Network and learn with your colleagues at Annual Meeting — register now!
We look forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary with you on Nov. 7-10 in Bonita Springs, Fla. More
'Finding Opportunities That are Real (and Good)!' webinar, Oct. 10, 1-2 p.m. EDT; registration still open
Two topics that deserve attention from everyone involved with sales from the company president to the people on the customer service desk are "real" and "good." Too often, our sales efforts are focused on opportunities that do not drive the business in the right direction. (And tons of sales time is spent working on pieces of business that are not real.) In this webinar, our facilitator, Joe Ellers, will define not only the type of opportunities that you need to be creating/finding — but also some very simple checks that can be applied to understand if they are real and/or good (for you). More
New webinar, public warehouses set for Oct. 13
If your organization uses or is considering using public warehouses, make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar. Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution, and Roland Perez, compliance manager with International Distribution Corp., will conduct a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. More
Honor an industry colleague who is advancing science education efforts in the community!
Chemical Education Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2012 Vanguard Award. Each year, the award is presented to a member of the chemical industry whose leadership and outreach initiatives help advance the foundation's mission of fostering a greater understanding of the science and value of chemistry and chemicals. CEF encourages NACD members and affiliates to nominate industry peers who are making a difference! For more information or to download the submission form, please visit the CEF website.
The Vanguard Award winner will be honored at a dinner and award ceremony held on May 15 in Washington, D.C. The event will kick off NACD's Washington Fly-In events.
Flattery: Silent assassin of many leaders
Leaders who place their need for adoration and acclaim above serving the needs of others are high value targets for those who would abuse the misplaced trust given to them, writes Mike Myatt. The power that comes with a leader's ability to positively influence others is only trumped by the power given away as they are adversely influenced by others, Myatt says. More
'Pay for performance' doesn't work for Generation Y
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Many money-motivated millennials (and they do exist) will bolt to new opportunities as soon as the recession eases up ... unless you happen to be an organization that recognizes their potential. Although they are often said to eschew monetary rewards, and have a great eagerness for rewards outside the monetary pay scale, many millennials find their financial reality daunting. More
6 ways to improve workplace communication, decrease conflict
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As difficult as it might seem, a retreat can bring everyone together to clear the air, speak their truth and get in sync with problem solving to bring about better workplace relationships. This article outlines some of the best ideas that have come out of retreats, which can help you improve workplace communication and decrease workplace conflict. More
7 ways to better manage your telecommuting employees
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Particularly for small businesses, telecommuting seems an effective strategy for maximizing a work force while still keeping costs low. You don't need to pay for a centralized office space or deal with a drive to work, but you do have to contend with YouTube, Facebook and myriad other online distractions. Follow these seven tips to ensure you get a full day's work out of your telecommuting employees. More