Posts Tagged ‘column’

JOHN SCOTT: Tax code, meet today’s reality

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, finances, Mississippi, taxes

As springtime blooms and a seemingly never-ending winter fades, a noteworthy but broadly overlooked set of tax proposals was released by the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington. These serve as an opening bid on how Republicans view the future of the Internal Revenue Code. They are interesting as much for what they say […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Growing leadership — Arthur DuCote learns to lead

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, column, Mississippi

The older I get and the more I study great leaders,I am convinced that to be an effective leader you have to master yourself. Being able to control what goes on between your ears can be a lifetime battle. Greek philosopher Plato once said, “The first and best victory is to conquer self.” In my […] [...]

GITOMER: We are on the path to 1,000 sales leads

Last week I wrote about the big picture of what it would take to attract 1,000 leads, both the philosophy and structure of what would create the attraction. I also talked about all the research I did to find “the best time” to tweet, re-tweet, post and take other social actions in order to get […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Mississippi Business Group on Health: Committed to meeting the long-term challenges in health care

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi

As those of you who may have read my past columns on health care are aware, I’m greatly concerned about the future of health care in Mississippi and throughout our nation, and how these challenges will affect businesses of all types and sizes. There is a least one Mississippi business group that is seeking to […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Your tax dollars used for politicians’ self-promotion

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Bill Crawford, Business, column, Mississippi, money, Politics

How many of your tax dollars, if any, should be spent for self-promotion by elected officials? It’s quite common when new governors get elected to see their names pop up on all kinds of things: Welcome to Mississippi signs on the highways; state maps; tourism and economic development promotion materials; and more. But, the issue […] [...]

SWARTZFAGER: Teens are helping to protect the investments of our elders

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, column, education, Mississippi

Mississippi is the first state in the nation to use intergenerational learning to combat elder investment fraud. While this is not a true statement yet, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education is certainly working on it. If you are wondering why this is one of our missions you should know that the peak age, on […] [...]

GITOMER: Writing my own legacy. One word at a time. Yours?

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi

What do you do when you get up every day? Anything to do with your legacy? I doubt it. Here’s a short version of your morning: Shower. Coffee. TV. Get dressed. Check your calendar. Check your email. Check your social media. Maybe even make a follow-up call (or two) or read a few pages. No […] [...]

Todd Smith’s Spin Cycle — Not milk! It’s end of era for milk industry’s iconic ‘Got Milk?’ campaign

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, Deane Smith & Partners, marketing, Mississippi

You have to say they milked this for all it was worth! The iconic “Got Milk?” campaign that vaulted the national milk industry to the pinnacle of brand awareness and positioned this bovine nectar in the hearts and minds of generations has been put out to pasture. The Milk Processor Education Program retired the fabled […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — David Burckel leads growth of Southern Bone & Joint

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi

A common trait that I see in the leaders that I interview is the ability to build a high trust organization. Stephen M.R. Covey wrote a bestselling book on this topic titled “The SPEED OF TRUST, The One Thing That Changes Everything.” In particular, I like Covey’s statement, “The first job of a leader — […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Health care costs on Social Security

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi

Social Security provides one of the most dependable sources of income for retirees and their families. In fact, for a majority of retirees today, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). What we are seeing, however, is more of that income being spent […] [...]

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