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Community

Biographical Report on Dr. Douglas L. Conner of Starkville, Mississippi

I am taking part in The FORUM which is a one-year leadership development initiative for Starkville and the Oktibbeha County community in Mississippi. It is sponsored by the the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and managed by the Mississippi State University Extension Service. One of our class projects is to do an individual research project on […]

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Faith

A Look at God & Government

Today I completed a two-week study at my church entitled “A Look at God & Government: Biblical Underpinnings of American Political Authority.” In this study, we looked at a variety of things including the following: Why government is needed Why God established government Biblical responsibilities of government Foundations and defining features of our American government […]

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Wisdom

5 Tips for Hiring Good Employees

I recently read a great blog post by Bill Flaggs of RegOnline about strategies for hiring good employees. Bill laid out his 5-step process and some very useful suggestions for finding and hiring great employees. As an employer, I think his advice is worth remembering and personally employing (pun intended). In a nutshell, Bill Flaggs’ […]

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Work

Affiliate Marketing Secrets for Bloggers Presentation at BlogWorld

On September 20, 2008 I had the privilege of joining Shawn Collins and Tim Jones in the Las Vegas Convention Center for a BlogWorld Expo panel presentation entitled “Affiliate Marketing Secrets for Bloggers.” Jim Kukral served as our moderator. Our presentation slides can be viewed here and a video below (unfortunately the picture and sound […]

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Wisdom

Negotiation Tips & Suggestions

Today I had the privilege of hearing a presentation entitled “Negotiation for Community Leaders” by L. Steven Smutko of NC State Universtity. Several points struck me as particularly valuable and worthy of being added as life skills. Smutko defined negotiation as “any communication between two or more people with the intent to influence or persuade.” […]