Leading with Heart – Weekly Update

Leading with Heart – Weekly Update

Ken Meyer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | Principal, KWM HR Consulting LLC

As President of New York City SHRM, I am constantly reminded of the profound impact that leadership has on our organizations and communities. In today’s dynamic and often challenging environment, leading with heart has never been more crucial. This philosophy transcends mere managerial competence; it is about embodying empathy, authenticity, and compassion in every interaction.

Leading with heart means prioritizing the well-being of our employees. It involves actively listening to their concerns, recognizing their contributions, and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued. When leaders show genuine care, they inspire loyalty and motivation, driving engagement and productivity. This human-centric approach creates a positive workplace atmosphere where innovation thrives, and individuals are empowered to perform at their best.

Moreover, leading with heart extends beyond the confines of our organizations. It involves being socially responsible and community oriented. As leaders, we must champion ethical practices, support sustainable initiatives, and contribute to the betterment of society. This broader perspective not only enhances our organizational reputation but also builds a legacy of integrity and respect.

In times of uncertainty, leading with heart provides a stable foundation. It reassures our teams that they are not alone and that their leaders are steadfast and compassionate. This trust and emotional connection are pivotal in navigating challenges and fostering resilience.

In conclusion, as we strive to shape the future of work, let us commit to leading with heart. By doing so, we cultivate environments where people flourish, organizations succeed, and communities prosper. This is the essence of true leadership, and it is a responsibility we must all embrace.

Be well.


President, New York City SHRM

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