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HOW EFFECTIVE ARE YOUR DECISION-MAKING SKILLS?

There are many concerns globally that could have repercussions on our nation, though no one has a crystal ball to tell the future.  Some countries seem to be flexing their muscles or trying to ruffle our feathers, to see what the United States would do if pressured enough. There have been threats of nuclear bombing, shooting …

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WHY IS COLLABORATION SO IMPORTANT IN BUSINESS

An Effective, Well-Trained Team This fall the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management (NC SHRM) is focusing on “collaboration” at this year’s annual conference, as it is so important and pivotal to the efficiency and productivity of an organization.  Without “Team Work” a workforce is just a group of individuals doing his or her …

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WHAT ARE COMPANIES DOING TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE LEADERS?

Think of the best business leader you ever had.  What made them so helpful and effective?  Did they make it easy for you?  Were they extremely friendly and acted more like your “friend” than your superior?  What did you learn from this Leader? There are different kinds of “Leaders”, but seldom does a “leader” who …

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TOP 5 PRIORITIES EMPLOYEES SEEK IN EMPLOYERS AND VICE VERSA

Both employees and employers have specific priorities that each seeks in the other as partners in an employment relationship.  If each can be honest about these, as well as make a conscious effort to sincerely agree and meet these expectations, their working relationship should be a win-win.  Let’s look a t each of their priority …

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What Are the Top Issues & Concerns of Businesses Today

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to reflect on our many blessings and thank those who have contributed to that.  That is especially true to thank our relatives who have done everything possible so that we can live in a country with so many freedoms.  All are encouraged to thank all those wonderful and generous …

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WHAT KIND OF REPUTATION DO YOU HAVE AS A PROFESSIONAL

Whether after persons pass away or in their absence, a lot of stories and insight might often be shared about him/her. Sadly, some stories that are shared may be unflattering or even exaggerated. What would others say about you and how you treated others? In a business it is easy to get backed up or …

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WHY DO SOME NEW BUSINESSES SUCCEED, WHILE OTHERS FAIL?

Could a business succeed because some owners are smarter than others? It may seem that way, but there is much more to this. As an employee or a customer, you can walk into a business and think, “why does the owner do this or that? Why not another way, which you may think would be …

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With the Majority of Employees Expressing a Major Concern About Communication, Why Aren’t More Employers Responding?

For years employees have voiced a strong concern about “poor communication” in their organizations. I’ve even had many company management echoing this concern, and yet companies and organizations do NOT seek out or hire experts to address this topic. “COMMUNICATION” touches all industries (businesses, non-profits, educational venues, skilled labor, etc.), as well as different departments, …

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How Did Existing Execs “Learn the Ropes” vs How The New Generation Expects to Learn

When the existing Execs were “learning how to be a Leader” years ago, the hope was to have an existing Leader who was gifted at teaching, training, and developing the younger generation on how to be an Effective Leader. That was true with my husband, Bill Crigger. He was first exposed to a very sharp, …

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COMPASS CAREER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS!

April 1994 – April 2019 Happy 25th Anniversary Many people have “turning points” in their lives. Bill and I came to our crossroads in the fall of 1988. After working for The Kroger Co. for 20+ years and managing the closing of the Kroger Carolina District, Bill experienced a five-year journey involving three jobs. He …

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