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

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

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

Ideas for Working Parents Dealing with Home Schooling

                                                                                                                    POOR TEACHING EXAMPLES Teaching is not as easy as many may think, especially if the students are your own children. Many students are not comfortable for their parents to take the role of their teachers, just as many parents find teaching their children to be very stressful. Keep in mind that the parents are … Read more

Considerations About Whether to Re-Open Businesses in the Charlotte Metro

There are a mixture of thoughts and opinions about whether to re-open businesses now or when.  COVID-19 is still infecting more people in the Charlotte Area and beyond.  The status of COVID-19 does vary from one area, county, region, state, etc.  Some rural areas have been able to keep the virus out totally, but not … Read more

How To Keep Morale & Attitudes Positive in the Workplace

Time passes, and yet the battle against the Coronavirus continues to make our lives grueling and an up-hill battle.  Sadly, there are still many young adults and older teens, who refuse to face or accept reality, and thus behave with defiance and a smuggness, as if to dare the disease to affect them.  This age … Read more

As the Global Economy Tackles the Coronavirus, How Is Your Industry Affected?

No matter how long I am in this business of “transitions and change”, there is always some kind of “twist or turn” that can leave people scratching one’s head.  The best anyone can do is to think and act “proactively, be flexible, and be open-minded”.  Avoid being stuck in a routine but always look for … Read more

How to Select & Train The “Best” to Be Effective Leaders

How many of you have experienced “bad leaders and managers”?  Probably a large number of you.  The possible reason for this is due to employers using a bad premise or incorrect criteria of a good leader, or possibly not giving this enough thought.  Some employers may even choose people who they believe have similar values … Read more

Where Does Mental Health Rank on Employers’ Priority List

In case you hadn’t noticed, there has been a substantial increase in “workplace violence”.  In fact, these have occurred in a wide variety of industries and levels of employment.  The impact of hand guns is not necessarily the basis for this increase. Whether in schools, manufacturing firms, theaters, malls, etc., the increase in anger and violence … Read more

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 … Read more