138: Leaders with Heart do What is Necessary to Lift Others

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with John H. Chuang, Founder and CEO of Aquent about his leadership style, a time when he was not the best leader he can be, and some great tips for leaders new and seasoned. Key takeaways: It’s less important if something is easy. … Read more

125: Leaders with Heart Course Correct Themselves and Others with Care

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Curtis Martin, CEO of FOCUS about his drive to lead, his leadership style, his struggle with patience, and a time when he took his eye off the business and abdicated responsibility. Key takeaways: Don’t abdicate responsibility but be there to guide people. Show … Read more

123: Leaders with Heart are Co-Owners of a Vision with Those They Lead

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Craig Miller, President of FOCUS or Fellowship of Catholic University Students, about his leadership style, where his drive to lead comes from, his focus on minimizing his ego and much more! Key Takeaways: Don’t focus on serving yourself but serving others. Decide … Read more

70: Leaders With Heart Empower Their People To Do Their Best Work

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Larry Sutton, President of RNR Tire Express. Larry enlightens the listeners with his anything-but-straight leadership journey. Not only that, he also highlights the importance of transparency and empowerment.  Key takeaways: Don’t miss the learning that takes place in the journey. Hire people … Read more

67: Leaders With Heart Naturally Think Of Their People First

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with Greg Wathen, President and CEO of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana about a recent post on LinkedIn from one of his employees, which sparked so much attention — over 3.2 million views, with mostly responses of admiration. Greg shares his unique leadership perspective, and some great … Read more

64: Leaders With Heart Help Their People Focus On A Common Mission

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Giridhar Akkineni, CEO of AkkenCloud, about his leadership style, his anything-but-smooth journey to leadership, his hyper-focus on all things customers, and how he helps his people find meaning in their work. Key takeaways: Make it your focus to give your people something to be excited … Read more

57: Leaders With Heart Create Psychological Safety For Their Teams

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with Melissa Ebert about her leadership style, concepts of psychological safety, why self-care is so important and a few challenges she had along the way. Key takeaways: Get input from your team to understand where they come from. Seek first to understand. Help your people live in … Read more


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