Family First

The holidays are a great time to reflect on family and serve as a reminder of what we find most important. All year long we work hard to provide for the family whom we love so much. In doing so, we can easily lose sight of our real goals. We get so wrapped up in meetings, deadlines and dollar signs that we forget about what matters most to us. Fami...

Millennials: What Do They Want?

Every generation tells a different story. Its members have faced various states of the economy, fought different battles and overcome diverse societal obstacles. These events and circumstances shape their ideas and beliefs, and essentially give characteristics to a generation.  As the Millennial generation surpasses Generation X as the largest liv...

80/20 Vision

Martin Luther King, Jr. Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Billy Graham. What do you think when you hear these names? What do they have in common? Most would say they are some of the best speakers of the modern era. They were gifted and could move the masses with their words. They had charisma. They were inspiring. All of these ...

Letting Go

As football season nears the end, so do the jobs of many professional and collegiate coaches around the country.  Firing a coach can be a hard thing to do for organizations. Like in the work place, it sometimes boils down to whether or not they are culturally a good fit. Culture overrides everything, both on the field and in the office. Someone wh...

It’s the Thought that Counts

As Black Friday approaches, millions of shoppers prepare for long lines, angry shoppers, and supposedly good deals on hot retail items. Some shoppers will be buying for themselves, but most put themselves through this retail war zone in hopes of snagging the perfect gift for friends and loved ones for the upcoming holidays. Many of us stare at thes...

Staying Health Conscious at the Office

Those of us who are lucky enough to sit behind a desk do not have the luxury of getting our workout in through our work. Often times, long hours and approaching deadlines do not allot us time for exercising outside of work, but believe it or not, the office still provides opportunities to improve our health. I am by no means perfect, but I wanted t...

Efficiently Planning

Time management is arguably one of the most important aspects of a professional’s success. The ability to efficiently handle a busy schedule is essential for CEOs and has been a topic of discussion among Vistage group members. A planner, whether paper or electronic, is a tool many experienced business professionals use as a way of mastering time ...

Finding the Right Speaker

Would you like to motivate your management team? Give them new ideas and help them set higher goals for themselves? One of the best ways to do so is to bring in an outside expert resource speaker. One of the trickiest parts of bringing in a speaker is selecting the right speaker for your organization. By going to a local expert, Mrs. Angie Neal, th...

How to Break Bread Professionally

“Breaking bread” has been one of the most important acts between individuals for thousands of years. Kings hosted celebratory feasts, Christ broke bread with his disciples, and countless families have bonded over home cooked meals. Eating a meal with other individuals is a way of indirectly showing trust and friendship. Because of its importanc...

Get Involved

Getting your business involved in the community has a plethora of benefits, and doing so is relatively easy. Here are five great ways to get involved and the benefits that ensue:

  1. Join the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce offers its members a great way to connect with other respectable members and organizations in the community. I
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