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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 …

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WHAT DOES ETHICS & INTEGRITY MEAN TO TODAY’S GENERATION

For decades the public has seen and heard of some very questionable actions and behaviors of not just political leaders, but business leaders, religious leaders, community organization leaders, educational leaders, and even parents. It is no wonder many young adults and older youths are questioning what does the future hold. Although as one who grew …

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As More Executives Exit, Are Companies Investing a Stronger Initiative to Train New Leaders?

After 25 years in business, and having been fortunate to have met so many excellent and successful business leaders during that time, I have noticed the past 2-3 years that more and more of those executives are exiting to enjoy their Retirement. However, the ratio of new leaders being trained for senior positions are much …

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How Decision Makers Decide on Unpopular Topics and Issues

Some business decisions are related to topics and concerns that are devided across different generations. Diversity is a good for businesses, and yet those different generations have definite and distinctive perspectives, priorities, and opinion. With this being the case, it is practically impossible for decision makers to make a final decision on anything that won’t …

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How Can Companies Select Quality Managers Who Motivate and Inspire

Too many companies have selected people for supervisory or management positions, who are either more into “having Power”, or less into developing effective employees. This hurts the whole organization, allowing the company to slip into a lazy, or an “I don’t care Attitude”. Either way this is often places the organization at “great risk”. Those …

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR A LEADER TO PRODUCE A SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION

When a Business Leader or Employer is responsible to develop a productive, successful organization, what steps and factors play a part in this effort?  What makes a difference? !) The Business Leader first needs to have lots of good training and experience on being an “effective leader”.  Without thorough Leadership Training, as well as actual …

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Learning to Develop Mutual Respect and Professional Co-Existence Between the Generations

Each generation is determined to have their own identity, and our currently younger generations in the workforce are no different.  As a Baby Boomer, we insisted on dressing differently with hip-hugger and bell-bottom blue jeans, many of the girls wore “tops” that looked like maternity blouses, and then there were the mini-skirts — and we …

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LEADERSHIP – A TOP PRIORITY ON THE MINDS AT THE NC SHRM CONFERENCE

At this year’s North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management Conference, held in Pinehurst, NC, the concern and need for well-trained, effective Leaders for the Future, was on the minds of those Human Resources Professional attendees.   Too many companies and organizations have their senior business leaders retiring, leaving a big void, leaving the businesses in …

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What Are You Doing to Enable Your Workforce to be More Productive

If you are one who believes to keep all efforts and processes the same, ask yourself if the results and outcomes are the same, better, or worse.  If you are a business leader or employer and are one who doesn’t like change OR believes in staying with what has worked in the past, be careful — …

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Hiring Is Serious Business and Those Hiring Need to be Trained to do so Effectively

Too many take the “hiring process” too lightly.  Many think it is a matter of quizzing individuals and watching some sweat, as if the interviewer is “putting the screws” to a criminal.  That is NOT what the hiring process is about. There are specific approaches to help the interviewer determine if the job candidate is being …

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