Employees don’t fit neatly into algorithms
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Employees don’t fit neatly into algorithms

So let’s rethink performance reviews By Kathleen Quinn Votaw When you think about the change that’s happening almost everywhere at a pace we’ve come to accept, there are still some critical areas stuck firmly in the past. One of those is … Read More

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Monkeys, geese, cans and talent strategy
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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 … Read More

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The best you is waiting for a mentor
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The best you is waiting for a mentor

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 … Read More

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Women in Business
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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 … Read More

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Invisible crosses we all bear
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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, … Read More

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Stand your sacred ground
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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 … Read More

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The Gift of Professional Growth and Inspiration
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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 … Read More

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How to inspire loyalty and retention
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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 … Read More

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Managing Uncertainty with Confidence
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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 … Read More

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Challenge Your Assumptions
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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, … Read More

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