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If You Were Beginning Your Career, How Important Would Training Be to You

Whether you have a college degree or received an associate degree or even certain professional certifications, until a person gets into his/her regular, full-time professional career, all the knowledge and data a person has retained is lacking the hands-on experience.  An internship can be very helpful, but even then the role of an intern has …

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WHAT CHANGES ARE YOUR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCING

Change is a word that can stir up positive and negative connotations.  Some changes are welcomed and needed, helping to resolve challenges, while other changes can be costly and not seen as helpful.  What changes do you see in your industry? Increased Diversity is usually welcomed by businesses, adding more skills and capabilities.  Although with …

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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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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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What Are the Top Issues & Concerns of Businesses Today

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to reflect on our many blessings and thank those who have contributed to that.  That is especially true to thank our relatives who have done everything possible so that we can live in a country with so many freedoms.  All are encouraged to thank all those wonderful and generous …

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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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TWO THOUGHTS FOR BUSINESSES TO CONSIDER – GROWTH EFFORTS & MERGERS

Today businesses try to carefully select the best ways to promote their companies, using their funds as efficiently as possible. One effort is by determining which venue is more effective, and how much money is needed to produce a positive impact. It seems those in charge of these decisions don’t always recognize the more practical …

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How to Decide if Self-Employment is for You

How many businesses fail within the first year in the U.S.? The SBA says 30% of small businesses fail within the first two years in the U.S., 50% fail within the first 5 years, and 66% fail by their 6th year. With thorough planning, research, financing, appropriate professional support, and flexibility, a business can survive …

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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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