Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Positive streams of language flow smoothly across the listener and should be the preferred approach to sharing information. Negativity interrupts the flow of listening creating anxiety, depresstion and anger. -Reed Markham, Georgia Leadership Series

The challenge of maintaining a healthy, positive perspective does not occur when the pathway is easy. The great challenge comes when the pathway is difficult. -Reed Markham, Georgia Leadership Series

At the beginning of a new year many wonder whether they have the time, energy, and resources to accomplish their goals in the coming months. The real question to be considered is whether you have specific, well defined goals and the desire to achieve them. -Reed Markham, Georgia

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Markham said...


Gov. Deal's State of the State
Address: Charting the course to prosperity

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In centuries long past … in a world far removed from the one we know today … the Age of Exploration captivated the minds of brave, young men. These individuals traveled through distant waters to identify the unknown, their will to explore outweighing the countless dangers, hardships and tragedies they faced. It is an age we now define by these names: Columbus, da Gama, Vespucci and Magellan.

These brave adventurers, with only primitive tools at their disposal, charted a course by looking to the stars for guidance. The nights were not always clear … the waters not always friendly. For each man commanding a vessel on the high seas, there was always the temptation to give up and to turn back.

But we know these men today because they held steadfast to their course, leading them to discover new worlds and to expand the opportunities for mankind.

Georgians have charged us to set a course for our state and they have defined the stars that we must follow to expand opportunity: the star of education – we must provide great schools that will cultivate the minds of our young people … the star of transportation – we must provide safe roads and avenues of commerce … the star of security – we must give every Georgian the ability to live in a safe community … and the guiding star in our constellation, jobs – we must create a business climate that provides Georgians with their best shot at a good job! These are the stars on which our eyes must be focused as we chart the course for our great state!
We must work together to ensure that our state has the craft professionals to meet present and forecast demand. This is something we can do and with your help we will!

Here in Georgia, we are blessed with world-class university and technical college systems that provide opportunity to every young Georgian and provide business with a pipeline of talented workers. As we seek to continue improving higher education in this state, I want to commend Chancellor Hank Huckaby and the Board of Regents, along with Commissioner Ron Jackson and the Technical College Board, for performing a strategic consolidation of institutions. In this age of “doing more with less,” you are delivering a better return on investment without compromising service to students.

And when we have fulfilled these imperatives – which are the legitimate purposes of government – let us heed the admonition of Georgians who have asked us to do these few things well, and then to get out of the way so that they can live their lives in freedom and as they see fit!

If we do this, hardworking, self-reliant Georgians will propel our state into a prosperous future!

Thank you, and may God continue to bless this great state and our nation!