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Assess Your Company Culture to Insure Employees Fit

Fit between company culture and employees is essential for any business wanting to achieve growth. As Kathleen shared in the new COIN Talent Report, “If you hire someone for the right skills but they’re not a fit with the culture, they’ll fail every time.” Here’s a related truth: If your employees fail, you ultimately fail […]

Monkeys, geese, cans and talent strategy

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw   Denver’s Infinite Monkey Theorem’s canned wine (yes wine in cans) has been praised in Wine Spectator, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Maybe their cans are produced in Boulder by Wild Goose Canning, whose revolutionary sealing process has put the company at the vanguard of canning beer, wine and spirits […]

The best you is waiting for a mentor

Jul 29, 2015 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog, Featured 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw A mentor is like nothing else in your life. If you don’t have one, find one. If you’ve already arrived, I hope you’ll become one. Mentors guide us to a new destination in life, and sometimes we don’t even know where that is. They teach us to be the best at […]

Fame is fleeting – sign the damn ball!

Apr 30, 2015 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

Kathleen Quinn Votaw I was enjoying spring training in Phoenix with my family last month when we saw a man and a young boy approach one of the players and ask for his autograph. The ball player didn’t just refuse, he was exceptionally rude. Seeing the disappointment on that little boy’s face, I couldn’t restrain […]

Women in Business

How to continue pushing for gender equality By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Well said, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights, it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women […]

Invisible crosses we all bear

Mar 02, 2015 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog, Featured 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

Lighten the load with kindness By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Everyone has a cross to bear. Sometimes it’s short term, sometimes it’s lifelong. It can be anything from your boss pointing out your failures, to getting through a high pressure project, to having no job at all. Or it could be worrying about your child’s grades, […]

Stand your sacred ground

Jan 28, 2015 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog, Featured 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

With feet firmly planted on your vulnerability By Kathleen Quinn Votaw If you don’t know Brene Brown, you’ll find her on TED Talks, YouTube, and her website. She’s brilliant, inspirational and funny. Her message is still resonating in my mind after hearing her speak at the Inc. 5000 conference in Phoenix last October—and I feel […]

The Gift of Professional Growth and Inspiration

Make it your New Year’s workplace resolution By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Here’s a quote worth thinking about: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young”–Henry Ford. Since this is the time of year that’s synonymous with sharing and giving, with traditions and legacy, why not spread […]

How to inspire loyalty and retention

Hint: Make it personal By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Everything is personal. We all know that from firsthand experience. Who doesn’t like to be complimented or remembered? Feel valued or part of something more? And who doesn’t hate being treated unfairly or ignored? We are emotional creatures, so it’s natural that our loyalty goes to the […]

Managing Uncertainty with Confidence

Oct 28, 2014 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog, Featured 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

A Leader’s Greatest Challenge By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Recently, a friend gave me a gift that included this tantalizing quote from clergyman Robert Schuller: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Definitely a question to spark the imagination. After rethinking every single aspect of my life, the question took […]

Challenge Your Assumptions

Sep 25, 2014 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog, Featured 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

Or you’ll be planning for a world that no longer exists By Kathleen Quinn Votaw We have an addition to the Denver business community, ChangeLabs and its founder and CEO, Peter Sheahan, author of six books including Flip, Generation Y, and Making It Happen. I was fortunate to hear Peter speak at a recent Association […]

Grow leaders, not bosses

We need fully integrated human beings at the top By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Many would argue that in large part our visionary leaders have gone missing, leaving us with bosses and bottom line managers at the helm of our organizations. If it’s true that great leaders are not born but made, how do we go […]

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