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153: Leaders with Heart Go First

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Stephen M.R. Covey, cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice and New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust. Stephen shares how trust is the foundation of his leadership journey. He also shares … Read more

How Caring Leaders Practice What They Preach

Over the course of my career as an employee advocate, I’ve seen countless attempts to level up one’s leadership game. Many of these endeavors have been successful, but many of them have also fallen flat. Across these various trials and tribulations, I’ve observed a common thread that seems to make or break a leader and … Read more

Finding and Fostering Greatness—However Small it May Seem

Honest confession: I am an unapologetic and total fan of NBC’s The Voice. The popular singing contest debuted in 2011, and I’ve been following the show ever since. Part of my fondness stems from my musical upbringing; my father was a musician—he was head of glee club in school, head of the choir in church, … Read more

Letting Other People’s Light Shine

Recently, I began conducting weekly Human Resources community power hours. I hope to provide a safe space for like-minded professionals to be in community with one another. This way we can share our thoughts and feelings in an open, self-led forum. The call is intentionally just for HR professionals, since I know we tend to … Read more

144: Leaders with Heart Throw Themselves on the Line First

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather hosts a solo show. In a concise and powerful episode, she connects a classic movie, “The Gladiator,” to caring leadership.  Maximus, the protagonist of the movie played by Russel Crowe, exemplifies that people can lead from any place, with or without a title. He … 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

34: Leaders with Heart Understand that They Must Truly Connect with Their People First to Build Trust

On this podcast episode, Heather welcomes Joe Kwon on the show to discuss his leadership style, a time when he was not the best version of himself and some of his key principles in life.   By listening in on this episode with Joe, you might feel like you are listening to a sage. Enjoy! … Read more

22: Leaders with Heart Deal with Their Imperfections and Make Them Better

Today on the podcast we have Tammy Taylor, COO at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this episode, she shares about her leadership journey, her style, and a little about how she was not always the best leader she could be. Like many leaders, Tammy shares how, at one point, she let her ego get the … Read more

How full is your leadership trust account (Part 2)

      [This is the second of a 2-part series on leadership trust accounts. You can find the first article HERE. I highly recommend you start there and then come back to this piece]?   In the first part of this series, I referred to communication and appreciation as the first two ways organizational … Read more

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Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

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