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Mississippi Power hosts employee development event

Mississippi Power employees learned new skills and had the opportunity to Sharpen the Saw last week at 7 - the company's employee development conference. 

A wide range of development and leadership classes, with topics ranging from presentation skills to leadership to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, were available. 

"We're so excited to welcome employees to this opportunity," said HR Business Partner Jenny Stogner. "Not only will they leave 7 with new skills, but we have plenty of opportunities for networking and of course, Sharpening the Saw." 

The highlight of the conference was Wednesday's keynote presentation by FranklinCovey's Chris McChesney, the lead author of the Wall Street Journal's best-selling book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution. During his address, he broke down the 4 Disciplines and how organizations can get results through predictable execution.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution are: 

  • Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important
  • Discipline 2: Act on the Lead Measures
  • Discipline 3: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard 
  • Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability 

"The 4 Disciplines of Execution are a leadership toolkit for applying Habits 1, 2, and 3 against the business, in a very direct way," said McChesney.

Now in its 97th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for nearly 191,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power recently was a recipient of the Community Partner Impact Award from the Center for Energy Workforce Development for its innovative and ongoing efforts to build a diverse workforce. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at and, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube.