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

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

How to Prepare to Re-Open Business When Each Day Changes

If you are listening to the different media (radio, TV, Internet, Newspapers…), there may be variances of information shared, but much is also the same.  The Coronavirus is still “center stage” with little else even coming close.  Occasionally, the upcoming elections are touched on, but even other topics are related to the Virus: run on … Read more

Now is the time for New Beginnings

With Spring comes lots of reminders of this being the time of year for a “fresh start and new beginnings.”  As the chill of winter diminishes, trees burst full of leaves and flowers pop open everywhere.  Baby chicks and rabbits also begin appearing across the landscapes.  All of these are signs of HOPE.  And this … Read more

USE WISDOM TO HEAD OFF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

  How well do you understand the issue of Workplace Violence?  It isn’t like waking up on the wrong side of the bed one day.  Some people can be overly sensitive about their close relationships.  Or it could be that a person can be highly sensitive about his/her hair, nose, accent, etc. and become exceedingly … 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

How Can Businesses Respond to Negative Events

If you haven’t noticed, there have been a number of businesses who are reducing workforces, or merging, or making acquisitions, or just closing?  Though this is nothing new, we can’t just scratch our heads and ignore them either?  Of course, with all the politics in the air, you can’t help but wonder what is having … Read more

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 … Read more