Tag Archives: Empowerment

WHAT KIND OF REPUTATION DO YOU HAVE AS A PROFESSIONAL

Whether after persons pass away or in their absence, a lot of stories and insight might often be shared about him/her. Sadly, some stories that are shared may be unflattering or even exaggerated. What would others say about you and how you treated others? In a business it is easy to get backed up or …

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WHY DO SOME NEW BUSINESSES SUCCEED, WHILE OTHERS FAIL?

Could a business succeed because some owners are smarter than others? It may seem that way, but there is much more to this. As an employee or a customer, you can walk into a business and think, “why does the owner do this or that? Why not another way, which you may think would be …

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How to Decide if Self-Employment is for You

How many businesses fail within the first year in the U.S.? The SBA says 30% of small businesses fail within the first two years in the U.S., 50% fail within the first 5 years, and 66% fail by their 6th year. With thorough planning, research, financing, appropriate professional support, and flexibility, a business can survive …

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With the Majority of Employees Expressing a Major Concern About Communication, Why Aren’t More Employers Responding?

For years employees have voiced a strong concern about “poor communication” in their organizations. I’ve even had many company management echoing this concern, and yet companies and organizations do NOT seek out or hire experts to address this topic. “COMMUNICATION” touches all industries (businesses, non-profits, educational venues, skilled labor, etc.), as well as different departments, …

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How Did Existing Execs “Learn the Ropes” vs How The New Generation Expects to Learn

When the existing Execs were “learning how to be a Leader” years ago, the hope was to have an existing Leader who was gifted at teaching, training, and developing the younger generation on how to be an Effective Leader. That was true with my husband, Bill Crigger. He was first exposed to a very sharp, …

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Many Young Adults Are Unclear About Ethics and Integrity – Is It Any Wonder?

Before becoming a Business Owner, we worked for some medium to large firms, who had their fair share of poor business integrity. Several of the business leaders, executives, and owners exhibited very poor ethics and morals. Today many refer to themselves as “professionals”, but even that term doesn’t resemble the level of quality or dignity …

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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 DOES ETHICS & INTEGRITY MEAN TO TODAY’S GENERATION

For decades the public has seen and heard of some very questionable actions and behaviors of not just political leaders, but business leaders, religious leaders, community organization leaders, educational leaders, and even parents. It is no wonder many young adults and older youths are questioning what does the future hold. Although as one who grew …

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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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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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