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

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

HOW WOULD EMPLOYEES IMPROVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS?

When asking employees what they would like altered about company performance evaluations in order to be more beneficial, productive, and valued, these are some you have probably heard, but let’s review and clarify for a better understanding. First, have these “performance evaluations” offered at least 2 or 3 times a year.  So much can happen … 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

Where Does Mental Health Rank on Employers’ Priority List

In case you hadn’t noticed, there has been a substantial increase in “workplace violence”.  In fact, these have occurred in a wide variety of industries and levels of employment.  The impact of hand guns is not necessarily the basis for this increase. Whether in schools, manufacturing firms, theaters, malls, etc., the increase in anger and violence … 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

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

COMPANIES, WAKE UP: YOUR POOR MANAGERS ARE RUNNING OFF YOUR GOOD EMPLOYEES!!!

It should be of no surprise that many supervisors and managers have NO business being managers!  No matter how long they have worked there or to whom they are related!  This situation is nothing new.  In fact, this problem has existed decades – if not centuries.  When your company or organization has been fortunate to … Read more