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Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Column: Harnessing awesome power of thank-yous has far-reaching benefits

People of all ranks love to be recognized for their hard work, and a thank-you from the big boss can be very special.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Guest Column: The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

When is the next Jimmie Dyess Symposium? It is coming up soon - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Augusta Museum of History. Attendance is free. Who will be honored? Medal of Honor recipient ...
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Column: Answers to last week's Delphi exercise offer possible peeks into our future

Perhaps by stretching your minds out to the future, you may be able to make better strategic decisions.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Column: The next 20 years: Delph exercise helps people bring future into focus

Delphi exercises are especially powerful.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Column: National draws: CSRA includes six centers of gravity for America

It is remarkable that the CSRA is America's center of gravity in six arenas.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Guest column: Targeting lessons from WWII still applicable in modern warfare

Allied airpower was not decisive in Europe but its contribution to the victory was very significant.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Column: Air power, while a powerful tactical tool, has its limits

Air power may well play an important role in winning battles, but everyone should be skeptical about its role in winning the peace.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Column: Attention football fans: Event in Atlanta to honor military's gridiron might

The move of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta is a strong indicator that the center of gravity of college football has moved to the Southeast.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Column: Georgia Military College has bright future, especially under new leader

Georgia Military College is a great place to learn and to grow.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Column: Another brave Dyess exemplifies extraordinary heroism

The first person to tell the story of Japanese atrocities was an Army Air Corps pilot named Ed Dyess.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Guest Column: Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

A symposium this week in Augusta could dramatically improve how America cares for an important part of its citizenry - our veterans.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Column: Webinars impart valuable lessons in character development

The marvelous Character Development Program of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has been slowly introduced into the curricula of middle schools and high schools around America.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Column: Looking for holiday gifts? The shelves -- bookshelves, that is -- are full

As the Christmas season approaches, finding the very best gift at a reasonable price is a dilemma for many of us. Books can be the answer.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Column: Checklists save lives, enhance teamwork, enrich leadership

Checklists, by enhancing communications, teamwork and productivity, ultimately enhance leadership.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Column: Great events in gettysburg honor Medal of Honor recipients

To be in the presence of dozens of Medal of Honor recipients is very special.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Column: Augusta area has ingredients to become a creative powerhouse

The CSRA can become a large brain trust of mutually supporting smart people who selflessly share their ideas.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013

Column: When inspiring leaders, Ken Blanchard has a magic touch

The name Ken Blanchard is a familiar one for those involved in the various aspects of leadership, including leadership education.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013

Column: Augusta area's nonprofits have much power and potential

We are fortunate to have many robust nonprofit organizations that provide myriad services for our citizenry.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Column: Augusta's many Carnegie Medal recipients have heroic stories

Many CSRA residents have been the recipients of America's highest award for civilian heroism - the Carnegie Medal.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Column: Grab the future before it passes you by -- opportunities are there

Besides reading and attending conferences, what can you do to make the future your friend?
By Perry Smith
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