Leadership With Heart

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72: Leaders with Heart Understand That It Takes a Team to Achieve
Jul 16 • 8 min
In this short episode, Heather speaks directly with listeners about the power and importance of team collaboration as an effective leader. She shares some personal stories to illustrate that leaders are always looking for ways to include more people in…
71: Leaders with Heart Understand What Drives Their People
Jul 9 • 35 min
In this episode, Heather speaks to Steve Browne, Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa’s, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio with 13 locations and over 1,100 Team Members. Steve shares some insights from his new book HR…
70: Leaders with Heart Empower Their People To Do Their Best Work
Jul 2 • 45 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Larry Sutton, President of RNR Tire Express. Larry enlightens listeners with his anything-but-straight leadership journey, highlights the importance of transparency and empowerment. His voice is mesmerizing! So, don’t…
69: Leaders with Heart Invest In The Potential of Their People
Jun 25 • 34 min
Heather speaks with Phil Cohen about his leadership style, his compelling and jaw-dropping background and his rags to riches story that leads him to hire people of any background whether ex-con or formally abused. His main focus is to create a family…
68: Leaders With Heart Create a Culture of Autonomy
Jun 18 • 38 min
Heather speaks with Gustavo Tavares of Top Employers Institute Latin America. Gustavo recently facilitated a keynote speech Heather delivered for Harvard Business Review Brasil. He shared more about his leadership style, his refreshing philosophy on…
67: Leaders with Heart Naturally Think of Their People First
Jun 11 • 35 min
Heather speaks with Greg Wathen, President and CEO of Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana about a recent post on Linkedin from one of his employees that sparked so much attention that that over 3.5 million people view it and many of those…
66: Leaders With Heart Show Up and Speak Up
Jun 4 • 43 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Dr. Jandell Allen Davis, President and CEO of Craig Hospital in Colorado about her refreshing perspective on connection and bringing her whole self to the workplace, Her leadership fumbles and the unlikely, but likely…
65: Leaders With Heart Know They Must Give to Get and Grow
May 28 • 37 min
Heather speaks with Ian Sohn, President of the Chicago office of of Wunderman, a creative tech company. Heather discovered Ian through an article written about him in the New York Post where they highlight a recent open He wrote to employees about his…
64: Leaders With Heart Help Their People Focus on a Common Mission
May 21 • 34 min
Heather Younger, speaks with Giridhar Akkineni, CEO of AkkenCloud about his leadership style. His anything but smooth journey to leadership, his hyper focus on all things customers and the ways that he helps his people find meaning in their work. Key…
63: Leaders With Heart Know That They Need Followers Before They Can Lead
May 14 • 30 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Steve McIntosh about his leadership style, a very engaging story of his early leadership challenges and some powerful tips for all leaders. Key takeaway: *Always seek feedback from all around *People want the leader to…
62: Leaders With Heart Understand That Leadership is an Iterative Process
May 7 • 33 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Carey Jenkins, CEO of Substantial. Carey shares with listeners her unique outlook on her leadership journey, her leadership style, her refreshing outlook on the evolution of leadership and the power of mindset. Be a…
61: Leaders with Heart Form Friendships With Their People
Apr 30 • 26 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Megan Bertrand, SVP of Learning and Development for First Bank. Megan shares a great way she connects with her team, her leadership style and a time when she was not the greatest leader she could be and how that…
60: Leaders with Heart Show up As Their Authentic Selves Everyday and to Everyone.
