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

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