day presentation with her publisher and guests. In it, she goes over her personal background, her “why” for writing, and the main focuses of the book. Her editor also talks about what makes this book so different. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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