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Highland Capital Gives to Yet Another Organization

The president of Highland Capital announced that the firm had committed a grant towards helping The Family Place last October. James Dondero said that the firm would match a fifty percent of all the funds donated to the organization until April this year. He said that Highland Capital would match the funds up to the tune of a million dollars. He made the announcement at Texas Trailblazer Awards of the Family Place that was held at the Hilton Anatole. Highland gave a hundred thousand dollars at the time of the announcement. The Family Place had raised $200,000.

 

The Family Place is an organization that supports victims of family violence in Dallas. They are seeking to raise three million dollars towards their Legacy Campaign that supports the building of a counseling center in the city. The center will serve family violence victims. It will be named the Ann Moody Place. It will have the capacity to host more than two thousand people in a year. They are constructing it because of the limited space of the current center.

 

The center will have a medical clinic, job-training spaces, a hotline center, and several bedrooms in the case of an emergency. There will be several counseling rooms where children and adults can be guided privately or in a group. The Ann Moody place will feature an animal shelter because many victims of violence are afraid to leave their pets. The Be Project is an organization that offers teenage violence prevention education. It will be housed at the agency. The project reaches more than five thousand teens each year. It has been very effective.

 

James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital with Mark Okada in 1993. He has worked at big financial firms such as American Express, Protective Life, and JP Morgan. He attended the University of Virginia where he graduated with dual majors in Accounting and Finance. Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Certified Public Accountant. Dondero is the chair of the boards of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and NexBank. He once served on the boards of MGM Studios and American Banknote.

Sawyer Howitt and the Meriwether Group

Under the direction of CEO and father of Sawyer Howitt, David Howitt, the Meriwether Group is a one stop shop for any business in need of acceleration, advice, and/or capital options. Sawyer Howitt is the son of David Howitt and is a recent high school graduate and elite racquetball player. While the Meriwether group is not under the direction of Sawyer Howitt at this time there is no doubt that the Meriwether group will thrive in the future when Sawyer Howitt takes on a leadership role.

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Tips on being a good manager

– Try to lead, and avoid being bossy. The difference between a boss and a leader is, the former only has himself in mind, while the latter puts the interest of his people before his. This way, a boss demands respect, whereas a leader earns it. Josh states that only leaders succeed in life.

– The leader looks at a situation from both sides of the coin, then strives to achieve a win-win situation. Being selfless, the leader would want to win and at the same time, want the society and employees to also win. He urges leaders never to go for a win-loss situation.

– The CEO of Flocku.com explains that, the reason one has one mouth and two ears is so that they could talk less and listen more. It is a virtue of a great leader to listen. He admits that few words bear much power.

– As much as one needs to focus on their business, a manager should find time for other things, such as family. He encourages leaders to balance their lives. Focusing too much on one thing will kill the chances of the other being great. Progress has to reflect in all areas of life. Make even the tiniest of efforts to improve not only our work life, but also your relationships, health, and personal growth.

– It is passion that drives people to success. Waking up in the morning to do something you aren’t passionate about can be difficult.

About Josh Verne

The CEO of Flocku.com is undoubtedly a successful figure in business. Josh Verne boasts an enviable career. He sharpened his management skills when he served as co-president at Home Line Furniture. Later, he went ahead to form workpays.me. The online platform acts as a marketplace, which allows one to make purchases, deducting them from their payroll. He founded the company together with Jon Dorfman, his childhood best friend.

Mr. Josh Verne later sold workpays.me for a fortune. He then went ahead to form Flocku.com, a company which he currently heads. The company is based in Pennsylvania. It works to enable college students to exchange content through peer-to-peer connections. The company was formed this year and has skyrocketed in terms of growth and the profits it is making.

Read more about Josh Verne:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/college-students-get-personal-on-new-online-platform-flocku-300219840.html