“How Your Company Can Better Retain Employees Who Are Veterans”   written by Kittie W. Watson, Michael Perry, Becky Ripley and Randy Chittum was published on the Harvard Business Review‘s website on July 11, 2017.

Companies looking to hire and retain veterans need to proactively address communication and language gaps between military and corporate America. They should educate managers, recruiters, and leaders about military culture and language; design a specific onboarding and integration program for that addresses language differences; help veterans establish and sustain connections within the organization through employee resources groups and mentoring; and because mission and meaning are so important in the military, find ways to connect everyday responsibilities to overall organizational purpose.

“Learning How to Grieve As An Entrepreneur”  is a feature in the April/May WBENC President’s Report. Unfortunately, Kittie had some recent experiences she utilized as learning tools that she hopes other entrepreneurs can learn from to prepare for the inevitable grief everyone must face at some point.



“Make the Essential What Gets Done”, written by Kittie W. Watson and Becky Ripley, was published in the Fort Jackson Journal’s May 2017 issue.

Are the things you are checking off your task list actually priorities? Are they essential to your work? When everything is a priority, actually nothing is a priority. Kittie and Becky address actions you can take to clarify and act on priorities.


“Effective Listening: Five Lessons from the Best”, written by our President and Founder, Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D., was published in the Journal of Christian Nursing’s July/September 2017 issue.

For many nurses, especially when workloads are high, it can be difficult to listen carefully to patients. Federally mandated Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys that help determine insurance reimbursement are asking patients how carefully their nurses listened. For Christian nurses, effective listening demonstrates the compassion, understanding, and care modeled by Jesus. An exploration of Jesus’ responses reveals five ways Christ effectively listened to people that can guide nurses.


From Regional to Global: Using a Network Strategy to Align a Multinational Organization, an article Innolect President Kittie W. Watson collaborated on, along with Maya Townsend and Lisa Coen, was published in the Spring 2017 issue of HR People + Strategy.

In this article, we share a case study of former Bayer CropScience Public Affairs leader Lisa Coen, who successfully led the transformation of the Global Public and Government Affairs division from a siloed, hub-and-spoke model to an interconnected, truly global organization. Her efforts, with the support of many engaged team members, enabled the company to benefit from innovation and knowledge across many regions and functions, and increased the ability to mobilize quickly in response to new challenges.

We discuss:

  • Building commitment for globalization
  • Shifting from a hub-and-spoke to a networked organizational model
  • Using network maps to inform leadership actions and agendas
  • Engaging employees and weaving communication across regions


June 2016 – Innolect President and Founder Kittie W. Watson graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Intensive Entrepreneurship Training at Babson College. 

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth for small businesses.


“Build Your Leadership Team” by Kittie W. Watson, was posted in the September issue – Vol. 16, Number 3 – 2015 of Enterprising Women magazine.  The article is geared to entrepreneurs and ways to assess whether or not the team that got them to where they are today will be the same team to move them to a sustainable future.


“The Executive Selection Process: Selecting and Keeping the Best Talent” an article written by Innolect’s President Kittie W. Watson’s article, was published in the March issue – Vol. 16, Number 1 – 2015 of Enterprising Women magazine.


“Build Your Leadership Team: The right people. The right people. The right place. The right time.”

Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D was the keynote presenter at the South Carolina Small Business Development Center‘s Business Success Extravaganza 2015 in March 2015.


INNOLECT’s Kittie Watson is named a “2015 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

March 2015 – Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D. and President of Innolect Inc., the global leadership and organizational development firm, received the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. The gala took place March 19, 2015, as the concluding event to WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute convening more than 1,500 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


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