When Roadblocks Turn Into Opportunities  

The other day, I woke up at 3 A.M. to take my husband to the airport. About halfway through our journey onto the tollway, we saw a slight slowdown in traffic because of a work truck with flashing lights, which caused us to slow down for just a couple of minutes. There’s a moment, and … Read more

145: Leaders with Heart Show Others How to Be Grateful

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks directly to listeners about gratitude, resilience, and how leaders help those they lead reframe and focus forward. Key takeaways: Help your people become resilient. Use gratitude as a resilience-building tool. Curate experiences that change the frame. Hope you don’t miss this short but … Read more

135: Leaders with Heart Lead with Humility

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Dustin Yowell, Director of Operations for Mercy Health Systems about his leadership style on humility and admitting mistakes, his time when he was not the best version of himself and his perspective on resilience in leadership. Key takeaways:  Humility in leadership is … Read more

Waiting at the Stop Lights of Life

The other day I was driving my son to school, and it seemed like every single light we came across turned red just as we approached it. Naturally my son became exasperated, saying, “No! Another red light! Another red light! Darn it, why are there so many red lights?!” It was a sentiment we’ve all … Read more

A relação entre a robustez mental e a liderança atenciosa

Estou muito feliz em divulgar que meu próximo livro, The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading With Heart Uplifts Teams já está disponível para pré-venda na Amazon. Escrever este livro foi uma longa jornada – e ainda não acabou! À medida que eu fazia as alterações finais no livro, um tópico que tem sido muito importante … 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

How to Use a Crisis to Build Resilience.

Build Resilience

This title might seem off given our current state-of-affairs with COVID-19, but I promise you that we can use this “crisis” to build resilience in ourselves and in those we lead. Resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” We have been hearing a lot about resilience lately. Many people want to be … Read more

87: Leaders With Heart Actively Build Resilience

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather updates the listeners on the book that will come out based upon the podcast. She also talks about the importance of leaders building resilience in the face of adversity. Key takeaways: Leaders must first build resilience in the face of obstacles before they can … Read more


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