EXPECTATIONS & PREPARATION OF THE PAST VS TODAY’S CHILDREN

What do you see that is different in the photos of schools 100 years ago vs Today? What is the first thing you notice that is different between the two pictures above?  The left photo was taken more than 70 years ago, and the right photo was taken recently.  Some differences may seem very obvious, … Read more

ARE YOU CONFUSED BY CHANGING INFORMATION ABOUT COVID?

  Ridding oneself of germs & bacteria with soap & hot water Have you felt that you are on a merry-go-round in regards to the “real status of COVID”?  Initially, we were faced with one virus, and then other variants appear.  Second, there was one vaccine, then another, and then another.  Can they all be … Read more

What Stress Are Children Feeling during this Pandemic?

  COVID has been taking a big toll on the lives of all Americans and others for well over a year, but who is feeling the stress more: parents or children?  Clearly, both have felt the negative impact of this intensely overwhelming, unusual and devastating crisis.  Surveys were done in 2020, which were researched, examined, … Read more

Accepting Your Limitations But Being Open to Learn

There are times when we have to accept some limitations, though they may be temporary, yet definitely restrictive for a period of time.   During that time we have to face the limitations, working around them until those restrictions are lifted.  If you have dealt with this before, you may recall needing lots of patience to … Read more

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE AFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS?

With families dealing with multiple concerns stemming from the world’s pandemic, though children may not verbalize their thoughts and feelings, you can be sure that they exist, and many reactions may surprise you. When a father came home one evening and shared with his family that he had been downsized, losing his job that he’d … Read more

Characteristics of a Credible and Respected CEO/LEADER

As we initially discussed the idea of starting our own business, my husband, Bill Crigger, encouraged my becoming the CEO.  However, I thought he was joking.  I believed in the purpose and focus of our Human Resources firm, but I saw Bill as being more suited for that role.  Still, Bill insisted that I possessed … Read more

Hiring: Why Job Candidates Fail to Complete the Interview Process?

Since COVID-19 arrived, it is doubtful that you will see any public “Job Fairs”.  And that is only one change.  The pandemic has required a wide range of changes in business.  Interviews can be by phone or internet, or maybe by televised cameras, though more human resources professionals are finding it unusual and rather disappointing … Read more

During this COVID Period, What Else is on Your Mind?

Of course, COVID is an important topic, and most of us want to get it resolved, but that takes “everyone’s cooperation”.  In the meantime, what is something that might create positive thoughts and might be something that doesn’t trigger a debate or argument?  It is definitely not politics!  With Thanksgiving arriving next month, perhaps we … Read more

Which is More Valuable: To Be Rich or Successful? Being Successful Delivers its Own Wealth

What do most people believe is an important goal: to be rich or successful?  Rich is a relative term, that can be interpreted differently.  When my older son was about 9 or 10 years old, he came and asked me if we were rich.  He had noticed that our family had two homes (one was … 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