Changing Thought Processes to Survive

When the first of this year began, we knew very little about something called the “Coronavirus” and were focused on developing a Strategic Plan for our businesses.  With the beginning of a new year, there were lots of options and ideas.  As we slowly began to hear more about the Coronavirus, most took this information … 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

Ideas to Help Employers Prepare to Re-Open Businesses

Now that many people have been working from home (or used to being at home during work hours), what have these people found that they would like to have when returning to work? Not all people like working from home. Here are some observations and different preferences that Employers may want to consider when re-opening … 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 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

How to Instill Hope When Surrounded By Negativity

Chances are all have seen horrible car accidents too often. You can be having normal day when suddenly a driver becomes distracted, or another car hits the brakes to avoid a dog or something, and an accident occurs. Or you may look away from the road for only a few seconds, and you find yourself … Read more

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

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