Posts Categorized: Nanci’s Notions Blog

Are You in the Right Career?

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Greetings readers, it’s good to be back after a refreshing hiatus. Somehow the end of August gives us permission to wind down, say goodbye to summer and greet autumn with a fresh perspective. I have always been a fan of September. The ninth month of the year carries with it an air of renewal, the… Read more »

The "C" Word – Communication

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In our continuing theme of guest bloggers, I have asked one of my colleagues, Mark Morton to write a blog for August.  Please let us know what you think……………. It is so cliché, but… When you hear people drop the need for the “C” word, do you almost want to scream “Communication, again…?  That’s the… Read more »

Survival in the Business Jungle

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We are delighted to have Marc McGrann, our Marketing Intern provide the second in a series of three Guest Blogs. Hope you enjoy this! A retired executive of a major company came to my class the other day to talk with us about starting companies and getting ahead in the business world. He asked us… Read more »

Looking Beyond

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APLS Group is excited to have a guest blogger, our intern Marc McGrann, writing a column for the next few months. Marc’s focus will be his experiences while in school at North Carolina State University and working for APLS Group. We hope you enjoy! Regards, Nanci Appleman-Vassil As I approach graduation and my future, I… Read more »

Happy Employees Create Profits

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“From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to dream.  That’s how we win the future.   The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation. In America, innovation doesn’t change our lives. It’s how we make our living.”     – State of the Union 2011,  President… Read more »

New Year, Better Business

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Happy New Year 2011! It’s great to be back in the swing of things after the holiday season. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 556,000 fewer unemployed people, dropping the unemployment rate to 9.4 percent. The figure is still high but edging downward, which is hopeful information for American business and American… Read more »

Reinventing Yourself in Midlife

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As I travel around the country consulting, speaking and writing, one subject continues to surface:  change. Whether it is downsizing, layoffs, retirements or multiage employees struggling to co-exist, the impact of change is ever present in global business. In the current US economy, baby boomers are being forced to accept an evolving work consciousness that is… Read more »

Workplace Politics

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As an employee do you consider yourself political or apolitical?  I ask that question because recently the news reported that Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff, is leaving the oval office to pursue his “dream job” as mayor of Chicago. I found the story odd since Emanuel left Chicago to take one of the… Read more »