The First Sign You're Not Leading with Empathy
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The First Sign You're Not Leading with Empathy

How we approach others can either shut people down or deeply engage them. Often, we play a role rather than show up as our authentic selves, wearing different masks for home, friends, and work so we can be seen in … Read More

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How to Build a Camelot Culture and Win Top Talent
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How to Build a Camelot Culture and Win Top Talent

In case it slipped by you, there was a critical culture shift in 2020 when the concept of employee engagement was replaced by “employee experience.” This is not semantics. It’s a new perspective on how employees should be treated in the workplace. It requires that employers create the same positive … Read More

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Right-on-the-nose recruiting for top people
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Right-on-the-nose recruiting for top people

Employment today is as much about purpose and relationship as it is about the job. Why do you do what you do—can you express it clearly? And what’s so special about your leadership—why would people want to follow you into … Read More

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Setting Crucial Expectations for Remote Work
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Setting Crucial Expectations for Remote Work

Wi-Fi makes location irrelevant. No matter how much the distance between you and your remote team, setting expectations provides the road map you need to achieve your goals. Clear, mutual expectations enable you to establish milestones and celebrate progress; delegate … Read More

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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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Oh Yes, You Can!
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Oh Yes, You Can!

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Do you believe that anything’s possible? Or do you see roadblocks in your way? When you change your predominant mindset from a fixed to a growth orientation, everything in your life—and your business—can change. It’s your … Read More

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You’re not still asking those weird interview questions (are you?)
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You’re not still asking those weird interview questions (are you?)

by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Because Google started asking quirky interview questions a few years ago, so did just about everyone else. Google soon realized that the answers to questions like, “How many golf balls can you fit in an airplane?” … Read More

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The ageless workplace: let’s rebrand retirement
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The ageless workplace: let’s rebrand retirement

by Kathleen Quinn Votaw "I'm 55-years-old … do you think they'll hire me?" asked the candidate tenuously. “Why wouldn’t they hire you? You've got the credentials,” I assured him. But I knew he had a point. Many candidates and companies … Read More

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Post & Pray—widely used and useless
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Post & Pray—widely used and useless

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw “Post & pray” may have been a good way to get what you wanted from Santa Claus, but if your company is still using it as a hiring strategy, as many do, it’s time to grow … Read More

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Jobvite Article Features TalenTrust
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Jobvite Article Features TalenTrust

Jobvite turned to TalenTrust CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw for her perspective on the difference between recruiting and talent acquisition. Here's the full article and below are excerpts. … If your company expects faster than normal growth for the next several … Read More

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