As Changes Continue, Note the Toughest Issues, & How Do You Address Them

If you are a business owner during this Coronavirus, chances are your business activity has been significantly reduced, making you think about reducing your staff, and how to make payments to those critical necessities. If you have checked with a dependable financial advisor, you are bound to be aware that this Coronavirus will continue spreading … Read more

A Time to Come Together and Be Positive-Minded and Creative

There have been many times over the past decades and centuries when mankind has encountered excessive and overwhelming catastrophes, and we have been able to keep a positive attitude and pull together to manage our way through each one.   Clearly, this has not been easy, and yet our inner strength has pulled us through them.  … 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

Use Wisdom to Navigate Changes In Life

How many leaders do you know who seem to be competent and successful at “navigating and maneuvering change”?  There are many types of changes, and if not experienced or having a good handle of managing change, a leader could cause more chaos than positive results. Any change has multiple factors and unexpected challenges.  With that … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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