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Western region meeting, April 17-21, mark your calendars today
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The 2012 western regional meeting will be held at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii from April 17-21. The agenda is taking shape and will be posted shortly. In the meantime, we hope you will reserve your hotel rooms and airfare now to get the best rates. More

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Spring southern region meeting focuses on leadership, strategic vision
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Start making plans with your team to participate in the Southern Region Meeting in the Spring. The April 30-May 2 meeting will feature Dave Anderson, author of "Learn to Lead," on creating a high-performance culture in your organization and other lessons every leader needs to know. To find out more about Dave and his leadership books, click here. Following Dave on the second day will be Marcea Steele, an expert on strategic planning. More

Looking to improve your core distribution skills or those of your team? March conference is for you!
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The University of Industrial Distribution, March 5-8, in Indianapolis, offers members of NACD in-depth training on industrial distribution. This well-known training event, run by Purdue University and the Association Education Alliance, which NACD is a part of, provides continuing education and a certificate program lead by the leading industry trade associations and content experts. More

Industry News

Encana disputes EPA findings
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Encana Corp. has disputed Environmental Protection Agency claims that groundwater in a small Wyoming town was likely contaminated by natural-gas drilling. Encana, North America's second-largest natural gas producer after Exxon Mobil Corp., criticized the testing methods used by the EPA, which released a preliminary report linking groundwater contamination to hydraulic fracturing — a drilling technique pioneered in the United States during the last decade that has unlocked new supplies of gas trapped in shale rock. More

Want to be a good boss? Be humble
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Humble bosses are more effective and better liked, according to new research. In the study — to be published in the Academy of Management Journal — researchers asked 16 CEOs, 20 mid-level managers, and 19 front-line managers to describe in detail how humble leaders operate in the workplace and how a humble leader behaves differently than one who is not humble. More

Making the smooth transition from contributor to manager
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Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. She is one of the first to write about the personal and professional challenges new managers face in making the transition from individual contributor to manager. Hill doles tips about managing employees virtually, and addresses misconceptions about good managerial skills. More

5 new management metrics you need to know
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Most managers only measure outputs, not inputs. That's like telling a Little League team to score more runs, rather than actually explaining how to swing and make contact with the ball, says James Slavet of venture firm Greylock Partners. Similarly, most companies measure traffic, revenue or earnings, without considering how to improve the company at an atomic level: how to make a meeting better, or an engineer more productive. Here are five metrics that great teams should measure. More


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