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Only One Week Left to Register for the Duke Leadership Program
Calling all leaders — there's only one week left to register and one spot available for the February Duke Leadership Program at the Fuqua School of Business, named the No. 1 MBA Program by Bloomberg Business Week. On Feb. 8-13, cultivate your intuitive leadership skills at this multi-day program and learn how to capitalize on your strengths while overcoming leadership challenges. This program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, from high-level executives and managers to people expecting to take on leadership roles, to those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work. Reserve your seat now!
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Upcoming Webinar: Product Segregation
Make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar 12–1 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Dec. 18. Join Cliff Lester, corporate industrial hygienist, Nexeo Solutions, and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they conduct a general presentation on product segregation. Cliff Lester will address the common types of storage and handling of non-hazardous materials as well as provide a hazards discussion on general storage segregation. Food grade versus miscellaneous materials issues and more will also be discussed. Register now!
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New Blog Post: Share Your Story
During the 2014 NACD Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, we asked members to complete our survey of legislative priorities to ensure the association continues to address the membership's pressing policy concerns. The issues that we provided members to rate in order of importance included TSCA Reform, CFATS Authorization, GSP Renewal, Rail Reform, Tax Reform, Cybersecurity Information Sharing, Highway Reauthorization, Health Care, Energy and Regulatory Overreach. A compilation of the responses to our survey revealed that regulatory overreach, tax reform, and health care compliance costs remain top priorities to NACD members, in addition to TSCA and CFATS.
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Ad Space Available in the 2015 NACD Membership Directory
Keep your company name at the fingertips of every NACD member & Affiliate by placing an ad in the 2015 NACD Membership Directory. The annual NACD Membership Directory is mailed to every NACD member and Affiliate, including related industry associations, and is the perfect opportunity to keep your name and services in front of the membership all year long. Reserve your spot now — NACD members and Affiliates will receive a 20 percent discounted rate!
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In Case You Missed It: New Webinar Recordings Available on Website
Did your busy schedule cause you to miss a webinar you wanted to attend? All NACD members have access to past webinar recordings on our website. Listed below are a few of our most recent webinars. Please click the links to download the webinars of interest to you or visit the Regulatory Compliance Resources and Responsible Distribution Resources Web pages to view additional resources.
  • Hands on Experience with CFATS Authorization Inspection (AI) Preparation – August 2014
  • Carrier Selection, An Inside Look – November 2014

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    Thank You For Helping to Make 2014 CEF's Best Year Yet!
    The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) would like to extend a warm thank you to all of our contributors and volunteers for your support in 2014. Thanks to you, the You Be The Chemist® programs continue to grow and expand across the U.S., as we pursue our goal of reaching 500,000 students annually by 2024! We can't wait to see what 2015 brings. To find out how you can get involved in supporting science education through the You Be The Chemist® programs, contact comments@chemed.org or visit www.chemed.org.
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    5 Reasons Your Job Posts Aren't Working
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    Although the title of this article promises five reasons why your job posts aren't working, there is really one big reason: The best candidates always come through referrals. As a matter of fact, that's where we get roughly 80 percent of our candidates. That being said, sometimes you've tapped out your networks and you need to advertise your job opening across the Internet. When push has thus come to shove, here are the five top job post mistakes to avoid.
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    A Rigid Mind Blocks Success; Try These 5 Strategies for Fearless Leadership
    Entrepreneur
    Fear leads to rigid thinking and subsequently blocks abundance. This is how people get stuck in self-doubt, confusion and stress, and their energy drains away as they dip into despondency and frustration. These psychological states of mind are the reason many aspiring leaders quit. They cannot move past the fact that the approaches they think should work don't. Successful leaders wage war on these habituated patterns and this, in turn, leads to their success.
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    Can You Accept Criticism of Your Leadership Skills?
    The Globe and Mail
    It can be difficult for leaders to get honest feedback on their effectiveness. Many developing leaders are uncomfortable asking their peers — and certainly not their staff or boss — to evaluate their skills. So how can they get the feedback necessary to help them grow? Here's a new process that can help leaders mature their executive walk: the degree of confidence they have in their ability to lead.
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    Learning to Control Your Emotions to Become A Better Leader
    American Express OPEN Forum
    When you get angry, it's easy to blow your cool and shoot from the hip instead of the head. In neuroscience parlance, this means you're in the throes of an amygdala hijack. The amygdala is the brain's center for emotional reactivity, and it constantly scans our environment, looking for threats. When it perceives a threat, in an instant, it hijacks the entire brain, getting you to act quickly even before thinking. You experience an intense emotional reaction; when the dust settles, you realize that it was inappropriate.
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