Book Review – Good To Great

Good To Great by Jim Collins compares “good companies” to “great companies” and, I must confess, is one of my favorite business books.  I read this book 6 years ago, and I still refer back to it.  . Great companies are defined as companies that maintained great results for at least 15 years and generated […]

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How Do 2 Working Parents Manage their Mornings and Evenings with Little Ones?

This is a frequent topic that comes up when I get together with my girlfriends.  We have a four year old and a one year old at our house.  My husband and I are both managers with challenging schedule needs and our family is not close by.  Here is what works for us: Meals can […]

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Listening to Your Team

When was the last time you felt your boss really listened to you?  Not the perfunctory, “How are you doing?” followed by the  dismissive “Great. Now, let’s discuss [insert boss’s agenda items]”  When was the last time you felt they were really seeking your ideas to be creative and improve your area? When was the last […]

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Casual Friday – What It Really Means For Women, and How To Do It Right Without Breaking the Bank

What does that really mean for female professionals? An excuse to wear your leggings with an oversized sweater and boots with cute boot socks to work?  Not if you are looking to move up the corporate ladder. Men have it so much easier, polo or dress shirt, no tie and chinos or slacks.  They don’t […]

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Who Is Southern Service Style?

Hi, I’m Nikki!  By day, I am a healthcare administrator who believes in the power of Southern manners (making people feel welcomed), Customer Service (the Golden Rule), and I think everything is better when it has Style (dressing to reflect your personality).  By night, I am a mother of two, wife, daughter, friend, sister, next […]

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