Tag Archives: Insightful

WHAT CHANGES ARE YOUR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCING

Change is a word that can stir up positive and negative connotations.  Some changes are welcomed and needed, helping to resolve challenges, while other changes can be costly and not seen as helpful.  What changes do you see in your industry? Increased Diversity is usually welcomed by businesses, adding more skills and capabilities.  Although with …

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IS YOUR IMAGE THAT OF A PROFESSIONAL

The work attire today has a wide range of images.  Some may consider the formal professional attire may be less liked, but the image it portrays clearly shouts “Success”. Many in business far prefer a less formal dress code, with no tie, no suit, and a jacket being used or not.  More offices are going …

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What Aspect of Change or Transitions Is Most Difficult or Not Addressed

Having changes in business or other organizations is far from new, and yet they stir up mixed emotions and opinions time and again.  Companies and other entities have experienced Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructurings, Reorganizations, etc., and any of these transitions can cause not only human emotional situations, but there can also be logistical hardships, unexpected financial …

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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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TWO THOUGHTS FOR BUSINESSES TO CONSIDER – GROWTH EFFORTS & MERGERS

Today businesses try to carefully select the best ways to promote their companies, using their funds as efficiently as possible. One effort is by determining which venue is more effective, and how much money is needed to produce a positive impact. It seems those in charge of these decisions don’t always recognize the more practical …

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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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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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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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Encourage Your Workplace to be Proactive, Sensitive & Supportive

This time of year most of us find ourselves being more sentimental and thankful for our many blessings.  We also have fond memories of family and holiday traditions.  When couples marry, each bring specific traditions into their home.  This may spill over into our work life.  Some may decorate their offices or desks, while others …

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