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As 2012 comes to a close, NACD would like to wish its members, affiliates and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the NACD ChemBytes a look at the most-accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 3.

Managing and aligning expectations
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Mike Myatt writes: "Understanding how to come out on the right-side of the expectation curve can often be the difference between being viewed as an average leader and one held in high regard. Let me make this as simple as I can; managing expectations is gamesmanship — aligning them is leadership. Moving the goal posts by arbitrarily raising and lowering expectations creates confusion, and is often an intellectually dishonest exercise. Aligning expectations doesn't need to be difficult — set them, align them, stick to them and execute on them." More

Extend the reach of the Chemical Distributor: September/October edition available online
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The digital version of the September/October edition of the Chemical Distributor is available for download online now. Keep your employees up to date on the latest industry news and distribute the e-version to your staff! Click here to view the full version online. More

Feeling so safe, it's downright dangerous
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The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship managed to crash both the vessel and his career on the rocks off the coast of Italy. How could this happen? As the Titanic taught us 100 years ago, nothing's more dangerous than believing in the infallibility of man. Reading the newspaper is a good way to live in fear, writes Tom Andel. A recent read taught me a new syndrome to avoid: the "risk compensation effect." More

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.

Industry, educators and students celebrate science at the 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge!
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Over 200 industry members, educators, and excited family members gathered at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA, on Monday, June 25, to cheer on 22 students from around the country in the 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge! After eight thrilling rounds of questions that covered important chemistry concepts, discoveries, and applications, Bhagirath Mehta, a 6th-grader from Iroquois Middle School in Des Plaines, Ill., emerged as winner! Michael Allen, of Toledo, Ohio, Yilin Yang of Livonia, Mich., and Tate Banks of Duncan, Okla., placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the competition. More

7 easy ways to reduce email overload
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The average U.S. professional spends half her working day on email. She's constantly tethered to her smartphone, responding to short bursts of communication, and creating email overload. Here is a list of email best practices that can help you and your team start a revolution, reduce dependence on email, and stop wasting time — today More

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  • Warehouse Management Course: Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations
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    NACD's members can take advantage of a unique training program on warehouse operations in the next month in the following cities Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Seattle. The course is based on the Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations book created by Bob Footlik and the American Supply Association. Footlik & Associates is one of the foremost authorities on warehouse design and operation. If you are looking to improve your warehouse efficiencies and profitability, take a look at this one-day course running in several locations around the United States. If you register, make sure to select "NACD" under association. More

    How to build a brilliant team
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    An innovative idea may inspire a new business, but it takes brilliant people to make that business a success. Michael Crom, executive vice president and chief learning officer of Dale Carnegie Training, discusses the first step to startup success: assembling your team. More

    Portable Truck & Rail Access Platforms

    Operators will be able to access hatches safely with Carbis Truck Access Fall Protection Platforms. If your workers need to access the tops of trucks and rail cars of all different sizes and type during loading and unloading, the Truck Access and Rail Access Fall Protection Platforms are just what you are looking for.

    7 rules for hiring extraordinary employees
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    There is simply no management task more important than hiring the right people. You don't just want people who can do the job — you want people who will excel, and whose contributions will help you and your company reach the highest levels of success. Here are seven great ways to hiring truly extraordinary employees. More

    Smart leaders get more out of employees
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    Where do you turn for the resources you need to fuel growth? Do you hire new talent, or ask for more from your existing employees? In growing companies, the temptation to fuel growth by hiring new talent is almost irresistible. The hiring path is especially compelling for hot growth companies; they are inherently attractive employers and can afford new resources. But before calling the recruiter, perhaps you should consider how completely you are using the resources already inside of your organization. More

    5 steps to successful work relationships
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    You simply can't have a successful working relationship unless you're capable of and willing to put yourself in each other's shoes when the situation calls for it. It's a powerful and necessary tool in every business and management process that matters, from negotiating with customers, your boss or a hiring manager to hammering out goals, plans and budgets between members of a management team. More


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