Leadership With Heart

72 EpisodesProduced by Heather R. Younger, J.D.

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 … read more

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72: Leaders with Heart Understand That It Takes a Team to Achieve

July 16th, 2019

8:16

In this short episode, Heather speaks directly with listeners about the power and importance of team collaboration as an effective leader. She shares …

71: Leaders with Heart Understand What Drives Their People

July 9th, 2019

35:15

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 …

70: Leaders with Heart Empower Their People To Do Their Best Work

July 2nd, 2019

45:44

  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 …

69: Leaders with Heart Invest In The Potential of Their People

June 25th, 2019

34:02

In this episode, 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 …

68: Leaders With Heart Create a Culture of Autonomy

June 18th, 2019

38:24

In this episode, 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 …

67: Leaders with Heart Naturally Think of Their People First

June 11th, 2019

35:42

In this episode, 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 …

66: Leaders With Heart Show Up and Speak Up

June 4th, 2019

43:03

In this episode, Heather speaks with Dr. Jandell Allen Davis, President and CEO of Craig Hospital in Colorado about her refreshing perspective on …

65: Leaders With Heart Know They Must Give to Get and Grow  

May 28th, 2019

37:45

In this episode, Heather speaks with Ian Sohn, President of the Chicago office of of Wunderman, a creative tech company. Heather discovered Ian …

64: Leaders With Heart Help Their People Focus on a Common Mission

May 21st, 2019

34:15

In this episode, 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 …

63: Leaders With Heart Know That They Need Followers Before They Can Lead

May 14th, 2019

30:09

In this episode, Heather speaks with Steve McIntosh about his leadership style, a very engaging story of his early leadership challenges and some …

62: Leaders With Heart Understand That Leadership is an Iterative Process

May 7th, 2019

33:28

In this episode, Heather speaks with Carey Jenkins, CEO of Substantial. Carey shares with listeners her unique outlook on her leadership journey, her …

61: Leaders with Heart Form Friendships With Their People

April 30th, 2019

26:13
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 …

60: Leaders with Heart Show up As Their Authentic Selves Everyday and to Everyone.

April 23rd, 2019

31:32

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 …

59: Leaders With Heart Understand That Leadership Equals Relationship

April 16th, 2019

36:51

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 …

58: Leaders with Heart Know That They Are Works In Progress 

April 9th, 2019

29:50

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 …

57: Leaders With Heart Create Psychological Safety For Their Teams

April 2nd, 2019

23:37

In this episode, Heather speaks with Melissa Ebert about her leadership style, concepts of psychological safety, Why self care is so important and a …

56: Leaders with Heart Ask The Right Questions to Understand the People They Lead

March 26th, 2019

45:02

In this episode, Heather speaks with Peter Melby, CEO of Greystone Technology, about his leadership style, the reason he likes to lead, his unique …

55: Leaders With Heart Hold Space to Truly Connect With Their People

March 19th, 2019

24:57

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 …

54: Leaders With Heart Are Self-Reflective

March 12th, 2019

31:14

In this episode, Heather speaks with John Haynes, III, Director of Corporate HR, Americas at Johnson Controls, about his leadership style, a time …

53: Leaders With Heart Seek To Be Their Best Selves For The People They Lead

March 5th, 2019

9:45

In this episode, Heather speaks to listeners about a critical part of leadership: the imposter syndrome. Heather recalls a recent story when this …

52: Leaders With Heart Use Empathy to Understand Their People

February 26th, 2019

22:23

In this episode, Heather speaks with Sarah Bernhardt, VP, People of Greystone Technologies about her leadership style, a time when she was not the …

51: Leaders with Heart Promote Love in the Workplace

February 19th, 2019

41:35

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 …

50: Leaders With Heart Know That Their Lens Impacts Those They Lead

February 12th, 2019

33:32

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 …

49: Leaders with Heart Speak the Future Into The People They Lead

February 5th, 2019

37:58

In this episode, Heather speaks with Daniel McCollum of Torrent Consulting. Daniel talks to Heather about his leadership journey, his drive to raise …

