Posts Tagged ‘Butler Snow’

Barbour-Swoope team played .500 ball, at best

Thank heavens there is still a bright line between a news story and a column. Neither is better than the other. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. A news story is supposed to be factual. Hence, it carries the mantle of credibility, which should never drop to the ground, like the American flag. Play fast […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Doug Dale’s self-awareness helps lift him to top of his game

Anthony Tjan, co-author of Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck, noted in a Harvard Business Review article that, “There is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them […] [...]

2 Miss. history museums close to private fundraising goal

JACKSON — A Madison law firm and a Jackson bank have donated $850,000 to two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have now raised more than $12 million. The goal is $16 million of private money to go with an estimated $87 […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: TheBiz founder Boyce Adams has learned how to face his fears

When I starting writing this column in 2008, my goal was to share positive stories about leaders making a difference in the state of Mississippi.  I have had the good fortune to interview inspirational leaders from around the state.  Great leaders “pay it forward,” and I have always tried to help them do that by […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Doug McDaniel credits the influence of his father for success

A critical function for leaders is to define the situation at hand for their organizations.  Napoleon is quoted as saying, “The role of the leader is to define reality and give hope.” Similarly, famed GECEO Jack Welch’s once said, “Deal with the world as it is, not how you’d like it to be.” Defining reality […] [...]

ANITA MODAK-TRURAN — Mississippi’s motion picture renaissance

by Published: January 22,2015

Tags: accounting, Anita Modak-Truran, Business, Butler Snow, law, Mississippi, NEWS

SCENE 1 — Thalia Mara Hall, located in downtown Jackson, transformed into a Paris theatre for Get On Up, a foot-stomping biopic based on music legend James Brown. Hundreds of extras from the community filled the theater and participated in the “magic” of moviemaking. The film’s producer Mick Jagger and director Tate Taylor could be […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Colby Lane proves that being ready is a great trait

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

A common trait I have found in successful leaders is a commitment to preparation.  Benjamin Franklin noted, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  On game day, well prepared athletes make it look easy.  However, we know that hours of hard work went into getting ready.  Legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant explained, […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Leadership resolutions — Among other things, following up is critical

by Published: January 9,2015

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

The New Year brings a sense of renewal and change.  Studies show that almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately only about 10 percent of those will actually achieve their goals. As you might imagine, resolutions to improve health and finances rank at the top of the wish list.  One of the key ways […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Entrepreneur Cary Crawley has courage to drive business forward

Leadership takes courage.  Your decisions will not always be popular.  Sometimes, you will need to persevere in the face of strong opposition.  However, true leaders have a moral courage that allows them to press onward.  Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — David Reeves treats people how they want to be treated

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, column, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

Most of us are familiar with the Golden Rule – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” However, this rule implies the basic assumption that other people would like to be treated the way that you would like to be treated. Most people are not as familiar with the Platinum Rule.  […] [...]

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