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MISSISSIPPI LEADERS — Firm foundation as Smith-Howard leads MNF

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 is about lifting others up ...

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Leaders go to Washington for White House business briefing

JACKSON — More than 25 Jackson business leaders, including Mayor Harvey Johnson, former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and State Sen. John Horhn, traveled to Washington, D.C., late last week to participate in a White House business leader briefing. Leaders from the Jackson business community provided feedback to Obama Administration officials on ways to work together to support economic competitiveness, job creation, ...

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Hope makes career of developing empowered leaders

One of the challenges for organizations is how to develop new leaders. First time supervisors need to learn how to make the transition to leading others. Often this involves the potentially awkward circumstance of managing co-workers that he or she used to work alongside. The common mistake is to just promote someone who was a good worker and assume they ...

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‘No’ means being able to commit to ‘Yes’

In 1994, Quaker Oats purchased Snapple for $1.7 billion. They hoped to replicate the success they had with Gatorade. However, they failed miserably. After three years, Quaker Oats sold Snapple for just $300 million. In 1998, Daimler Benz merged with Chrysler to create Daimler Chrysler for $37 billion. However, by 2007, Daimler Benz sold Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management, a ...

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