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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 …

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WHAT DO COMPANY LEADERS BELIEVE IS NEEDED IN MOST ORGANIZATIONS

Some major companies are selecting interesting candidates as their new leaders, meanwhile other outstanding leaders are exiting/retiring.  Though colleges, universities, and tech schools are producing some quality talent, there seems to still be a substantial need for those with “skilled labor skills”.  This is especially true in states that are experiencing a lot of growth …

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What Signs Do You Watch for in Business to Prepare for the Future

As the stock market fluctuates and business demands go up and down, and prices change, various industries question what lies ahead?  Add to that any tension involving trading between countries, and more doubt increases.  One day most of these indicators can seem fine, and the next day people in one industry or another may convey …

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It is So Important to Think of Others

  Everyone has a lot on their plates, and it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.  However, the fact is there are many with even more pain and heartache.  As we work with many people who have lost their jobs, many of these people already have many other troubles and problems that others may not …

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What is More Pressing in Business: Politics, Economical Events, or Increased Workplace Violence?

There are numerous concerns in business today, and more will develop with time.  The political issues being discussed seem to get a lot of people worked up, which includes “what is our Congress doing about the increasing costs of healthcare?”  Health Insurance costs have become outrageous!  Not to mention the costs of medications!  It seems …

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Employers, Encourage and Support Your Professionals Attending Conferences

Fall seems to be a time for business conferences, including the Human Resources annual state conference (i.e. NC SHRM Conference).  Many businesses do not value these events, thus the business leader doesn’t necessarily encourage attendance, however, that is very shortsighted.  By attending the business/professional conferences, the organization strives to identify and provide topics that addresses …

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BUSINESS LEADERS, WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHERS TO REMEMBER ABOUT YOU

Those business leaders, who are ones with strong convictions and committed to being their best and/or being able to “making a difference”, strive to be of good character and high integrity.  Chances are they have idolized other leaders who have made valuable contributions to their industries, communities, and the overall good health of their fellow …

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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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How Have the Skills of our Workforce Changed and Continues to Change

With each generation, skills and personality traits change. There has been a lot of discussion about the differences for instance in Baby Boomers verses Millenials. For instance, the Boomers are usually willing to work long hours verses the Millenials prefer working their specific work hours and clock out. In addition, Boomers take pride in their …

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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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