workplace culture

How to Reignite Workplace Culture After Return to Work Orders

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast! The transition back to the office after a period of remote work can be met with mixed emotions from employees. For many, the comfort and flexibility of working from home have become a cherished routine. Suddenly, the return-to-work orders can feel like an unwelcome disruption. Imagine starting your … Read more

Why Focusing on Work-Life Integration and Not Balance is Key to Success

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast! In the pursuit of professional success, the concept of work-life integration emerges as a game-changer, surpassing the traditional notion of balance. Caring Leaders understand that success is not about compartmentalizing work and personal life, but seamlessly blending them. This approach emphasizes aligning internal focus, prioritizing self-leadership, and integrating … Read more

Navigate and Embrace Change With Success as a Team

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast! I’m excited to dive into a topic that’s absolutely pivotal for every team’s success: navigating and embracing change as a cohesive unit, all under the umbrella of caring leadership. I’ve crafted a straightforward 3-step change model that lays the foundation for a successful journey. Let’s break it down … Read more

The People Side of Organizational Change

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast! Hundreds of years ago, there was a group of monks in Thailand, and the monks had this huge statue of a Golden Buddha. When they heard that there was a group of soldiers coming, they tried their best to make sure this valuable Buddha was spared. To do … Read more

Why ‘Family Workplace Cultures’ are actually a Red Flag

In any workplace, there is nothing more essential than feeling like you are part of a team. We all want to feel connected and valued by our colleagues. However, have you ever experienced the use of the term “family” to describe your organization? While it may seem like a heartwarming concept at first, it can … Read more

Building a Resilient Workplace Culture

I remember a time when an organization was struggling with morale. They had been going through a lot of changes, and many employees felt uncertain about their future and their roles. It seemed like the leaders were very disconnected from the wants and needs of the employees, and there wasn’t any kind of effort to … Read more

Leadership 101: Don’t Make ASSumptions


What They Don’t Tell You I recently had a fellow leader recall a time when a team member of his who he assumed wanted to be promoted and move up within their organization. When they finally had the chance to sit down and chat about it together, she expressed to him that she had changed … Read more

Seen & Unseen Disabilities in the Workplace

the seen and unseen disabilities at work

What Isn’t Seen Disabilities in the workplace, both seen and unseen, can often leave us wondering how to lead our people in the most effective and supportive way. Especially when they’re visibly going through a rough patch. One leader shared with me that when he discovered one of his employees was struggling with anxiety, he … Read more

44: Leaders With Heart Never Undervalue Their People

In this episode, Heather speaks with Marylene Delbourg-Delphis. She is a powerhouse of knowledge both in the academe and in the corporate world, having led multiple companies and boards. She talks to Heather about her unique leadership journey, her work on her book Everybody Wants To Love Their Job, and what leaders should focus on. Key takeaways: … Read more


Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

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Heather is a Workplace Culture Expert


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A leading workplace culture and employee engagement consulting & training firm.

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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 spaces for these vital conversations.

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A trusted expert for stories on workplace culture, customer and employee engagement, and employee retention.


The Cycle of Active Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the workplace experience for everyone.

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  • Understand why listening is the key to improved engagement
  • Learn how the Cycle of Active Listening contributes to strong workplace relationships
  • Get a practical framework for creating a listening culture that is bidirectional, responsive, and supportive

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