Georgia to Become Part of the Glades Reservoir Project

March 12, 2014

Jon Psalmonds is a former advocate for sustainable water solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the many individuals concerned with the recent droughts in the state, Jon Psalmonds and other professionals are part of an effort to address what is considered one of the most severe environmental problems in the region.

Recently, the administration of Governor Nathan Deal expressed interest in investing in a reservoir in North Georgia that would increase the amount of water that flows into a lake bordering three different southern states. This reservoir would provide extra water during the event of a drought, but the lake is highly disputed among the states.

Solving the water crisis will cost an estimated $130 million, and part of the proposed solution is the Glades Reservoir in Hall County. Although the project would provide relief to the thirsty state, the Hall County local government is asking for $14.6 million in state funding. Recently, the state of Florida proposed to the Supreme Court that a river system bordering Florida, Alabama, and Georgia be divided up. The current state plan in Georgia is to build their own reservoirs with the help of local communities.

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Ten Tips for Great Leadership

November 13, 2013

Throughout his career, Jon Psalmonds has demonstrated successful leadership based on honesty and integrity. Jon Psalmonds has been a managing member and/or CEO of a number of companies that have grown and been successful under his direction, including Integrated Water Solutions, LLC, and North by Northwest Holdings, LLC.

Executives must be capable leaders in order succeed in business. To become a strong leader, it is important to learn the subtle communication skills that may not always be taught in the classroom. The following tips may be helpful in that regard:

1. Earn trust through seeking council, thinking through the issues, and communicating clearly the decisions you make.

2. When communicating on a personal level or to a group, always treat each individual or group as though they are your sole
focus during the period of time you are with them.

3. Get to the point. Be clear, concise, and forthright.

4. Be committed to taking an active part in any discussions you might have.

5. Keep an open mind.

6. Develop your listening skills. Truly learn how to listen, and take a sincere interest in what others have to say.

7. Be empathetic and don’t think about yourself.

8. Understand what is not said, witnessed, or heard.

9. Commit yourself and/or your team to becoming knowledgable concerning the topics that are to be discussed.

10. Make people feel as though the time they have spent with you was productive and meaningful.