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Lucinda Schofer Receives Inaugural NACD Employee of the Year Award
Recently, during the Annual Business Meeting at NACD's 43rd Annual Meeting, NACD's Chief Operating Officer Lucinda Schofer received the inaugural NACD Employee of the Year Award for her outstanding leadership and dedication to NACD this past year. Congratulations, Lucinda!
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NACD Welcomes 14 New Members and Affiliates
At the Board of Directors' Meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, NACD welcomed 14 new members and affiliates, bringing the association's representation to nearly 450 companies.
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NACD Elects Nine New Officers to the Board of Directors
On Thursday, Nov. 20 during the business meeting of the 43rd NACD Annual Meeting, the membership voted on and elected nine new officers and directors to the NACD Board of Directors, including Mathew A. Brainerd as Chairman of the Board.
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2014 Annual Meeting Presentations Now Posted
Last week, NACD members and Affiliates gathered at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the 43rd NACD Annual Meeting. The presentations from the meeting are now posted on the Annual Meeting website here. If you attended the meeting and did not complete a meeting evaluation, please do so here.
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NACD and ACC sign Memorandum of Understanding at NACD's Annual Meeting
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and NACD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stressing the importance of implementations of their mutual industry performance programs, Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution. The MOU stressed the associations' willingness to work together through these programs to share best practices, systems and performance metrics, and increase collaboration on industry events.
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Digital Edition of Oct.– Dec. Chemical Distributor Now Available
The digital edition of the October-December issue of the Chemical Distributor is now available for viewing. This quarter's issue features articles on NACD's achievements and outlook on the year ahead, how to become a better manager and leader, and more. Click here to view the latest edition.
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Upcoming Webinar: Understanding EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Regulations to Stay Compliant
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), chemical distributors that generate, transport, or dispose of hazardous waste must follow EPA's strict standards and procedures for the handling, storage, treatment, and disposal of these materials. On Thursday, Dec. 4, at noon, Scott Perkins, senior consultant for MMA Environmental, will review RCRA's prescriptive practices regulating hazardous waste generated, transported, abandoned and disposed. Register now!
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5 Unique Ways to Show Thanks to Your Employees
Inc.
Most of the ingredients for the perfect Thanksgiving are easily attained, but many people struggle with (or forget) the "thanks" part. Silly, since that's what Thanksgiving is really about. Yet expressing gratitude does not come easily for everyone. Turn over a new leaf this year by devoting time to think about the special gifts and qualities each of your employees bring to your business. Then take the next big step: Show your gratitude in a meaningful way. Your thoughtfulness will go a long way. Employees who feel appreciated will reward you with their loyalty and more.
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Use of Cloud, Mobility and Big Data Growing, but Security is a Concern
By Scott E. Rupp
Findings from Dell's first Global Technology Adoption Index have uncovered a plethora of data that provides a number of key insights into how organizations are approaching security, cloud, mobility and big data to drive their businesses. The results include responses from more than 2,000 global organizations who overwhelmingly say that security is the biggest concern in IT solutions. Even with that, 97 percent of those surveyed currently use or plan to use cloud solutions, and about half have implemented a mobility strategy.
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The 7 Laws of Regenerative Enterprises
Harvard Business Review
Managing baffles us with its complexity. Leaders looking to improve managing do not know where to start, much less where to finish. So even though the gales of creative destruction continually threaten their enterprises, they do not necessarily see radically revising their managing as the obvious solution. But that’s exactly what their enterprises need.
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How To Lead at Work When You're Having a Personal Crisis
Fast Company
Into each life some rain must fall, as the saying goes. But sometimes that rain is actually a monsoon-size personal crisis that can affect your ability to lead. It might be a serious illness, the loss of a loved one, or some other significant personal problem that drains your energy and affects your focus. However, you still have responsibilities that need your attention.
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