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2014 Membership Directory Update Sheets due Monday!
Monday, Jan. 13 is the LAST DAY to return your company's NACD Membership Directory update sheet. These update sheets are critically important to NACD — they keep our records accurate and provide you the correct information about your fellow members. Please complete and return your company's form by fax at 703-527-7747 or scan and email to Donna Thomas at
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ChemEdge 2014: Exhibit booths now available to reserve
Calling All ChemEdge exhibitors: Mark your calendars now for ChemEdge, Aug. 19-22 in Nashville, Tenn. The booth contract and floor plan is now available for you to confirm your booth early. Sign up today and get the best locations now!

Our conference and trade show will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Room reservations are available by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI and identifying yourself as with the NACD to receive our group room rate of $170.

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Sign up for Responsible Distribution consultations Jan. 28 in Houston
Need help or just need to figure out how to get started with document verification? Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, and Mike Lang will be in Houston on Jan. 28 and will roll up their sleeves to work with you! Please note that this is not a Responsible Distribution workshop but rather a brand new, one-on-one event. Sign up now!
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Advertise in the 2014 NACD Membership Directory
Put your company's name in front of NACD members all year long by advertising in the 2014 Membership Directory! The NACD Membership Directory is sent to more than 750 executives and staff of more than 400 member, affiliate companies and related industry associations — increase your company's exposure in the industry by reserving space NOW. Click here to view pricing and reserve now.
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Save the date: Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop
Mark your calendars — the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop will be held April 8-9 in Ann Arbor, Mich. More information to come, but plan on two full days of Responsible Distribution and regulatory compliance topics and discussions!
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Today is National Static Electricity Day!
The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) would like to wish you a happy National Static Electricity Day! Looking for a fun way to explore the wacky world of static electricity with K-8 students? CEF's You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides are packed with hands-on science experiments that students and teachers love.

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6 fundamentals that can make you a better manager in 2014
When it comes to management, I've always been a bigger believer in fundamentals than fancy, Victor Lipman writes. When it comes to operational effectiveness, chances are that will be determined by how well you execute fundamentals day in and day out. In that spirit, here are six fundamentals that can make you a better manager in 2014.
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Top tips to avoid email overload
The Guardian
How many times have you checked your emails today? How often was this while you were already midway through a different task? When was the last time you had an empty inbox and can you remember when you last received an email that was truly urgent? Emails have become so ingrained in our daily lives that they are more often our default method of communication when it comes to business.
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Top 10 mistakes interviewers make
By Mel Kleiman
Recruiting and hiring new employees is both an art and a skill. Unfortunately, too few business owners and hiring managers have ever had any training in the proven, best-practice techniques used by employers-of-choice like Disney and Southwest Airlines. Without training, most interviewers just "wing it" — ad-libbing their way through interviews and making decisions based more on instinct and impressions rather than logic. No wonder costly employee turnover is such a constant headache. Here's a list of the most common mistakes interviewers make.
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8 ways to improve your corporate culture
Business 2 Community
Whether you’re a manager or an employee, you know the importance of a comfortable and engaging corporate culture and office environment. Building a great corporate culture is more complicated than putting in a ping pong table and a snack bar. You must build an environment for your team that encourages teamwork and collaboration, as well.
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10 simple and powerful body language tips for 2014
Since writing "The Silent Language of Leaders" three years ago, and "The Nonverbal Advantage" a couple of years before that, I’ve spoken to more than 200 business, university, association and government audiences — and, in the process of preparing to address these very savvy professionals, I've discovered even more about the role of body language in business success, Carol Kinsey Goman writes. Here are my 10 simple and powerful body language tips for 2014.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    The 4 interview questions that count (By Mel Kleiman)
9 steps to effective business emails (By Joe Latta)
8 tips for delivering difficult employee feedback (By Liz Murphy)
Avoid these common hiring mistakes (By Mel Kleiman)

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