Apr 23 • 31 min
In the 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 leaders he could be and he gives us all some great words to wisdom. Key Takeaways: Create…
59: Leaders With Heart Understand That Leadership Equals Relationship
Apr 16 • 36 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Jill Katz about her view of leadership, a time when she not the best leader she could be and pearls of wisdom that she offers all leaders. Jill discloses the 3 C’s that she shares with the work that she does. Key…
58: Leaders with Heart Know That They Are Works In Progress
Apr 9 • 29 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Danielle Vaughan, EVP of Human Resources at FirstBank about her journey to leadership, her unique leadership style and what leaders can do to better connect with their teams. Key takeaways: *Leadership is a long…
57: Leaders With Heart Create Psychological Safety For Their Teams
Apr 2 • 23 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Melissa Ebert about her leadership style, concepts of psychological safety, Why self care is so important and a few challenges she has had along the way. Key takeaways: *Get input from your team to understand where…
56: Leaders with Heart Ask The Right Questions to Understand the People They Lead
Mar 26 • 45 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Peter Melby, CEO of Greystone Technology, about his leadership style, the reason he likes to lead, his unique way of ensuring consistent communication and conversation amongst the team and the manager. You will learn a…
55: Leaders With Heart Hold Space to Truly Connect With Their People
Mar 19 • 24 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at Vayner Media, about her leadership style, the unique ways she engages with her team, how her “real” way of leading grows those around her and much more. She is someone you’d want…
54: Leaders With Heart Are Self-Reflective
Mar 12 • 31 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with John Haynes, III, Director of Corporate HR, Americas at Johnson Controls, about his leadership style, a time when he was not his best self and some tips for self-reflection. This is an engaging conversation around…
53: Leaders With Heart Seek To Be Their Best Selves For The People They Lead
Mar 5 • 9 min
In this episode, Heather speaks to listeners about a critical part of leadership: the imposter syndrome. Heather recalls a recent story when this came up for her and the reason for it. Heather message is powerful on this show. Key takeaways: *You are good…
52: Leaders With Heart Use Empathy to Understand Their People
Feb 26 • 22 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Sarah Bernhardt, VP, People of Greystone Technologies about her leadership style, a time when she was not the best version of herself and about the one critical thing leaders can do when they are stalled in their…
51: Leaders with Heart Promote Love in the Workplace
Feb 19 • 41 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Renee Smith about her leadership journey, her innovative approach to infusing love into government, her challenges as a leader and some very clear ways that leaders can show more love and care for the people we lead.…
50: Leaders With Heart Know That Their Lens Impacts Those They Lead
Feb 12 • 33 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Kristy McCann, Founder and CEO of GoCoach. Kristy speaks to Heather about a recent example of not being the best leader she could be, the way she “lets light in” when things aren’t perfect and how she connects with her…
49: Leaders with Heart Speak the Future Into The People They Lead
Feb 5 • 37 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Daniel McCollum of Torrent Consulting. Daniel talks to Heather about his leadership journey, his drive to raise others up and how his own personal why helped his organization get back on track. You can also tune into…
48: Leaders with Heart Are Fiercely Loyal to Their People
Jan 29 • 25 min
In this episode, Heather speaks to Adam McCoy, Director of Employee Experience at Arrow Electronics and President of the Mile high Society of Human Resources Management about his leadership style, his unique view of his role as leader and what he…
47: Leaders With Heart Go Personal With Their People
Jan 22 • 37 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Patrick Brady, Regional President for FirstBank about his leadership style, philosophy of leading people, the different levels of his leadership and a critical nugget for leaders who might be at an impasse in their…
46: Leading with Heart in 2019
Jan 15 • 12 min
In this episode, Heather shares the highlights from 2018 guest interviews and foreshadows for listeners what 2019 will look like. She shares that she will be publishing a book bases off of the principles in this podcast and also has a special request for…
45: Leaders with Heart Leave a Legacy of People and Impact
Jan 8 • 39 min
In this episode, Heather speakers with Judith Scimone, Director of Talent Management at Google. This was a rich conversation focused on Judith’s foundational beliefs about the role of e leader, her brilliance when connecting with her global team and a…
