Leadership

2023 Resolutions: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for the New Year

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, I discuss my resolutions for the new year and how to make them a reality. My resolutions for 2023 include speaking at bigger speaking events, changing people’s mindsets on leadership, and becoming a New York Times best-selling author with my new book The Art of Active … Read more

How to Snap Out of It: A 3-Minute Lesson on Staying Present in 2023

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this podcast, I challenge you to be more present as a leader. In just under three minutes, you can learn how to tune out distractions and focus on your surroundings and the needs of your team. Being present as a leader not only improves communication and decision-making, … Read more

Which of These 5 Leadership Styles Are You?

I speak a lot on the Art of Caring Leadership, but not everyone’s leadership style is the same. Although kindness and empathy should be at the forefront of whichever leadership style suits you best, each role you have throughout your career may look a little different and require you to switch up your approach. Some … Read more

Honoring Those Who Serve – Insights from the Founder of a Business that Supports Veterans

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Suzette is the founder and CEO of Patriot Angels. Patriot Angels is a third-party resource that assists Veterans and their widows in obtaining the VA Benefit Aid & Attendance. This benefit is designed to help supplement their long-term care costs allowing them to afford the care they need … Read more

Can Active Listening Be Taught?

I get asked often, “Can active listening be taught?” I wouldn’t do the work that I do if I didn’t think active listening was a skill that could not only be taught, but improved tremendously as we grow throughout both our career and our everyday life. At first, you have to have an awareness that … Read more

5 Effective Ways to Demonstrate Compassionate Leadership

During many of my speaking engagements, I ask the audience if they can think of a leader in their past who always expressed kindness and compassion throughout their career. Would it surprise you that it takes a little while for those hands to go up? But when I ask the opposite question, if there has … Read more

251: Leaders with Heart are Organic

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Farzad Rashidi is the lead innovator at Respona, the link-building outreach platform that helps businesses increase their organic traffic from Google. He previously ran the marketing efforts at Visme, where he helped the company gain over 16 million active users and pass 3M monthly organic traffic. j Key … Read more

How Active Listening Can Reduce Miscommunication at Work

How Active Listening Can Reduce Miscommunication at Work

Active listening is and will always be the key factor in improving most workplace conflicts between leadership and their teams. Without active listening, miscommunication increases, and from that result comes a decline in productivity and delegation. Eventually, these conflicts and miscommunications can lead to your people suffering from workplace burnout. Although burnout is common and … Read more

3 Powerful Ways to Boost Team Engagement 

Boosting team engagement may seem like a daunting task, but in reality, this powerful shift in your team’s morale comes from the little things. Skills you can practice and improve on over time. I once had a manager who would come around spontaneously when he just had a feeling someone on the team felt off, … Read more

250: Leaders with Heart Are Emotionally Intelligent

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Jody Levison-Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 30 years of experience in human services. She currently serves as the President and CEO of Social Current, an organization focused on advancing the work of the social sector through collaboration, innovation, policy, and practice excellence. Social Current … 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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Bringing the best insights from over 25,000 employee stories to the stage.

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An expert in creating safe spaces for these vital conversations.

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