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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating today

There is no magic formula for being a great leader.  Each day brings new opportunities and unforeseen challenges.  To excel as a leader takes wisdom.  President Calvin Coolidge once said, “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Ashley Pittman has built successful career by helping others

Raising a daughter, I think a lot about the workplace that she will likely enter in a few short years.  She will find a significantly different marketplace than the one her mother, and particularly her grandmother, entered.  There will be considerably more opportunities for her; however, I find that the world still sends very confusing messages to women in marketplace.  ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Floyd Sulser Jr. follows in his father's footsteps

Between 2008 and 2010, the United States had a loss of over 200,000 businesses and 3 million jobs. This period of the “Great Recession” was particularly challenging for those businesses in the housing sector. For those that survived, many found themselves in a better position with fewer competitors and leaner operations. I had the opportunity this week to interview Floyd ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Hal Miller leaves family business to lead MTA

Leadership guru Ram Charan noted, “Talent, as every leader knows, is the most essential ingredient of business success.” Good to Great author Jim Collins echoed the importance of people when he said “To build a successful organization and team you must get the right people on the bus.” While most business leaders would agree with these statements, I have found ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: David Spurk uses creativity in leading Petal Pushers

I believe that one of Mississippi’s real economic opportunities is the continued expansion of the creative economy. The state has recognized this opportunity and has been studying and finding ways to encourage its growth. In a state commissioned report titled “Realizing the Economic Opportunity of Creativity in Mississippi,” it was noted, “Mississippi’s creative people, companies, and institutions, past and present, ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus

Great businesses are built around knowing what the customer wants, understanding what your company does best, and delivering exceptional value. This is much easier said than done.  Hall of Fame quarterback turned business mogul Roger Staubach once said, “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” It takes great intentionality and skilled execution to deliver remarkable service again and ...

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Martin Willoughby talks to Joel Bomgar

Joel Bomgar is the founder of Bomgar Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise remote support solutions.  The company had an ownership change in May when TA Associates, a global private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in the company.   MW: Joel, what has life been like for you after the Bomgar ownership change?   JB: Life is fantastic! My ...

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