Beth Briggs

A Snapshot in Time

| by Bert Armstrong

I love hiking in Umstead State Park early in the morning. Trees shade the path, and the recent rains turn the leaves and undergrowth a deep green. Woodpeckers drum in the distance, birds sing, and squirrels scurry among the branches. The trail I follow winds along a gurgling creek and a slig…

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Rejection or a Course Correction?

| by Beth Briggs

“Thank you so much for your application for (YOUR DREAM JOB!!). You have tremendous skills and expertise. However, I am sorry but we have selected another candidate.” Unfortunately, most of us have heard that phrase some time in our career. Telling qualified applicants they …

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Ten Tips to Improve your Interview Skills

| by Beth Briggs

COVID is still with us and over the last eight months we have been adapting to the ongoing challenges it presents. Conducting professional job searches has changed as interactions are now virtual. In 2020, I directed four professional job searches for Armstrong McGuire’s clients. Six h…

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North Carolina Has a Long Way to Go to Tackle Wage Equity

| by Beth Briggs

2020 kicked us in the knees, leaving us a little shaky and rather vulnerable. Everything has changed. Uncommon times call for conscientious examination of who we are and our personal and professional core values. At Armstrong McGuire we have been intentional in discussions about how we demo…

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Tips for Relaxing and Surviving Quarantine

| by Beth Briggs

Stress and anxiety are running rampant during this time of quarantine. In normal times we experience stress, but the last few weeks have pushed us to a new level. The new stressors come from different sectors. It is no longer the traffic, the hustle and bustle of the workday, but now it come…

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WANTED: Courageous Leaders with an Audacious Vision

| by Beth Briggs

As this new decade unfolds, fearless leadership is essential to meet the challenges facing our communities. Where are the innovative architects who will address our complex problems?  Perhaps the nonprofit sector offers some of the state’s best talent.    Each year The …

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Become a Philanthropist: Participate in #GivingTuesday

| by Beth Briggs

Saving the world is hard work. #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity to do your part through service and gifts of time, talent, or treasure to become a philanthropist. By definition, a philanthropist is “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous d…

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How Do You Rate as a Nonprofit Board Leader?

| by Beth Briggs

Leading a nonprofit organization requires clarity of vision, purpose, tenacity, and courage, motivated by a deep and abiding passion for the mission of an organization. The nonprofit sector is changing the landscape in this country and that requires committed leadership to solve the challeng…

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