Leadership With Heart

Leadership With Heart

Would you like to uncover how Leaders with Heart lead their teams and engage and retain them in the process? Join Heather R. Younger, J.D., the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, The Art of Caring Leadership, and The Art of Active Listening. Heather is the Founder and CEO of Customer Fanatix. Join her as she interviews amazing leaders from all over the world and all walks of life to find out what drives them to be more emotionally intelligent leaders with winning organizational cultures. You’ll uncover how to improve: Employee engagement Perceptions of management Employee motivation Employee satisfaction Organizational leadership Caring leadership Sales outcomes Company profitability Customer experience Listening and understanding in your organization And more!

Episodes

May 14, 2024 49 mins
In this episode Heather speaks with Brian Lord, President of Premiere Speakers Bureau, who shares profound insights on the relationship between wisdom and effective leadership. Emphasizing the importance of seeking wisdom as a foundational element for leadership, Lord underscores the value of curiosity and a continual openness to learning from others. Through engaging anecdotes and practical advice, he h...
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In this episode, Heather explores the critical role of Active Listening in managing organizational change. She highlights the challenges of change, including uncertainty and fear, and emphasizes that Active Listening goes beyond simply hearing to understanding emotions and perspectives.
 
Research shows gender gaps in feeling heard at wo...
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In this podcast episode, we delve into strategies for employees facing the return-to-office mandate. Many workers are grappling with the sudden shift from remote to in-office work. Management and the company must learn how to handle this well because many employees are unhappy with this decision.
 
We discuss three essential approaches: ...
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In this insightful podcast episode, Anita Brikman, President and CEO of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA), shares her compelling career journey bridging healthcare advocacy and association leadership. With a background as a news anchor and medical reporter, Anita discusses the transformative shift into healthcare associations, emphasizing the importance of aligning work with a meaningful...
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In this podcast, Heather introduces the concept of Caring Leadership and its impact on organizational success. She highlights the challenges faced by businesses due to employee disengagement and turnover, emphasizing the importance of leaders who genuinely care about their team members.
 
Heather discusses findings from a study by her co...
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In this podcast episode, Heather recounts her early inspiration from Reverend Jesse Jackson's compelling speeches, sparking a desire to communicate with impact. Initially steering towards law, she discovered her passion for public speaking through feedback in mock trials.
 
Transitioning through diverse career paths, Heather honed her sk...
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In this episode, we delve into the intricacies of "Culture Collision," a phenomenon where there's a significant disconnect between leadership and customers, resulting in declining sales, lost profits, and negative impacts on local communities.

From startups to established corporations, no organization is immune to this challenge, which demands urgent attention and action. In Caring Leadership®, we emphasize the importance of foster...

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In today's episode, we delve into the intricate dynamics of "Culture Clash" within organizations, where unexpected events like mergers or layoffs disrupt the harmony between leadership and employees, sending shockwaves through the company and impacting customer satisfaction.
 
As an advocate for effective leadership and organizational we...
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 In this episode, Heather delves into the often overlooked threat of "Culture Slip" within organizations, where even the most well-intentioned companies can fall victim to its subtle erosion of workplace culture. Through three key steps rooted in the principles of Caring Leadership, she explores how leaders can identify and combat Culture Slip before it irreparably damages their organization. By fostering open communication, empath...

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In this podcast episode, Heather challenges the belief that organizational culture is fixed by introducing a dynamic 3-step model – Culture Slip, Culture Clash, and Culture Collision. Culture Slip, described as a subtle erosion beneath the surface, is recognized as a silent culture crusher that demands strategic attention.
 
Culture Clas...
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Join us in this insightful episode with Michael A. Grace, President of West Virginia University Hospitals, as he shares over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience. From his role at UPMC Mercy Hospital to his current position, Grace discusses the philosophy of work-life integration, the transformative power of loving what you do, and the art of effective listening in leadership. Drawing on personal...
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In this podcast episode, Heather Younger, author of "The Art of Caring Leadership," guides us through the essential steps to navigate and embrace change successfully as a team through the lens of caring leadership. Heather introduces a 3-step change model, beginning with the importance of 'Setting Your Mind' by overcoming mental barriers to effective leadership. The second step, 'Lead Your Self,' emphasi...
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In this episode of the "Leadership with Heart" podcast, Heather R Younger shares a poignant story about a concealed Golden Buddha in Thailand, drawing parallels to the hidden potential within individuals and organizations during times of change. Reflecting on a recent retreat experience, Heather emphasizes the importance of recognizing and unlocking the intrinsic value within ourselves and our teams.
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In this episode of the "Leadership with Heart Podcast," Heather R. Younger engages in a compelling conversation with Tracey Barnes, Chief Information Officer at the State of Indiana. Together, they explore the critical importance of human-centric approaches in both government and the tech industry. Tracey shares his insights on leading with empathy and fostering collaboration, particularly in the public ...
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In this episode, Heather has an insightful conversation with two of the six founding facilitators of the Certified Active Listening Program: Jen Fox and Chris McAuley. Chris McAuley has over 35 years of business experience as a successful manager, leader, and business owner, Chris experienced firsthand the value of creating conscious connections with employees, colleagues, and customers. Chris is a speak...
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In this episode, Heather has an insightful conversation with four of the six founding facilitators of the Certified Active Listening Program: Sherry Martin, Mike Chanat, Laurent Pierre JR, and Kaydie Paschall. Each of these accomplished individuals offers a distinctive perspective on their motivations for obtaining the certification and how they integrate active listening into their professional roles (a...
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January 23, 2024 5 mins
What Is a Culture Team? In this episode, Heather explores the pivotal role of employees in shaping and preserving a positive organizational culture. She introduces Culture Teams, emphasizing the intentional effort and employee buy-in required for great cultures. Heather highlights the responsibilities of employee-led culture teams, spanning cultural advocacy, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion,...
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In this episode, join us for a captivating conversation with Christinne Johnson, a seasoned strategic leader with over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, formerly the CHRO of FirstBank.
 
Having a wide range of knowledge in Human Resources, Christinne shares insights into her dynamic career, emphasizing her role in nav...
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What's the key to a great culture team? In this podcast episode, Heather Younger, author of The Art of Active Listening and The Art of Caring Leadership, guides C...
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In this engaging episode, Heather R. Younger interviews Tracey Jenkins, the HR leader for Sodexo's sports and entertainment business in North America. Tracey discusses the impactful strategies that revitalized Sodexo's growth after the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a workforce of over 26,000, predominantly casual or part-time, Tracey explores the visionary leadership that fueled the company's...
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