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ICIS digital review of Annual Meeting
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As media sponsor of the 2011 NACD Annual Meeting, ICIS has once again created a fantastic online digital magazine with an interactive review of the meeting, including video interviews with attendees/speakers and photographic coverage of the proceedings in Florida. This review will be insightful for attendees and non-attendees alike. More

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'Optimizing Channel Compensation' — New Texas A&M Consortia Project seeking distributors to participate on NACD research team
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Beginning in January, NACD will be participating in Texas A&M University's Industrial Distribution Program research project titled "Optimizing Channel Compensation." NACD will hold a seat in the consortium on behalf of the membership. We will be looking for three companies that are willing to be more integral to the research in terms of attending meetings, meeting with the researchers and sharing your business operations information with the research team. More

2011 Central Region Dinner
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Join us as we ring in the holidays together! We will enjoy a delicious dinner at Catch Thirty Five and hear from a great speaker, too. More

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Strem Chemicals, Inc.: 2011 Educational Outreach Award winner
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The Chemical Educational Foundation will honor Strem Chemicals, Inc. of Newburyport, Mass., as our 2011 Educational Outreach Award recipient at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates Annual Dinner on Dec. 5 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Times Square! More

  General Business Interest

The most important morning ritual for every great boss
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When you're the boss — and especially when you run your own company — you rarely get feedback from employees. So while you can ask for ideas, hold open meetings, be accessible and approachable, and do everything possible to get feedback, sometimes the only person you can count on to tell you the unvarnished truth is you. That's why you should add the morning ritual described in this article. More

Best leadership books of all time
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From The Art of War to Team of Rivals, the 12 management books you should read now — if you haven't already. More

Planning office holiday parties without lawsuits
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The confluence of religious expression, social interaction and alcohol consumption often results in a wonderful January for plaintiffs' lawyers. In this article, Jonathan A. Segal offers suggestions for planning and executing company holiday parties that celebrate the season while minimizing the legal risks. More

There's no such thing as constructive criticism
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The problem with criticism is that it challenges our sense of value. Criticism implies judgment and we all recoil from feeling judged, writes Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project. But feedback is necessary. Schwartz offers three mistakes leaders must avoid when delivering feedback. More

4 secrets of creating great internship programs
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The quantity of internship programs may be skyrocketing, but the same can't always be said about their quality. Ensure that yours is excellent by following the four steps outlined in this article. More

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