Posts Tagged ‘Martin Willoughby’

WILLOUGHY: Profiles of risk-takers — Polly Dement writes Mississippi Entrepreneurs

When I first began writing this column, my goal was to uplift and inspire leaders and entrepreneurs around the state. By interviewing successful Mississippians and sharing their stories, I hoped to make a positive impact. For those who enjoying learning from the experiences of outstanding Mississippians, I am excited to share with you about Mississippi […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — Paul McNeill remained loyal and built a successful business

Management guru Peter Drucker is attributed the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  His statement is often repeated to emphasize the importance of culture in building a great organization.   Companies like Southwest Airlines or Zappos are some of the most well-known examples of companies that have achieved tremendous success by nurturing their culture.  Zappos […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: David Shaw leads tech research

In my executive coaching practice, I often analyze with my clients the constant barrage of demands on their time. One of the most influential books to me on this topic is a short work by author Charles Hummel titled Tyranny of the Urgent! For a successful leader, there are always more demands on your time […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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