MCBRIDE FOR BUSINESS BLOG

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace: Some Tips and Ideas

October 20, 2016 // Sonya Jackson

Today’s workplace, consists of Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and even some folks from older generations. Each of these groups brings unique sets of attitudes, values and work styles to an organization.

While each person is unique, social scientists have identified some characteristics common among different groups born about the same time:

Pre-Baby Boomers have a lot of knowledge that … Read the rest

Revving Up Your Business by Building Your Team

October 18, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

 

If you’re going to be successful, and I do mean really successful, as in a great leader in your industry . . . you are going to have to fire up your business. You’re going to have to grow, and growing involves getting a team together. All of the most successful people have supporters. You’re going to need supporters too. … Read the rest

You Can Negotiate Anything: 5 Key Tips

October 17, 2016 // Sonya Jackson

Negotiations are all about giving a little and taking a little.  Everyone wants to save face, so be diplomatic.

#1 Research.  Gather as much pertinent information about the issue as possible, before negotiating. In other words, do your homework. You cannot make sensible decisions without understanding the other side’s situation. Negotiators who prepare will outperform those who don’t.

#2 Be … Read the rest

How to Win Friends at the Workplace: 5 Simple Tips

October 14, 2016 // Sonya Jackson

How to Win Friends at the Workplace: 5 Simple Tips

Whether a partner, corporation, or an employee, these principles from How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie can help run a smoother work environment.

#1 Give Honest, Sincere Appreciation. Everyone needs it.  Everyone craves it.  As the old saying goes, “you can catch more flies with honey … Read the rest

Fuel for Growth: Understanding the 5 Stages of Business Growth and Development – Finding Out Where You Are and How You Can Grow

October 13, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

When analyzing businesses, we often see that they go through 5 stages of business growth. Figuring out where you are and what stages are coming up, and how to order things can give you a lot of fuel to figure out what you should be focusing on next, and what are lower priorities. What are your short-term objectives, what are … Read the rest

Resources for Speakers

October 12, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

At The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC and R. Shawn McBride Strategy Firm, McBride For Business, LLC, we take great pride in helping business owners achieve their dreams. One way we work with business owners is by getting our clients – from where they are to where they want to be. That may be – forming their business entity, … Read the rest


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