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Register for a free webcast from J. J. Keller and NACD: Cargo Securement for Chemical Distributors
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Improper cargo handling, loading, and securement can have disastrous consequences for motor carriers, their drivers and the traveling public. That's why failing to comply with the cargo loading and securement regulations is taken very seriously under CSA. Join us for a free webinar that covers several critical topics on requirements and compliance. More

2012 Western Region Meeting features thought leader Bob Shank, April 17-21
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The 2012 Western Region Meeting is taking shape. Bob Shank will be one of our featured speakers this year. He is a well-regarded corporate speaker who brings a unique blend of marketplace experiences. A native and lifetime resident of Southern California, Bob Shank spent 14 years as a businessman/entrepreneur in the construction industry. More

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Southern Region Meeting, April 30-May 2, features 'keys to a high-performance culture'
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Mark your calendar to join us this Spring at Disney's Five-Star Property, the Grand Floridian Resort. This year's program features Dave Anderson, a well-known leadership guru who will address the Keys to a High Performance Culture and The power of clear expectations: "Teach your people the business facts of life." More

Exhibit at OPSEM2012 in Indianapolis!
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Attention Exhibitors! We are currently recruiting exhibitors for this year's OPSEM to be held on August 22-24, at the beautiful J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis. Prime locations are going fast. Act now and go to for booth information and pricing. More

Attention NACD Affiliate Members
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Don't miss out on your opportunity to advertise in the 2012 Membership Directory. You may already have a business relationship with one or several NACD member so why not increase your customer base by advertising in the next edition of the directory. Your ad will be seen in print and online through access to our online directory, including a direct link to your company website. As an affiliate member take 10 percent off ad space cost. Contact Paul Hirsh at 571-482-3062 or at Keep in mind that the sooner you reserve space in the directory the sooner we can guarantee its placement. The deadline for reserving space is Feb. 29.

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How do you measure up against these traits of good leadership?
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Everyone wins in an organization characterized by good leadership, but people can talk a good game and spout leadership quotes and clichés all day long. And leaders both good and bad will tell you the right things to get you on board, get you to go above and beyond the call of duty, do more than what is expected and even give your own personal time and energy to help them or the business succeed. Over time, under good leadership, this results in success for both the organization and the individual. More

Become more optimistic: 6 smart tricks
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Some people see the world through a filter of optimism: They always make lemonade from the lemons, no matter what happens. Others see the world through a filter of pessimism; they always find the cloud in the silver lining. It's a truism of life that the optimists are always more successful than the pessimists, but that raises a crucial questions: How can you change your attitude to be more optimistic? The answer? Change the words that you use every day to describe your experience. Here are some quick language tricks that can change your attitude. More

Managing the 'crazy ideas' conundrum
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The most painfully awkward debates I hear in ostensibly innovative organizations revolve around "crazy ideas." When unexpected challenges arise, what ideas are acceptably crazy? Which ideas are too crazy? Which ideas are so crazy that no one looks at or listens to their champions quite the same way ever again? Consequently, top management teams tend to be the Goldilocks of crazy: They don't want insane, and they don't need conventional; they want their craziness to be just right. More

12 key success areas that drive business growth
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For nearly a decade and a half, Victor Holman has been consulting large businesses and government agencies on performance management. But somewhere in the course of advising them, he realized small businesses could benefit from the best practices and strategies he collected in his work with the big guys. Especially because they often lack the over-abundance of resources that big corporations and government agencies enjoy, Holman says, small businesses need to make sure they're spending their time, energy and resources the right way to ensure success. More

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