Test Your Knowledge of Federal Regulations
Test your knowledge of federal regulations during the gameshow session at the April 2-3 Responsible Distribution Workshop in Houston. When can you have this much fun answering regulatory questions? Plus, get more information about the next cycle, which begins in January 2013. New and enhanced security-related items in the 12 Codes of Management Practice are just one feature of the 5th cycle of Responsible Distribution. We've just increased our room block with a discounted room rate of only $109 but the rate is only available until Monday so register today! More
Don't Let Your Competitors Out-Race You! Be a Part of NACD's Premier, High-Profile Event — OPSEM2012
OPSEM2012 runs August 22-24, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. Exhibit and Sponsor at OPSEM2012 and showcase your products and services to key purchasing decision-making executives. The advance rate deadline is 3/31, so reserve your booth now!
Western Region Meeting Highlights Safety, April 17-21
Reserve your spot for the Western Regional Meeting on April 17-21. This year's program will dive deep into leadership and safety issues. One highlight will be a presentation from BB&T Risk Control Services. Their representatives will talk to attendees about "How to be Better Prepared for an OSHA Inspection and other timely information for your Process Safety Management Program's health." They will help the audience better understand: What prompts an OSHA inspection? What are the most commonly cited OSHA citations? And ultimately, how owners/operators can better prepare your company for a potential OSHA inspection. To learn more, visit our website: Western.
CEF to Present at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference
The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will present at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Indianapolis, on March 30. CEF and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) have partnered to introduce NSTA members to CEF's You Be The Chemist (YBTC) educational programs. CEF and Dow will be holding an interactive, educational session in which attendees will be led through experiments from the You Be The Chemist Activity Guides by volunteers from Dow Argo Sciences, discuss ways to integrate similar lesson plan content into their classroom curriculum, and receive complimentary copies of the grade 5-8 guide!
Register for CEF's Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony — May 15
Registration is now open for CEF's Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony. Register today for the May 15 event to be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and an award ceremony honoring a leader in the chemical industry for their outstanding initiatives in the quest to enhance science education for our youth. The event kicks off NACD's annual Washington Fly-In and offers NACD member the opportunity to mingle with fellow industry leaders. Visit the CEF website for more information.
Leadership and time — 15 time-wasters to avoid
Mike Myatt writes, "Time: It's the only thing we all have in common, yet it's how we choose to spend it that defines and differentiates us as individuals. Even though time is a key success metric, I am amazed at how many leaders don't manage it as such. Time is a precious and finite commodity, and those executives who use it wisely are those who achieve the greatest results." More
How to lead without being there
At some point, every entrepreneur faces a moment of truth: Your company can't grow if you insist on being present at every important encounter and the "decider" on every decision. Until members of your team can seize opportunities on their own, you will be a drag on your own growth. More
Why small businesses should implement strategic thinking
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Most of what we learn in business schools and textbooks is written for large companies. There are many justifiable reasons for this. Jim Collins, business consultant, author, and lecturer on company sustainability and growth, once explained that he studies large public companies simply because there is not enough information available for smaller private ones. More
It's time to redefine 'innovation'
Despite the many case studies and op-eds on the importance of "innovation" as a strategy, in real life many businesses are struggling to be innovative. Instead, executives might find that they cannot implement innovation within their company's structure, or that they get bogged down by distractions that only seem to be taking them on the path to inventions that are timely — and potentially profitable. More