Leadership styles

Why Caring Leaders Are Artists in Disguise

When it came to writing my upcoming book, I kept circling back to one phrase in particular: “caring leadership is more art than science.” Why art? When we think of art, we think of creativity, innovation, risk-taking, and resourcefulness. Art challenges, motivates, and excites us, and even pushes us out of our comfort zones at … Read more

How Holistic Leadership Shows You Care

In my upcoming book, The Art of Caring Leadership, I speak to the importance of leading the whole person, and not just the face value of the employee that shows up to work every day. Often I witness managers “handle” employees through a narrow lens of their performance inside the workplace without ever considering them … Read more

47: Leaders With Heart Go Personal With Their People

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with Patrick Brady, Regional President for FirstBank about his leadership style, his philosophy on leading people, the different levels of his leadership, and a critical nugget for leaders who might be at an impasse in their leadership. Key Takeaways: Leave room for your people to be independent … Read more

48: Leaders With Heart Are Fiercely Loyal To Their People

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks to Adam McCoy, Director of Employee Experience at Arrow Electronics and President of the Mile High Society of Human Resources Management. Adam talks about his leadership style, his unique view of his role as a leader, and his recommendations to all leaders in stressful situations. Key takeaways: When … 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

19: Leaders with Heart Take a Holistic Approach in Building Relationships with Their Employees

Today on the podcast we have Dirk Frese, PhD, Director of Sales and Marketing at Julabo USA. He is also Executive Director of WISDOM (Women In Science Demonstrating Outstanding Merits), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering, supporting and mentoring women in science. In this episode, we talk about cross-cultural communication, managing a global team, the … Read more

Respect me.

Respect me

  [pullquote align=center] Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? Confucius [/pullquote]     Just recently, one of my coaching clients brought up that for relationships to be successful, both parties should respect each other. I asked him what he thought “respect” meant. I listened to his definition, and then I … Read more

Employee pain runs deep.

  I never knew how much employees needed a voice until I became that voice. I felt the pain one too many times.   I decided to do something to help.   Background.   I am the product of an interracial and interfaith marriage. My mother is Jewish and my father is a non-practicing Christian. I … Read more

Managers: From which position do you lead?

[pullquote align=center] To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’ – Lao Tzu [/pullquote]   I was in a conversation with a friend the other day and he mentioned that his favorite … Read more

What my children taught me about the different flavors of leadership

  Lately, I have been very impacted by my children and all their colorfulness. I have four children, and what I have found is that each has his/her unique way of moving through life. They remind me of the types of leaders we might encounter in our workplaces too. There are many different flavors of leadership. You … Read more

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Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

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