Start your engines! — Don't let your competitors out-race you! Be a part of NACD's premier, high-profile event — OPSEM2012
OPSEM2012 runs August 21-24, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. Exhibit and Sponsor at OPSEM2012 and showcase your products and services to key purchasing decision-making executives. Reserve your booth now! Attendees, please stay tuned ... the conference brochure and registration will be posted very soon. More
2012 NACD Membership Directory — Now available
The most recent update the NACD Membership Directory is in the mail to your office this week. If you don't receive a copy by the end of next week, please let us know. Available immediately is the electronic version. This on-line booklet, can be accessed by clicking here. You will need your online username and password to access this file. Once the page loads, click on the link for the 2012 Directory to open the book. This electronic format has some unique features including: click on any section in the Table of Contents to navigate to that section, search on key words like Last Name or Company name — if you keep hitting enter on the search, it will take you to the next entry with that search item. Along the bottom of the booklet is a grey bar where a few tools reside, like "print" and "download" options.
Central Region Meeting Gaining Momentum, June 12-14, Kansas City, Mo.
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/senior managers need to know on cyber security, recent regulatory and legislative challenges impacting distribution, as well as an optional tour at Barton Solvent's facility and more.
Registration is now open. Add your name to the list. To view the full agenda and/or to register, click here.
Register online for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-23
The Northeast Region will host its Fall meeting on Sept. 19-23, 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 soon, as this is high season in Ireland. MORE
Warehouse Management Course: Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations
NACD's members can take advantage of a unique training program on warehouse operations in the next month in the following cities Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Seattle. The course is based on the Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations book created by Bob Footlik and the American Supply Association. Footlik & Associates is one of the foremost authorities on warehouse design and operation. If you are looking to improve your warehouse efficiencies and profitability, take a look at this one-day course running in several locations around the United States. If you register, make sure to select "NACD" under association. More
CEF participates in nation's largest science festival
The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will help students become chemists for the day at the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 28-29 in Washington, D.C.! CEF staff will conduct hands-on activities using watercolors, mysterious mixtures and tie-dye. More
You're invited to the 2012 National You Be the Chemist Challenge
REGISTER TODAY to support our future chemists, engineers, doctors and leaders as they compete in the 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® on June 25 at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Tens of thousands of students from across the country have competed in industry sponsored Local and State Challenges throughout the school year. The top 22 students, one from each participating state, will come together to compete for the title of National Challenge Champion! More
How companies can spot — and groom — leaders
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One lament that commonly echoes through the corridors of senior management is not having the right people in the right places to do the job. Results of the PricewaterhouseCoopers' annual Global CEO survey confirm that this concern is more than anecdotal. More
How to be a good leader during a crisis
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Threats that arise unexpectedly, whether natural or man-made, seem to occur more frequently these days. They can take the form of accidents in plants, the unexpected passing of key employees, defections of key customers, computer outages, lawsuits and countless other things. So, what are the keys for handling ourselves effectively when these moments strike? More
3 essential steps to thinking strategically
It's surprising how many young companies overlook the importance of doing some solid research, analysis and old-fashioned thinking on this topic. Don't let this happen to you. Here's how you can define a positioning and differentiation that will work for you. More
For people to trust you, reveal your intentions
Harvard Business Review Share
In our last blog, we discussed the importance of competence for fostering the trust you need as a manager to influence others. We stressed that management competence includes not just technical knowledge of the work but operational and political know-how as well. Here we want to focus on the other great component of trust — character — but by taking a different approach. More