44: Leaders with Heart Never Undervalue Their People
Jan 1 • 29 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Marylene Delbourg-Delphis. She is a powerhouse of knowledge both in academia and in the corporate world, having led multiple companies and boards. She talks to Heather about her unique leadership journey, her work on…
43: Leaders with Heart Lead With Compassion
Dec 25, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with longtime friend and human resources practitioner, D’Anthony Tillery, about leading with heart, evolving as a leader and what is takes to lead with compassion. Key Takeaways: Leadership is about always learning Leading…
42: Leaders with Heart Are Clear About Who They Are and Share it Openly With Others
Dec 18, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Robert Glazer, CEO of Accelerated Partners, an affiliate marketing firm. Robert shares his unique ideas around separating from employees, his leadership philosophy and ways to be clear about who you are. Listen in on…
41: Leaders with Heart Are Genuine, Allowing Those Who They Lead to be the Same
Dec 11, 2018 • 27 min
In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with John LaFemina, Director, Performance Management at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory about his leadership style, a time when he was not the best leader he could be and some great tips of being genuine and…
40: Leaders with Heart Know That Providing Growth For The Team is No Tiny Matter
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with David Niu, Founder and CEO of TINYhr creator or TINYpulse and employee engagement technology platform. David shares an eye-opening story of a time when he was not the best leader he could be and what he does to stay in…
39: Leaders With Heart Look For Greatness Inside The People They Lead
Nov 27, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with U.J. Jatar about his leadership style, the unique background that contributed to his leadership focus, challenges in leadership and a refreshed vision of human potential. This was a revealing episode and illustrates…
38: Leaders with Heart Don’t Shy Away From Admitting Their Love For Their People
Nov 20, 2018 • 24 min
In this podcast, Heather speaks with Mindy Flanigan, Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspiring HR. Mindy share her leadership philosophy, a story when she was challenge to be the shining leader she is today, tips for connecting with a fully remote team and…
37: Leaders With Heart Are Great Followers First
Nov 13, 2018 • 22 min
In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Farouk Rajab about his leadership style, the secret to his leadership success, a time when he was not a shining leader and how he came out of it. You will love this one. Key takeaways: Leaders must be good…
36: Leaders with Heart Make Accountability a Priority
Nov 6, 2018 • 19 min
On this episode, Heather speaks with Mike Pritchard, CFO at the CU Foundation. Mike shares the things that drive him to lead, his desire to continually learn and where he might mess up along the way. Key takeaways: 1. Leaders must have a cadence of…
35: Leaders With Heart Know That Their Leadership is Formed by the Conversations They Have With Their People.
Oct 30, 2018 • 20 min
In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Mareo McCracken, about his leadership journey, the unexpected story that served as a catalyst for his current leadership mindset and shares a pearl of wisdom. Key takeaways: New leaders often seek control when…
34: Leaders with Heart Understand That They Must Truly Connect With Their People First to Build Trust
Oct 23, 2018 • 35 min
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. Key takeaways: While we can learn different body language or…
33: Leaders with Heart Understand That Growth is a Journey
Oct 16, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, Heather shares a private message with all listeners about the need to be patient while growth and development are taking place within them and their teams. Heather shares a personal story about a big step she took to improve herself, and…
32: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Show Up and Participate
Oct 9, 2018 • 41 min
On this leadership podcast episode, Heather speaks with Rich Gassen, Supervisor of the University of Wisconsin’s print shop. Heather talks to Rich about his leadership style, the roots of his leadership and Rich leaves Heather with some great tips and…
31: Leaders With Heart Address Tough Issues Head On
Oct 2, 2018 • 6 min
Heather shares a message about leadership having tough conversations around the business. In this short and sweet episode, Heather addresses when and how to have tough conversations about things like performance or layoffs. Heather shares her own personal…
30: Leaders With Heart Strike a Balance Between Confidence and Humility
Sep 25, 2018 • 32 min
