Category: 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 and Founder and CEO of Customer Fanatix 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.

319: An Inspiring Personal Story About Achieving Your Dreams

    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 skills, […]

318: Is Culture Collision Costing You Customer Loyalty?

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 […]

317: Is Culture Clash Making Your Employees Unhappy?

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 well-being, I shed light […]

316: Is Culture Slip Unknowingly Infiltrating Your Company Culture?

 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 […]

315: How Organizational Culture Deteriorates And What To Do About It

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 […]

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

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 […]

311: Human-Centric Approaches in Government and in Tech

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 […]

309: Why Leaders Should Get Active Listening Certified

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 […]

308: What Is a Culture Team?

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 […]