SCI welcomes new directors to board for 2020

  • October 16, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   leadership,early-learning
welcome sign
New SCI board members bring expertise in business, healthcare community outreach, education, advocacy.

We should never underestimate the difference we make

  • October 14, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   leadership-development
Quint Studer reminds leaders to always be aware of the difference they make in their organization, with their employees and in the community.
As leaders, we need to often remind people of this truth—it really does make a difference in how they feel about their job.

Older siblings help build younger siblings' brains

  • October 4, 2019
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early-learning
Bellview Middle School students are helping younger siblings learn to read and prepare for kindergarten
Leading by example is a good way for one sibling to shine and for the others to emulate good behavior.

Quint's Column: Why Consistency Matters So Much—and Four Keys to Achieving It

  • September 30, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   leadership-tips,quint-studer,training-development
Writing to get organized and stay consistent
My experience in talking with many owners and executives is that two words tend to get the heads nodding: consistency and sustainability.

Brain Bag message rolling out in North Carolina

  • September 27, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Scotland Memorial Hospital
For the last month, a Laurinburg, N.C., hospital has been using SCI's Brain Bag tool.

Shannon's Window: Time is coming for our kids to expect more

  • September 25, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
adult and child
From PYP's survey to Kids County data, ever-more evidence shows we need to do more for our children — all of them.

October library events for children

  • September 25, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
library books
Events for children highlighted in October at local libraries.

Quint's Column: Intelligence, Experience, Emotional Maturity: Three Elements That Drive Impact

  • September 23, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   training-development,quint-studer,leadership-tips
Leader with their team
We all want to make a difference. I have found that there are three very specific characteristics and skills that allow us to do so. These are developed with time as we move through work and life. It is impossible for all three to be in place from the start.

Local Business Leaders – Are you Being Recognized for your Success?

  • September 23, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   entrecon
Aaron Watson of The Watson Firm, PLLC wins Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018.
To honor the achievements and recognize the economic impact businesses have on our community, Studer Community Institute presents the 2019 EntreCon® Awards, presented by Cox Business. Applications are being accepted now through 5 p.m. Oct. 2.

Quint's Column: Is Your Perfectionism Wearing People Out?

  • September 16, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   quint studer,training-development
Perfect sign
The reason I’m interested in the subject of perfectionism is that I struggle with it myself. On one hand, I try to stay mindful that 80 percent is good enough. Often it’s the difference between getting things done and failing to execute. On the other hand, I am very self-awa