Invisible crosses we all bear

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

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 […]

Managing Uncertainty with Confidence

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

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 […]