Recognizing Positive Elements Emerging Out of the Pandemic

Many of our nation’s citizens have made negative comments about the “young adults” in our communities, noting that they are short-sighted, impatient, expecting immediate gratification, praises and rewards for doing simply the minimum, and then only after much taunting.  Some call them “lazy”, doing the least amount of work as possible.  Though there may be … Read more

If Wanting to See COVID Come to an End, What Can We Do?

          The Need to Wear Face Masks                    Make-Shift COVID Centers           Crowded Beaches Spreads COVID Since the Corona virus was acknowledged and quarantining began, thousands of people have contracted the virus and died.  The country has been requested to … Read more

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

Business Remaining Slow? So Now What?

Dealing with a pandemic is so stressful.  Has it caused your business to close?  Do you have any money coming into your business?  Have any of your employees been working or been furloughed? Has your business received a loan?  So many issues to consider.  Unfortunately, the longer this situation continues, the more debt and challenges … Read more

Steps to Improve Workforce Culture & Environment

All people are different due to personalities, variable family environments, social attitudes, financial situations, education, cultural and religious influences, etc.  These factors and others affect people in many ways, which makes it easy to see why we have such a wide range of relationships with each other.  And yet many organizations have been very fortunate … Read more

Addressing Your Serious Concerns During the Pandemic

  Many have expressed the various issues we all are experiencing through this stressful period, with most concerns focused on finances, employment, our country and local economy, the volatile situation with our police, etc.  Of course, there is also the big issue for our health and concern for being infected with COVID-19.  With North Carolina … Read more

All Should Have an Open Mind About Others

As you meet and get to know others, do you find yourself making prejudgments or assumptions about them?  Or are you more open-minded and accept the person as is?  Every person is different.  Even twins in a family are said to be distinctively different.  Having two sons who were 2.5 years apart in age and … Read more

Be Prepared

The Hand of Hope When Reduction of Force is a Necessity We’re here to help! There will never be a “good time” to release employees, and no employer relishes this task.  It is one of those painful responsibilities that faces all employers when confronted with a serious business decision.  Having worked with hundreds of companies … Read more

Understanding the Value of Diversity & Collaboration

Business are encouraged to increase their diversity, which can have a large impact on ideas, sensitivity, strengthen employee relations, and create better solutions. The fact is a more diverse workforce can benefit the whole organization. New and creative ideas can come from opposite corners of the world, that may help clarify points of view and … 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