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Get more social with CEF in 2012
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Stay updated on all things Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and You Be The Chemist (YBTC) by visiting our social media pages! Follow us on Twitter (@chem_ed), friend us on Facebook (Chemical Educational Foundation), and join our YouTube channel (CEFYBTC) for constant updates on events, science news, exciting video and engaging contests and giveaways! As our programs continue to grow, it is important that we further engage our industry members, and what better way than on the social Web! CEF is very excited about things to come in 2012, and we encourage you to check out our pages and be a part of it!

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5 steps to infuse 'magic' in your leadership style
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As any seasoned business leader can tell you, creating an exemplary team takes knowledge, perseverance, and a little leadership magic, writes University of Notre Dame business administration professor Jason Monaghan. The "magic" of a great leader is developed over time and through years of professional awareness. Here are five tips that go beyond the curriculum of management training; tips you can use to unleash a little magic in your own leadership style. More

10 tips for building a strategic alliance
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Most successful entrepreneurs know the importance of focusing on the one thing they do very well. But focusing in this one area can have its downsides. It's inevitable that business owners will wonder, at one point or another, how they can maintain expertise without overlooking new opportunities that could be relevant to the company's future success. Here are 10 steps to help establish a strong foundation for your strategic alliance. More

This 1 leadership quality will make or break you
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One of the most often overlooked aspects of leadership is the need for pursuit. Great leaders are never satisfied with traditional practice, static thinking, conventional wisdom or common performance. In fact, the best leaders are simply uncomfortable with anything that embraces the status quo. Leadership is pursuit: of excellence, of elegance, of truth, of what's next, of what if, of change, of value, of results, of relationships, of service, of knowledge and of something bigger than themselves. More

Why we resist change, and what leaders can do about it
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Don't you just hate dealing with people who fight against every plan for organizational change, asks writer Carol Kinsey Goman. Advances in brain analysis technology allow researchers to track the energy of a thought moving through the brain. As scientists watch the brain respond to specific thoughts, it's clear — when it comes to change, we all react pretty much the same way. We try to avoid it. So what's a leader to do? More

5 performance review preparation tips
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The performance evaluation — anticipation of an upcoming evaluation can be stress-inducing. Especially in this economy, any shortcoming is a potential strike against you if downsizing should come around. But a performance review also can be a great opportunity to strengthen your position and shape your role within a company — if you take the time to prepare. More

Small business New Year's resolution: Utilizing the cloud
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These days, everyone is talking about "the cloud." For the average consumer, it's acceptable to still not be clear on what "the cloud" really is. But small businesses need to not only understand it, but learn ways to use it to save money and time. Technically, "the cloud" is a server or group of servers a business uses to store data to be accessed by customers. More

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