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Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste

| by Bert Armstrong

One of my favorite movies is Forrest Gump, and one of my favorite parts of the movie is when Forrest returns from the war in Vietnam and buys a shrimp boat business, naming it Bubba Gump Shrimp. With no shrimping experience and an over-abundance of competition, Forrest has limited success. T…

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Focus on Family Time

| by Charrise Hart

Our guest blogger, Charrise Hart, is the Chief Executive Officer of Ready for School, Ready for Life. With the holidays upon us, I’ve been reflecting on giving and receiving gifts. Due to the pandemic, there are barriers to the traditional hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Whil…

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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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Resisting

| by Katie Weeks

I do not like writing. My story is “I am not good at writing. I am not clear enough. I have too much to say. I don’t have enough to say.” And so every time I need to write something more than an email I get anxious and then I put it off, which makes me more anxious, which …

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Join Us In Welcoming These New Nonprofit Leaders

| by Bert Armstrong

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Timothy BrownDirector of Special GiftsMethodist Home for ChildrenTim Brown joins the Methodist Home for Children’s Advancement Team where he …

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Quantum Physics

| by Katie Weeks

As part of my Authentic Leadership coaching class through Raleigh Coaching Academy, I had the privilege of reading ten books to support the curriculum. Eight books into my reading I told my six-year-old son, Ian, that I had reading for school to do so I could only read him one book instead o…

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People Are The Hardest Part Right Now

| by Shannon Williams

Hard. Difficult. Challenging. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Nope. I am not talking about the pandemic. These are the adjectives I am hearing over and over from nonprofit leaders describing what it is like to manage their teams right now. Managing people through the pandemic, the call for an e…

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Runners Run…Even in a Pandemic

| by Shannon Williams

If you know that our younger son is a collegiate runner, then you probably have heard me say. “Runners run.” Runners run when it is hot, cold, raining, tropical storming, sleeting, or snowing. They run when you are on vacation, Thanksgiving Day, their birthdays. They run. Carso…

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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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Join Us in Welcoming These New Nonprofit Leaders

Cam IngramExecutive DirectorN.C. Wildlife Resources CommissionThe N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission named Major Cameron “Cam” Ingram as Executive Director of the agency after a nationwide search. He will transition into his new role on or before August 1. Cam, who has …

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