Tag Archives: Effective Communication

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 COMPANIES & INDUSTRIES FACE MORE CHALLENGES IN THE FUTURE

At different times our country (and the world) have encountered concerns regarding different industries, who experience more challenges due to different circumstances. When our world was going into a new century (from the late 1990’s to 2000), much of technology seemed to be at risk, though the anticipation was worse than the actual transition. The …

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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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Is Your Company a Supportive Community Partner

One important aspect of any company is to have “good public relations” with their community. Companies that hire a larger number of community citizens should feel that public relations is a very important factor. Hopefully, that employer compensates the employees well and provides valuable benefits and resources. The relationship and management that employers have with …

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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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Encourage Your Workplace to be Proactive, Sensitive & Supportive

This time of year most of us find ourselves being more sentimental and thankful for our many blessings.  We also have fond memories of family and holiday traditions.  When couples marry, each bring specific traditions into their home.  This may spill over into our work life.  Some may decorate their offices or desks, while others …

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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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A Healthy Community Includes Responsible, Respectful & Hard-Working Individuals

If you have lived in the Charlotte Metro very long at all, you have bound to have seen a LOT of changes in every direction of the Queen’s Center City.  Many older buildings are being renovated or demolished with new replacements.  The construction includes numerous residential home developments, large condos, offices, shops, and even parking …

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Leadership – A Critical Priority for Companies & Organizations

Last week the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management had their annual conference in Pinehurst, NC.  Of the many Human Resources Professionals who attended, there were equally as many who did not attend, which is disappointing.  It seemed many companies and organizations did not support their HR Professionals attending this valuable, annual event.  With …

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