Tag Archives: Effective Communication

GETTING ORGANIZED FOR 2020

Being organized and prepared for a progressive, successful new year can give you a great feeling of accomplishment and productivity.  As the end of the year holidays proceed, most of us feel overwhelmed or like we are always behind.  The more organized I am, the less stressed I feel. At this time of year there …

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WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND THAT HAS YOU DISTRACTED

This time of year everyone has dozens of things on their minds, and most of us feel that we are going to forget something, which is very likely.  I have always been one who makes a list when I have a lot happening.   I don’t want to forget anyone or anything.  I missed lunch with …

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SHOULD EMPLOYERS AGREE TO EMPLOYEES’ REQUESTS FOR TRAINING? OR WILL EMPLOYEES LEAVE ONCE TRAINED?

As many employers have observed, the millennials and other employees tend to only stay with a company for 2-4 years.  The younger generation employees also strongly encourage employers to provide regular training and development.  Such trends make it uneasy for employers to quickly agree to training, which does involve a healthy fee and should involve …

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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 …

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Considerations & Insight to Preparing for Acquisition or Merger

Have you noticed the increase in acquisitions and mergers lately?  There are many industries who have been facing challenging times and tough competitors.  The economy has been part of “uphill battle”.  Some industries are affected by the international trading differences or disputes.  Some countries use this area of business to play “chicken”, holding a tough …

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WHAT DO COMPANY LEADERS BELIEVE IS NEEDED IN MOST ORGANIZATIONS

Some major companies are selecting interesting candidates as their new leaders, meanwhile other outstanding leaders are exiting/retiring.  Though colleges, universities, and tech schools are producing some quality talent, there seems to still be a substantial need for those with “skilled labor skills”.  This is especially true in states that are experiencing a lot of growth …

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How Do You Determine Which Employer Provides the Best Business Practices

When in a Job Search, job candidates should 1) be sure of the type of position that is best for themselves, 2) be clear about what factors are most important in your next employer, and 3) have a list of those top priorities you are seeking for a good work-life balance. As I coach those …

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What is More Pressing in Business: Politics, Economical Events, or Increased Workplace Violence?

There are numerous concerns in business today, and more will develop with time.  The political issues being discussed seem to get a lot of people worked up, which includes “what is our Congress doing about the increasing costs of healthcare?”  Health Insurance costs have become outrageous!  Not to mention the costs of medications!  It seems …

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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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