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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 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 …

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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 IS ACCCOUNTABILITY IMPORTANT & WHY ARE FEWER PEOPLE TAKING ACCOUNTABILITY SERIOUSLY

Being accountable for one’s actions and behavior means taking responsibility for what you say and do.  When you are a child, you may not be expected to be responsible for your behavior, but as you become older, that changes.  Others may DEPEND on you and need for you to handle certain tasks. Responsibilities that we …

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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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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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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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