How can I be a GREAT leader in a virtual world?
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How can I be a GREAT leader in a virtual world?

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw When everyone is working in the same place and the culture is positive, leadership is magical. You feel like the charismatic boss you are as you build relationships, observe behavior, take the team out to lunch, … Read More

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Tech Tools for Strategic HR Leaders
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Tech Tools for Strategic HR Leaders

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw In addition to managing everything related to employees, including an organization’s culture, HR teams today play a strategic frontline role in the development, growth, and productivity of the business itself—and need to accomplish it all on … Read More

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Christmas Can Never be Cancelled!
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Christmas Can Never be Cancelled!

For me, the holidays are all about my loving family, traditions, and celebration. We truly feel blessed and nothing can change that. 2020 has been hard on all of us, everywhere, but there is joy and hope to be found in the precious moments we have together—even if those moments are found on Zoom this once. No doubt, the holidays will be different in 2020, but the spirit of the season can be just as wonderful in new ways. There will be much to reflect on as we begin 2021. Read More

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You'll Never Walk Alone
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You'll Never Walk Alone

When I was in high school, John Hampton and I sang “You’ll never walk alone” for the memorial service of a beloved guidance counselor. The lyrics were comforting then and now: “When you walk through a storm Hold your head … Read More

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Strategic HR Turns Challenge into Opportunity
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Strategic HR Turns Challenge into Opportunity

Flexible. Agile. Inclusive. Inventive. Caring. These qualities define today’s HR heroes who are taking a strategic leadership role to transform work in ways we’ve never seen before. Today, as we recover from the pandemic and move into the future, every business imperative must include workforce perspectives. The workplace has never been so complex; and the strategic value of HR never more clear. Read More

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Things You Can Do to Protect Your Culture & Brand in Recovery
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Things You Can Do to Protect Your Culture & Brand in Recovery

Businesses have taken a major hit because of circumstances outside our control. But take comfort from the power to protect our unique culture and employment brand from the same fateful hit. Hard times may challenge the way you operate your business but should never change the values that define who you are as a company.  … Read More

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The Middle Road Between Business and Burnout
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The Middle Road Between Business and Burnout

Apple has doubled its value since the start of the pandemic, to $2 trillion. Target’s profits surged with online sales that almost tripled as a result of Covid-19. If only these were everyone’s stories! It may seem counterintuitive during these … Read More

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Unity Begins with “Made in the USA”
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Unity Begins with “Made in the USA”

The entire world is in an upheaval, and to manage it we need to invest in America. So, I’m delighted to see that “Made in the USA” is making a comeback despite, and in some cases maybe because of, Covid-19, … Read More

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Recovery Phase 3: Reimagining Success
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Recovery Phase 3: Reimagining Success

If you look at just the numbers, things still look pretty bleak with more than 33 million Americans unemployed, millions more workers underemployed, and predictions for possible unemployment rates above 10 percent continuing into next year. I don’t believe that’s … Read More

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A Love Letter to Our Leader during Covid-19
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A Love Letter to Our Leader during Covid-19

Dear Kathleen, We’ve admired and appreciated you, grown with you, and laughed and cried with you over the past several months. Most of us have been with you for many years, and all of us have worked together to build … Read More

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