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Leadership With Heart

May 4, 2021

In this episode, Heather speaks directly with her listeners about the inspiration behind her book and some updates regarding the Caring Leadership Ecosystem of the book, assessment, and community.

Key Takeaways:
Leaders must make their employees feel seen and heard,
The Caring Leadership ecosystem is a support system for individuals who want to be better,
Leading with Heart creates a ripple effect.

One Manager at a Time:
Although I’ve had my fair share of managers who didn’t show up as Caring Leaders, I have also had a few who did and they have stuck with me. I had a manager, early in my career, who could sense that I felt unheard within the company. He took the time to sit me down and address my concerns even though I had never mentioned it. A simple 5 minute conversation allowed me to feel seen, heard, and motivated to be able to do my job.

Why did I write this book?
In the past I had experienced leaders who made it obvious that they did not care for me or my peers. As an only child I feel closer to my friends, coworkers, and peers than most people because everyone is my brother and sister. I like to lead with care, heart and compassion and I wanted to influence others to do this as well.

Caring Leadership Ecosystem:
I want to take a moment and update you on what’s been happening and where this journey of Caring Leadership has taken me. When I was writing my book, The Art of Caring Leadership, I had this vision of creating a support system for my readers, viewers, and listeners. This vision was greater than myself and my book, but really a way to extend the belief system within the book into an interactive platform with other caring-leaders-in-development.