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Kathy Albarado

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Risk Management

By: Kathy Albarado
January 21st, 2018

The government shutdown of 2013 lasted 16 days. Fortunately, we have just heard that the House, Senate, and the Executive Office have found common ground and the government has reopened after day 3. There's still a chance, however, that after February 8th, we could find ourselves in a similar situation again. Given the uncertainty of what the next few weeks will bring, we share the following considerations that may be helpful for our clients and colleagues.

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News

By: Kathy Albarado
August 19th, 2016

Ep 028: Why culture, clarity, and feedback are the keys to great leadership with Kathy Albarado I had the great pleasure to be interviewed by Halelly Azulay, founder of TalentGrow LLC, a consulting company focused on developing leaders and teams, especially for enterprises experiencing growth or expansion. Halelly is a leader I admire and is an author, speaker, facilitator and leadership development strategist, and hosts her very own podcast called, The Talent Grow Show.  I encourage you to watch the podcast interview below! "Listen to Kathy Albarado, founder and CEO of Helios HR, an award-winning human capital management consultant who brings a triple-whammy perspective on leadership to The Talent Grow Show. As a leader in her own successful company, Kathy understands leading those who help her organization win awards and satisfy clients. As coach to her client leaders, she helps client companies achieve success. And as a community leader and philanthropist, she has built a unique platform that allows many companies share leadership best practices and success insights. Kathy speaks with TalentGrow Show host, Halelly Azulay, about her path to launching her own company based in her strong passion for great organizational culture. She describes ways you can create a great culture, as well as the importance of seeking clarity and feedback. And she gives specific examples, stories, and how-to's for doing just that."

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Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Kathy Albarado
March 14th, 2016

In 2014, Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as the top word of the year as shown by the increase in look ups over the prior year.  Not surprising as it seems to appear in regular conversations more frequently.  As it relates to organizational culture, we’re referring to the unwritten expectations of what people perceive is expected of them.  Culture is really the behaviors and norms that manifest themselves within an organization.  Or said differently, culture drives how the work gets done.