How Do You Feel About Yourself When You Look In The Mirror

We each have hopes, dreams, and goals for ourselves, but the fact is we have little control over much of our lives. Since the majority of people have to work for a living, one very big and important factor or influence in our lives is our “employer”. When an employer or business owner closes their … Read more

WHAT AREA OF BUSINESS CAN TRIGGER THE BIGGEST BOOST OR COST TO THE BOTTOM LINE?

All businesses have at least 2 or 3 aspects of their businesses, which can either increase or decrease the Bottom Line.  Often there is one or two factors within those aspects that are at the root of the problem. One aspect is likely to be “Leadership”.  If a leader has not be given realistic or … Read more

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 … 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

INSIGHT FOR JOB SEARCH CANDIDATES

With Charlotte continuing to be such a draw for many people moving, some say we have approximately 60+ people moving to the Metro each day.  Imagine that in just 10 days, 600 people could be looking for a job.  In 30 days that would be 1800 people in a job search.  Obviously, not all of … 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