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Inspirational figures

I have noticed there are those “basement people” in life who bring me down, but fortunately there are also balcony people who lift me up with encouragement and inspire me to strive to be my best. Similarly, as I survey occupations, I have found that there “balcony” leaders who encourage those within their respective professions to be their best. The ...

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Building jobs for future

During any political cycle, there is always a lot of discussion about jobs. It is harder to argue with more jobs, that’s why it makes for such campaign fodder. I personally believe jobs that are created by encouraging entrepreneurship are critically important. That is why I get excited to hear about people and organizations that are actively trying to do ...

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Taking on challenges

One of the key attributes of successful entrepreneurs is perseverance. This type of determination is not born out of wild-eyed optimism, but instead a burning passion to bring an idea or product to the marketplace. When I was working out in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s, I was inspired by the number of companies that were being created with ...

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Leaders like Paul Breazeale are the backbone of the communities we live in

One of the keys to growing and developing organizations is finding and cultivating future leaders. Aristotle provided a helpful clue for identifying leadership qualities when he said, “He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.” While not every follower will make a good leader, every good leader should also be a good follower. I recently interviewed ...

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Helton practices what he preaches with the success of Action Properties

A study published in 2010, tracked 1,000 children from birth to age 32 and found that the greatest predictor of “success” in life was the trait of self-discipline. Interestingly, in a study with more than one million responses, participants were asked to list their personal strengths, and self-discipline was dead last. For entrepreneurs and business leaders, the ability to exercise ...

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Road Builders Association director helping to maintain and construct Mississippi’s infrastructure

Country music singer Aaron Tippin captured a key element of leadership in his popular song, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” The chorus of the song repeats the often quoted phrase, “You’ve got to stand for something or you will fall for anything.” Knowing who you are and what you stand for is a critical element of leadership. Stephen Covey, ...

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