Posts Tagged ‘Martin Willoughby’

WILLOUGHBY: David Pharr helps coordinate first TEDx event in Mississippi

I am excited to share with our readers this week about a topic I am passionate about — TED. No, not a person — I am talking about the global phenomenon known as TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. This week, I asked David Pharr, one of the coordinators of the first TEDx […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Kristian Agoglia looking good

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: Business, column, law, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi

A few years ago, Keith McFarland wrote a book titled The Breakthrough Company, which was based on a five-year study he did of more than 7,000 companies. I like his book because it focuses on how middle market companies can achieve lasting success. Too often, business books are geared towards large global companies which has […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — Leading by example, Greg Drumwright gets ‘in the trenches’ with workers

by Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi

I work with a number of companies on creating greater employee engagement in their workforce. These companies realize that the path to success is one where employees give their discretionary effort and actually “care.” Interestingly, there are no magic bullets for creating engagement. It is far easier to bark orders and command people to do […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — Heart of the matter: Dr. Robert Skinner seizes opportunity

One of my favorite concepts from bestselling business author Jim Collins is to “confront the brutal facts.” Collins explains how great leaders are not afraid to face the facts and deal with them head on. With that in mind, I note a few brutal facts about cardiovascular disease in the state of Mississippi. It is […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Bo Bounds succeeds in radio as well as an entrepreneur

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi

If you have driven around the metro Jackson area and are a sports talk radio fan, then you probably know my interviewee this week. Bo Bounds has built an impressive following with his long running radio show — “The Out of Bounds Show.” His show is on ESPN 105.9 The Zone, which is the only […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Trey Smith builds relationships while growing Simple Strokes Therapy Consultants

by Published: October 4,2013

Tags: Business, column, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi

Simon Sinek in his bestseller Start With Why shares the powerful truth that, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” He cites numerous examples of companies like Apple who have a definitive “why” that people connect. I have found that truly […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Keeping it in the family — Aden follows father’s lead

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, small business

As baby boomers continue to retire and transition family-owned businesses, there will be many families trying to navigate the challenges of generational business transfers. One of the real challenges of being a second-generation business leader is standing in the shadow of your parent who founded the company. As I have worked with business owners through […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: David Pharr believes effective leaders should shun glory-seeking

I n my study of leaders, I have found a simple but common theme — they CARE. They think beyond themselves and work for the greater good. They have a servant mindset and want to elevate others. Some leaders extend their sphere of influence to impact the communities around them as well. They take an […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI LEADERS — Firm foundation as Smith-Howard leads MNF

by Published: September 6,2013

Tags: Business, leaders, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi

S ometimes when you first meet someone you can tell they are a natural born leader. They have a passion and enthusiasm for life that is contagious. John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Real leaders understand that leadership […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Kirk Jeffreys keeps eye on the future

My father was a pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league system, so I grew up a passionate Yankees fan. I learned all about the lives of famous Yankees ballplayers including the iconic Babe Ruth. I remember that when he retired he not only held the record for single season home runs (60), career […] [...]

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