Leadership Development
Are great leaders born or can exceptional leadership be learned? With over three decades spent as CEO, Principal and serial entrepreneur, Jay McDonald has lead thousands of people and is an invaluable resource for bringing out the creativity, passion and exceptional leadership in senior executives and decision makers. With innovative solutions, expert advice and practical ideas for optimizing performance, Jay brings trust, authenticity and immeasurable value to challenged professionals.

Graciousness Is About More Than Southern Charm

Jay McDonald |

Southern hospitality is not a myth, and more than a few people have come to appreciate the gracious nature of southern businesses, communities and every day people. Yet graciousness is about more than southern charm because it’s a practical, smart­–and yes–strategic business objective. Not to mention, it’s just a really good human characteristic. Here are […]

Tips to Giving 100 Percent Effort

Jay McDonald |

We’ve all heard that we should never withhold effort, but rather, “give it our all” when we do anything. Whether it’s playing a sport, learning a musical instrument or leading a team of executives, working to the best of your ability will result in better outcomes and personal pride for a job well done. As […]

Leadership, Parachutes and Appreciation

Jay McDonald |

As a leader, your people look to you for strength in times of need. They rely on your expertise, your wisdom, and your ability to guide them as they learn and grow both personally and professionally. But did you ever stop to think that the benefit you provide them could be as valuable as what you […]

Can Leaders Have True Friendships?

Jay McDonald |

From our earliest years, we develop friendships – many of them last a lifetime. These friendships become a source of ideas, mischief, laughter, inspiration, disappointment, values, and candor. As our lives become more complicated with responsibilities, expanded families, and folks tugging at us to do this or that, we sometimes neglect to nurture and build […]

Where is Your Leadership Courage?

Jay McDonald |

Courage in leadership, while displayed by a few, is conspicuously absent in many of today’s organizations. It’s often easier to avoid making the tough decisions, holding people accountable, or leading change. Yet now more than ever, organizations and the people that run them are in need of clear, courageous direction, not politically correct solutions or […]

Board Positions & Designations

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