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Register for the 2012 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony!
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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 to honor Stephen R. Clark, former CEO of Brenntag AG with introductory speaker Stephen D. Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. 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.



Register online for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-22
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Online registration is now open for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-22, in Adare, Ireland. What happens around the world is impacting NACD member companies more than ever before, be it from a fiscal perspective, regulatory impact, or even customer/supplier relations. This meeting will be special, not just for the location but for the topics, too. We hope you will consider joining us this fall and we urge you to sign up now. We strongly suggest you book your travel plans no later than April 18, as this is high season in Ireland. MORE

Announcing Central Region meeting agenda/registration open, June 12-14, Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, Mo.'s historic district will host the 2012 Central Region meeting on June 12-14, at the Hotel Phillips. Speaker topics will include what CEOs or senior managers need to know on cyber security, Rail Issues Impacting Distributors, a guest presentation from a local beer distributor on their distribution systems and challenges, as well as an optional tour at Barton Solvent's facility and more. To view the full agenda and/or to register to participate, click here.

Membership and Safety Questionnaire — Still awaiting your response!
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Members — If you haven't already submitted your 2012 Membership and Safety Questionnaire, please do so immediately. Submissions were due on March 23. Please take a few minutes to fill it out online or complete and fax in the printed copy you received in the mail. Thank you to those of you who have completed it!

The data we collect from this survey helps us inform federal and state policymakers on the membership's excellent safety record year over year. If you have any questions about the NACD Membership & Safety Questionnaire, please contact Lucinda Schofer at lschofer@nacd.com or 703-527-6223.



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The biggest mistake you — probably — make with teams
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"Throughout most of my career, I've made a big mistake in the way I've lead teams — and wouldn't be surprised if you have, too," writes Tammy Erickson. "Which is more important to promoting collaboration: a clearly defined approach toward achieving the goal, or clearly specified roles for individual team members?" More



The 7 failures that will make you a better leader
Terry Starbucker    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Terry Starbucker writes: "'Success covers a multitude of blunders.' That was a famous quote from George Bernard Shaw, and it has always stuck with me throughout my career as a leader and executive. What it ultimately told me was yes, I was going to fail — multiple times. But if I was truly determined to overcome, or 'cover' them, I absolutely needed to learn from every failure, and leverage that accumulated learning into success." More

6 tips for taking control of work stress
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We face numerous demanding and complicated situations — with no one right answer or clear path. We don't have enough time, enough help, or all the information required when we need it. As we move through the "grind and burn" of an overly busy and pressured work life, we find ourselves battling stress and uncertainty. We know change is ongoing, plans will get undone and expectations won't always be met. More

6 tips for inspiring innovation among work teams
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The biggest roadblocks to organizational breakthroughs are a shortage of fresh thinking and too much red tape, according to executives interviewed for a recent Robert Half survey. More than one-third of the 1,400 chief financial officers surveyed said a lack of new ideas is the greatest barrier to their company being more innovative. More
 
 

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