48: Leaders with Heart Are Fiercely Loyal to Their People

January 29th, 2019

25:31

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 …

47: Leaders With Heart Go Personal With Their People

January 22nd, 2019

37:47

 

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 …

46: Leading with Heart in 2019

January 15th, 2019

12:11

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 …

45: Leaders with Heart Leave a Legacy of People and Impact

January 8th, 2019

39:14

In this episode, Heather speakers with Judith Scimone, Director of Talent Management at Google. This was a rich conversation focused on Judith’s …

44: Leaders with Heart Never Undervalue Their People

January 1st, 2019

29:51

In this episode, Heather speaks with Marylene Delbourg-Delphis. She is a powerhouse of knowledge both in academia and in the corporate world, having …

43: Leaders with Heart Lead With Compassion

December 25th, 2018

33:53

In this episode, Heather speaks with longtime friend and human resources practitioner, D’Anthony Tillery, about leading with heart, evolving as a …

42: Leaders with Heart Are Clear About Who They Are and Share it Openly With Others

December 18th, 2018

33:22

 

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 …

41: Leaders with Heart Are Genuine, Allowing Those Who They Lead to be the Same

December 11th, 2018

27:41

In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with John LaFemina, Director, Performance Management at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory about his …

40: Leaders with Heart Know That Providing Growth For The Team is No Tiny Matter

December 4th, 2018

30:51

In this episode, Heather speaks with David Niu, Founder and CEO of TINYhr creator or TINYpulse and employee engagement technology platform. David …

39: Leaders With Heart Look For Greatness Inside The People They Lead

November 27th, 2018

31:03

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.

Key …

38: Leaders with Heart Don’t Shy Away From Admitting Their Love For Their People

November 20th, 2018

24:24

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 …

37: Leaders With Heart Are Great Followers First

November 13th, 2018

22:04

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 …

36: Leaders with Heart Make Accountability a Priority 

November 6th, 2018

19:05

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:   …

35: Leaders With Heart Know That Their Leadership is Formed by the Conversations They Have With Their People.

October 30th, 2018

20:41

In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Mareo McCracken, about his leadership journey, the unexpected story that served as a catalyst for his …

34: Leaders with Heart Understand That They Must Truly Connect With Their People First to Build Trust

October 23rd, 2018

35:49

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 …

33: Leaders with Heart Understand That Growth is a Journey

October 16th, 2018

5:54

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 …

32: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Show Up and Participate

October 9th, 2018

41:44

On this 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 …

31: Leaders With Heart Address Tough Issues Head On

October 2nd, 2018

6:42

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 …

30: Leaders With Heart Strike a Balance Between Confidence and Humility

September 25th, 2018

32:40

On this episode, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Nick Smarrelli, CEO of Gadellnet, an IT consulting firm about the roots of his leadership, how he …

29: Leaders With Heart Have Strong Personal Identities

September 18th, 2018

6:16

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 …

28: Leaders With Heart Know That It Takes a Village to Lead Well

September 11th, 2018

31:10

In this episode, podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Colorado Banking Commissioner, Patty Salazar about her leadership style, her heartfelt …

27: Leaders With Heart Lead With Purpose

September 4th, 2018

30:00

In this podcast episode, Heather R. Younger, podcast host, speaks with Chief Ray Aguirre of the California State University-Fullerton campus about …

26: Leaders with heart know that they must lead the whole person  

August 28th, 2018

28:52

In this podcast episode, Heather R. Younger speaks with Denise Testori, President of Prestige Cleaners about her unique management style and a time …

25: Leaders with Heart Understand That Attitude Reflects Leadership  

August 21st, 2018

36:40

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 …

24: Leaders With Heart Strive To Serve First

August 14th, 2018

39:10

In this podcast episode, podcast host, Heather R. Younger, J.D., speaks with Heather Heebner, former SVP of HR at Instawares Holding Company about …

