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147: Leaders with Heart are Part of the Team

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this podcast episode, Heather interviews Karen Erren, President and CEO at Feeding Westchester. As a leader of a non-profit food distribution service, Karen is familiar with showing care to others, but that doesn’t mean she was always a perfectly caring leader.  What Karen shows in her conversation … Read more

142: Leaders with Heart are Empowered by their Vulnerability

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this Leadership with Heart episode, Heather speaks with Kirsten Benefiel, CEO of HSS, a company focused on leading the next generation of innovative security managed devices. As a leader who strives to be authentic, Kirsten shows up, is vulnerable and listens more than she speaks. Kirsten describes … Read more

139: Leaders with Heart Start with Caring for Themselves

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Mario Harding, Associate Chief Operating Officer at Denver Health, about the origins of his leadership style, leading him to success as a humble leader. Mario relays a story when he was not present for his team during a time when they needed … Read more

97: Leaders With Heart Have a Clear Leadership Vision

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Don Davis, County Manager for Jefferson County, Colorado. Don shares about his leadership philosophy and vision, and a time when he was not the best leader he could be. He also sheds light on the difference between helping people get the tools they … Read more

96: Leaders With Heart Understand That Leadership Is About Courage And Vulnerability

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Cori Burbach, Assistant City Manager, City of Dubuque in Iowa about her drive to lead, a back drop to the type of leader that she is and her compelling story of a time when she was not the best leader she could be.  … Read more

95: Leaders With Heart Care For The Whole Person That They Lead

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks to Jennifer Fairweather, Chief Human Resources Officer at Jefferson County in Colorado about her leadership style, her drive to lead, and her struggles with facing conflicts head on while still showing care for her people and coworkers. Key Takeaways: Give people space to … Read more

81: Leaders With Heart Embrace The Mess Of Humanness In The Workplace

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Phil Burgess, Chief People Officer of CSpace about his leadership philosophy, his stories about the messiness that happens in the workplace, his experience when he was not a shining example of leadership with heart and what he did to move out of … Read more

65: Leaders With Heart Know They Must Give To Get And Grow

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with Ian Sohn, President of the Chicago office of Wunderman, a creative tech company. Ian talks about his leadership style, his philosophy on growing talents, and a rough spot he found himself in as a leader. Heather discovered Ian through an article written about him in the New … Read more

60: Leaders With Heart Show Up As Their Authentic Selves Every Day And To Everyone

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight about his leadership style in the context of his company’s values, a time when he was not the best leader he could be, and his share of some great words of wisdom. Key Takeaways: Commit to learning every day and realize … Read more

17: Leaders with Heart Discern When Total Transparency is Warranted And Then Exhibit It

By being authentic, it’s a lot less exhausting trying to be different people in different environments. You will be your whole self no matter where you’re at, and your team will be much more willing to go over and above for you. They trust that you are always you, and you aren’t pretending to be … Read more

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