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Goals for THE SOUTH

A group of Southern leaders and thinkers gathered in November 2009 to develop a forward-looking agenda to create a better South. Here’s a summary: NURTURING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION To compete in a 21st century global economy, each Southern state … Continue reading

The top three keys to achieving your goals in 2011

What will you accomplish in 2011?  Have you set your goals yet? Dr. Gail Matthews of Dominican University conducted a study and some research on the subject of goal setting.  Here are her conclusions: Conclusions: 1.    The positive effect of … Continue reading

What Business Expects From Schools – Notes from a panel discussion

“What Business Expects of (the local school district) and What Businesses Can Do to Assist (the local school district) in Reaching Those Goals” was the subject of a panel discussion sponsored by the Jackson Public Schools Partners in Education. The … Continue reading

The Three Keys to Economic Development Success

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) seminar held at the Community Development Foundation’s (CDF) new headquarters in Tupelo.  During the Q & A session, David Rumbarger, President and CEO of the CDF, was … Continue reading

Thoughts on South Mississippi’s seeking “fairness and parity” in economic development.

February 13, 2012 According to a February 2, 2012  article in the SunHerald there is an effort to make sure that, “it is imperative that any economic development strategy for the state of Mississippi, including but not limited to, the … Continue reading

Where to find your county’s real strategic plan.

Many local governments go through the strategic planning process and set goals for the coming year or for the current administration. unfortunately, most do not. Nevertheless, the county or municipality has gone through another process that results in the listing … Continue reading

Traits of a good mayor.

Being a mayor is one of the toughest jobs going. A mayor does not have the influence and authority of a business CEO. Many new mayors are shocked to find that it oftentimes takes more persuasion skills than decision skills … Continue reading

Try something new for 30 days.

One of my favorite places on the Internet is TED Talks.  I subscribe to it on my Google Reader so that I get a link to the latest talk.  TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started … Continue reading

5,000 public schools considered failing. Natl Governors Assn has some ideas.

At least 5,000 public schools, serving more than 3 million children, are considered failing in the United States because they have failed to meet their academic achievement targets for at least five consecutive years. The National Governors Association  Center for … Continue reading

Goal-setting by team or Team-setting by goal

I saw an interesting organization chart at a conference today.  Instead of the organization having five different divisions with each division having a goal the chart presented five goals, each of which had a team.  What I like about that … Continue reading