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PHIL HARDWICK — The first job of a new board leader

  Management guru Peter Drucker said that the first action of an effective leader is to determine what needs to be done. Stated another way, the first job of a new leader is to assess the organization. If you are about to assume the leadership of an organization, more specifically a nonprofit organization, there are several ways to assess the ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — No matter what, relationships do matter

  Would you be upset if your son or daughter married someone from a different political party? In 2010, the online polling firm YouGov took a survey and found that 49 percent of those who identified themselves as Republicans, and 33 percent of those who identified themselves as Democrats expressed concern about their child marrying someone of a different political ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Five things learned and relearned this past year

As 2015 draws to a close I took some time to reflect on the year and consider some of the noteworthy things that I learned, relearned or were just reinforced during the past year. It is a random list, but one that most business people can relate to. Organizational culture really matters Organizational culture is often thought of as “the ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — The last resort for homes that won’t sell

The Smiths home had been on the market a long time. It was a beautiful property priced right, but it just seemed that it would not sell. The Smiths were desperate. Finally, they dug a hole in the front yard, planted an item and said a prayer. Their property sold the next week. The dream of just about every seller ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — An economic development primer for small town mayors

They come in all sizes and shapes and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Almost all of them are serving in their posts in a part-time capacity. Many, if not most, have had little training in the fundamentals and nuances of economic development. They are the mayors of small towns in Mississippi and other states across America. In spite of ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — The most important clause in a real estate contract

The typical real estate contract has tens, sometimes dozens, of clauses. Each is important, but there is one clause that is generally considered the most important clause in a real estate contract, and in all contracts for that matter. If you had to guess, which of the following would you say is the most important clause in a real estate ...

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