On todays Leadership With Heart Podcast, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Nick Smarrelli, CEO of Gadellnet, an IT consulting firm about the roots of his leadership, how he merges culture with data and other unique ways that he leads his organization. We…
29: Leaders With Heart Have Strong Personal Identities
Sep 18, 2018 • 6 min
On this podcast episode, Heather speaks directly to you. What is your personal identity? Who do others think you are? Where are the gaps? In this short episode, Heather delivers a short and potent message about our identities, how they frame out what we…
28: Leaders With Heart Know That It Takes a Village to Lead Well
Sep 11, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Colorado Banking Commissioner, Patty Salazar about her leadership style, her heartfelt appreciation of her parents, her struggles as a strong Latina leader and the ways that she connects with…
27: Leaders With Heart Lead With Purpose
Sep 4, 2018 • 30 min
In this podcast episode, Heather R. Younger, podcast host, speaks with Chief Ray Aguirre of the California State University-Fullerton campus about his leadership journey, what drives him to lead and very practical, yet impactful ways, he connects with his…
26: Leaders with heart know that they must lead the whole person
Aug 28, 2018 • 28 min
In this podcast episode, Heather R. Younger speaks with Denise Testori, President of Prestige Cleaners about her unique management style and a time when she was not the best leader she could be. Denise considers herself as a servant leader as a part of a…
25: Leaders with Heart Understand That Attitude Reflects Leadership
Aug 21, 2018 • 36 min
On this podcast, Heather R. Younger, J.D., podcast host, speaks with Keith Freier, COO at Pacific Northwest Laboratories about what drives him as a leader, his biggest area of improvement and key nuggets all leaders should know and utilize to increase…
24: Leaders With Heart Strive To Serve First
Aug 14, 2018 • 39 min
In this podcast episode, Heather R. Younger, J.D., speaks with Heather Heebner, former SVP of HR at Instawares Holding Company about leadership from the unique lens of a human resources executive. Heather shares her perspective on “happy employees”, and,…
23: Leaders With Heart Understand, To Catch Fish You Must Cast Among Them
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
On today’s HR podcast, Heather R. Younger, podcast host, speaks with Eric Jacobsen, SVP of Operations for Extraction Oil in Gas, a publicly traded oil and gas company our of Colorado. Heather speaks to Eric about why he chooses to lead, a time when he was…
22: Leaders With Heart Deal With Their Imperfections And Make Them Better
Jul 31, 2018 • 25 min
Heather R. Younger, podcast host, speaks with Tammy Taylor, 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 best of…
21: Leaders with Heart give themselves the grace of imperfection
Jul 24, 2018 • 29 min
Heather Younger, speaks with Christinne Johnson. President of HR at First Bank. Christinne shares a lot about her leadership style, what drives her to be a leader, and when she was not the greatest leader. Parting messages? Leadership is a journey filled…
20: Leaders with heart fill their calendar with relationship-building not tasks
Jul 17, 2018 • 37 min
Heather speaks with Megan Wick, Executive Director of Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority. Megan illuminates for listeners that emotional intelligence can be learned and it is an evolving skills. Megan highlights for listeners the importance of…
19: Leaders with Heart Take a Holistic Approach in Building Relationships With Their Employees
Jul 10, 2018 • 36 min
Heather speaks with Dirk Frese, Director of Sales and Marketing for Julabo and co-founder of WISDOM. Dirk shares with listeners a powerful north star for why and how he leads others. Dirk says it all starts with love. We need to love our people, our…
18: Leaders With Heart Show Sincere Interest In And Appreciation For The Crafts Of Their People
Jul 3, 2018 • 31 min
In this podcast episode podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Aaron Skogen, General Manager of Aquatix. Aaron admits that his leadership style has evolved over time, but his leadership signature came from a surprising place. Aaron shares with…
17: Leaders With Heart Discern When Total Transparency Is Warranted And Then Exhibit it
Jun 26, 2018 • 44 min
On this episode podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Jim Reuter, CEO of First Bank. Jim is deeply driven by the impact he has on others and the legacy he will leave behind Jim shares some great insights about why he rarely leans on his title when…
16: Leaders with Heart Know That They Have an Obligation to Grow the People They Lead
Jun 19, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Tim Hinchey III, President & CEO of US Swimming about his role as a leader of this national organization. When asked how he connects with his team and the people who work for the organization,…
15: Leaders with Heart Make Their People Feel Safe by Allowing Their Voices To Be Heard
Jun 12, 2018 • 31 min
