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It’s time to Dare to Care in the Workplace

When you build your business relationships on a foundation of kindness and love, all else follows. In Dare to Care, Kathleen Quinn Votaw teaches business leaders how to put people first by focusing on the employee experience as much as they focus on the customer experience to find the sweet spot of success. In this book, she helps employers and employees navigate the new way to work—from home, or anywhere, together.

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“In Dare to Care in the Workplace, Kathleen Quinn Votaw serves as your guide to navigate uncertainty and continuous change. Amidst all of the chaos, leaders who rely on guiding principles while committing to respecting the individual can look ahead and see a year Filled with ongoing learning, improved collaboration, better results, and even the potential of reaching the Camelot Community!”

—SAM REESE CEO, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Building Your Camelot

Sharpen Your Engagement Skills

Practice people-centered leadership, showing empathy, passion, and concern for the well-being of your people first, before anything else. Know that you hire a human with all their complexities and relationships.

  • Explain your WHYs; people want to know.
  • Listen to employees when defining return-to-work plans.
  • Do not mandate that people return to work on-site; invite or request instead, and let individuals choose what works best for them.
  • Have the courage to be authentic, vulnerable, and consistently transparent.
  • Recognize and reward people in the way they personally prefer to be celebrated.
  • Understand that as a leader it is okay not to know.
  • Be aware of trends, and spend time building your Camelot Community.

Key Takeaways

It takes everyone at a company working together to create a supportive employee experience. As you read this book, take time to reflect on how your role fits into this new dynamic. Do not just read. Think. Ask questions. Take action.

Dare to Care will show you:

  • When you have finished reading this book, you’ll have actionable ideas on:
  • Leading with respect
  • Modeling and fostering transparency
  • Using empathy to enhance employee experience
  • Creating a Camelot Community that inspires, motivates, and supports your employees

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I wrote this book to help business leaders understand that both workplaces and leadership have forever changed, and all the skills that applied throughout our recovery will apply long into the future. This quick read will show you how.

Why should you read this book?

In Dare to Care In The Workplace, Kathleen Quinn Votaw shares her signature plan for creating people-centric, relationship based workplaces where employees replace the nine-to-five work mentality with purpose and personal fulfillment.

By reading Dare to Care In The Workplace you’ll learn the value of …

  • breaking the status quo,
  • shifting into a strong company culture,
  • cultivating a workplace that values empathy, and
  • building a solid community that can withstand any storm.

It takes everyone at a company working together to create a supportive employee experience. Put people first, and all else follows.

Kathleen Quinn Votaw is the CEO of TalenTrust, a strategic recruiting and human capital consulting firm that has helped companies nationwide address immediate needs and drive long-term growth since 2003. She is the author of Solve the People Puzzle and a key disruptor in her industry with a mission to help employers create people-centric, relationship-based workplaces. In this book, she helps employers and employees navigate the new way to work—from home, or anywhere, together.

“Once again, Kathleen nails the current realities of work with forthright, heart-centered wisdom. Leaders who pay attention to the new expectations for purpose, trust, and caring in our workplaces will have the edge as we face a renewed war for talent in the post-pandemic era. Kathleen provides a simple guide to helping those leaders get there.”

—LORI GILLEN FRASIER
Chief Human Resources Officer, CPI Card Group

“The best companies know what it means to put their people first, and every other business is left to figure out what that means in order to compete. With Dare to Care in the Workplace, Kathleen Quinn Votaw offers leaders an essential and heartfelt guide to creating what she calls Camelot Communities that attract and retain top talent. They’re based on cultures where listening, trust, inclusiveness, empathy, respect, and kindness prevail—and judging others is nowhere in sight. You may see yourself in these pages.”

—MICHAEL BUSH
CEO, Great Place to Work US