Posts Tagged ‘Martin Willoughby’

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 […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Will Pace uses childhood lessons to lead Circle Seven

I have the fortunate opportunity to assist a lot of my clients with their hiring. I believe it is critical to get the “right people on the team” and to make sure you have a cultural fit with the organization. One of the things I look out for as a “red flag” is when I […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Great by choice

I ask each of my interviewees their favorite business/leadership book. By far, the most frequent book referenced is Jim Collins’ Good to Great. Collins has a follow-up book out, which is also very impactful titled “Great By Choice.” In the book he states, “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Mark Sorgenfrei leading MISSCO by example

After his blockbuster book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the late Stephen Covey wrote another very insightful book for leaders titled Principle Centered Leadership. In the book, Covey makes the case for the importance of having a core set of values by which you lead your life and organization. He states, “In the […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Jim Koerber sees success through hard work

One of my mentors regularly comments regarding growing a service business — “It is about expertise and relationships!” That is sage advice for anyone trying to grow and expand a business in this competitive marketplace. Having personally been involved in growing a few startup service related businesses, I appreciate the opportunity to interview leaders who […] [...]

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