In this podcast episode podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Mark Nagel, Senior Manager of People at Southwest Airlines about his leadership style, how he connects with his team in a deeper way and the drivers for his current leadership. Mark…
14: Leaders with Heart Don’t Take Their Own Leadership For Granted
Jun 5, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode, podcast host, Heather R Younger, dives into a powerful set of discussions with Kristi Turner, CMO of Compeat. They discuss the importance of diversity at the executive leadership table, the role that upbringing can play in defining a…
13: Leaders with Heart Know Themselves First
May 29, 2018 • 23 min
On the podcast call, Heather R Younger, podcast host, speaks with Trent Selbrede about his leadership journey and why he is a leader with heart. He reveals to listeners that he struggled to be the best leader he could be, because he was often unhappy and…
12: Leaders with Heart Build a Team Before They Need One
May 22, 2018 • 28 min
Heather speaks with Scott McCarthy about his journey as a leader in the Canadian Army. Scott reveals that his motivation for leading his people is really making the lives of his people better. He uses delegation and empowerment as his hallmarks. Scott…
11: Leaders with Heart Work Hard Not to Harden Their Hearts
May 15, 2018 • 27 min
Heather R. Younger, podcast host, speaks with Nate Iglienski about an emotional event that changed the way that he leads both his family and his team members. He provides some great practical things he did to turn his team around after being told that…
10: Leaders with Heart See the Potential in Their People And Allow Them To Flourish
May 8, 2018 • 35 min
In this podcast episode, podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Rob Pepper, Marketing and Business Strategy Leader at iStratus, LLC. Rob shares his fundamental leadership style. For Rob, his success strategy is surrounding himself with talented…
9: Leaders with Heart Know That They Must Connect With Their People Consistently To Be Trusted
May 1, 2018 • 40 min
In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Tom Dietzler, Director of Operations at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Tom highlights the importance of walking around daily to connect with his people and just talk to them. Tom reiterates the importance of…
8: Leaders with Heart Are Servant Leaders Who Look At Their Role As A Vocation
Apr 24, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Heather speaks with Rich Todd, Founder & CEO of Innovest. Rich tells a great story of the journey he took to the more humble, other’s focused leader he is today. The road was not a straight one. He is an innovative leader who uses 360…
7: Leaders With Heart Provide Safe Spaces For Their People
Apr 17, 2018 • 33 min
Sarah Bierenbaum is a leader who provides a space for her people to fail. She relays that she is an evolving leader and admits that she is a work in progress. She aspires to be more actively listen to her team members. She works hard to be in alignment…
6: Leaders With Heart Know That They Cannot Do it Alone
Apr 10, 2018 • 27 min
When you want to accelerate your growth as a leader and scale to a larger role, Jennifer Butler tells us that we must set clear expectations with our team, be transparent about how we need help and lead with the heart. She cautions us not to let go of the…
5: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Meet Their People Where They Are
Apr 3, 2018 • 23 min
Podcast host, Heather R. Younger, J.D., speaks with Andrew McDonald, principal at a Colorado school, about what it takes to connect with each person and listen actively. Heather speaks to Andrew about the unique challenges he faces as a school principal…
4: Leaders With Heart Make People Feel Important
Mar 31, 2018 • 25 min
Podcast host, Heather R. Younger, J.D., speaks with Steve Paul of SPCS, Inc. Construction Services about what he focuses on most when interacting with teammates. In this episode, Heather speaks to Steve about his leadership philosophy. He shares a story…
3: Leaders With Heart Clear The Path So Their People Can Do Great Work
Mar 30, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, Heather speaks to Brigitte about her leadership style, the challenges she faces as a leader in the public sector, and the ways she stays connected with her team members when things get busy. She reveals her passion for leading and…
2: Leaders With Heart Have Integrity As Their North Star
Mar 28, 2018 • 25 min
Podcast host Heather R. Younger, J.D., speaks with Andy Books of West Corporation, Leader with Heart extraordinaire, about the thing that drives his leadership decisions. In this episode, Heather speaks to Andy about his leadership style, challenges he…
1: Why Leadership With Heart Exists
Mar 26, 2018 • 6 min
Podcast Host, Heather R. Younger, J.D., gives listeners a reason to listen In this episode, Heather lays out the backdrop and reason for creating this podcast. You definitely don’t want to miss this one as it is the foundation for all future episodes.…