Determining a Strategic Plan on Selecting Your Future Career

  More and more hard-working individuals are beginning to recognize the importance of creating their own professional futures.  After completing your education and gathering information from higher educational instructors and other successful professionals, you may find that it might be wise for a person to create their own business plan with the help of others. … Read more

Abilities You Have to Help Others

During my term as President of the (NAWBO) National Association of Women Business Owners – Charlotte (2006-2007), I was pleasantly surprised by a request from the Charlotte International House.  Previously, I had met the manager of this establishment (at that time) and agreed to be of assistance with an international businessman, who had a business … Read more

Decision-Making: One of the Hardest Parts of Being a Decision-Making Leader

Most Leaders will admit that one of the toughest parts of being a Leader is sorting and screening all data for the best choice of any decision.  Whether selecting a candidate for a position, the ideal location business, or the best approach to a situation, etc., you could likely have times of low self-confidence.  The fact … Read more

Are You Responsible for Your Future and How Do You Begin?

Look in the mirror and carefully study the face you see.  Keep looking and ask what kind of person do you see?  Is the image of someone you believe appears sincere, honest, credible?  What could you see that person doing in life?  Do they appear patient, understanding, or more aggressive, preferring a more challenging life?  … Read more

How to Select & Train The “Best” to Be Effective Leaders

How many of you have experienced “bad leaders and managers”?  Probably a large number of you.  The possible reason for this is due to employers using a bad premise or incorrect criteria of a good leader, or possibly not giving this enough thought.  Some employers may even choose people who they believe have similar values … Read more

HOW WOULD EMPLOYEES IMPROVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS?

When asking employees what they would like altered about company performance evaluations in order to be more beneficial, productive, and valued, these are some you have probably heard, but let’s review and clarify for a better understanding. First, have these “performance evaluations” offered at least 2 or 3 times a year.  So much can happen … Read more

WHAT AREA OF BUSINESS CAN TRIGGER THE BIGGEST BOOST OR COST TO THE BOTTOM LINE?

All businesses have at least 2 or 3 aspects of their businesses, which can either increase or decrease the Bottom Line.  Often there is one or two factors within those aspects that are at the root of the problem. One aspect is likely to be “Leadership”.  If a leader has not be given realistic or … Read more

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 … Read more

The Importance of Strategic Planning when Preparing for Future Growth

Having moved to Charlotte in the fall of 1980, I can tell you that many of the city planners didn’t have a good understanding of what people wanted who moved here at that time. The Raintree subdivision (residential) was in its early stages, and we were being told by realtors that the city really didn’t … Read more