23: Leaders With Heart Understand, To Catch Fish You Must Cast Among Them

August 7th, 2018

29:32

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 …

22: Leaders With Heart Deal With Their Imperfections And Make Them Better

July 31st, 2018

25:51

In the podcast episode, Heather R. Younger, podcast host, speaks with Tammy Taylor, about her leadership journey, her style and a little about how …

21: Leaders with Heart give themselves the grace of imperfection

July 24th, 2018

29:02

On this episode, Podcast host, 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 …

20: Leaders with heart fill their calendar with relationship-building not tasks

July 17th, 2018

37:39

On this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Megan Wick, Executive Director of Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority. Megan illuminates for …

19: Leaders with Heart Take a Holistic Approach in Building Relationships With Their Employees

July 10th, 2018

36:02

In this podcast episode of Leadership with Heart, Heather speaks with Dirk Frese, Director of Sales and Marketing for Julabo and co-founder of …

18: Leaders With Heart Show Sincere Interest In And Appreciation For The Crafts Of Their People

July 3rd, 2018

31:50

In this podcast episode podcast host, Heather R. Younger, speaks with Aaron Skogen, General Manager of Aquatix. Aaron admits that his leadership …

17: Leaders With Heart Discern When Total Transparency Is Warranted And Then Exhibit it

June 26th, 2018

44:45

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 …

16: Leaders with Heart Know That They Have an Obligation to Grow the People They Lead

June 19th, 2018

31:29

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 …

15: Leaders with Heart Make Their People Feel Safe by Allowing Their Voices To Be Heard

June 12th, 2018

31:29

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 …

14: Leaders with Heart Don’t Take Their Own Leadership For Granted

June 5th, 2018

38:12

On this episode, podcast host, Heather R Younger, dives into a powerful set of discussions with Kristi Turner, CMO of Compeat. They discuss the …

13: Leaders with Heart Know Themselves First

May 29th, 2018

23:58

On the podcast call, Heather R Younger, podcast host, speaks with Trent Selbrede about his leadership journey. He reveals to listeners that he …

12: Leaders with Heart Build a Team Before They Need One

May 22nd, 2018

28:59

On this podcast episode, 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. …

11: Leaders with Heart Work Hard Not to Harden Their Hearts

May 15th, 2018

27:54

In this podcast episode, 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 …

10: Leaders with Heart See the Potential in Their People And Allow Them To Flourish

May 8th, 2018

35:02

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 …

9: Leaders with Heart Know That They Must Connect With Their People Consistently To Be Trusted

May 1st, 2018

40:36

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. He …

8: Leaders with Heart Are Servant Leaders Who Look At Their Role As A Vocation

April 24th, 2018

35:58

In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Rich Todd, Founder and 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 …

7: Leaders With Heart Provide Safe Spaces For Their People

April 17th, 2018

33:57

 

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 …

6: Leaders With Heart Know That They Cannot Do it Alone

April 10th, 2018

27:29

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 …

5: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Meet Their People Where They Are

April 3rd, 2018

23:29

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 …

4: Leaders With Heart Make People Feel Important

March 31st, 2018

25:58

In this episode, Heather speaks to Steve Paul about his leadership philosophy. He shares a story that greatly impacted his style of leading himself …

3: Leaders With Heart Clear The Path So Their People Can Do Great Work

March 30th, 2018

23:56

On this podcast I ask you to see yourself in the stories my guests tell about times when they were not the best versions of themselves, but how they used their heart to guide them to a place of deeper connection with …

2: Leaders With Heart Have Integrity As Their North Star

March 28th, 2018

25:56

Employee experience is powered by emotions. Managers and/or leaders within organizations get to choose which emotions they unleash from within the people they lead. Leaders, meaning supervisors or above in an …

1: Why Leadership With Heart Exists

March 26th, 2018

6:08

Hello, everyone, this is the Leadership with Heart podcast and this is Heather Younger, your host with our first episode. So, why did I decide to do …

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