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As 2011 comes to a close, NACD would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide the readers of NACD ChemBytes a look at the most-accessed articles from 2011. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 5.


Top 100 chemical distributors
ICIS Chemical Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
July 28, 2011: ICIS is offering its latest edition of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors — a global listing of companies critical to the chemical supply chain. This is the second year of the rankings, and this time sales are broken down by geographic region. The tables rank leaders by geographic sales rather than by where companies are headquartered. The regions are: North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. More

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Flattery: Silent assassin of many leaders
N2Growth.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 6, 2011: Leaders who place their need for adoration and acclaim above serving the needs of others are high value targets for those who would abuse the misplaced trust given to them, writes Mike Myatt. The power that comes with a leader's ability to positively influence others is only trumped by the power given away as they are adversely influenced by others, Myatt says. More



Valuing your most valuable assets
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 13, 2011: The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which has been polling at least 1,000 American adults daily since January 2008, shows that people have felt worse about their jobs this year than any previous year. Why the disconnect? In talking to employees, and analyzing nearly 12,000 daily work diaries, Harvard Business Review has identified at least one cause: Managers don't know how to show people that they are valued. In fact, they often unwittingly do the opposite. More

Are you more innovative than you think?
Innovation in Practice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 20, 2011: You may be surprised to find many of your products and services conform to the five innovation patterns of Systematic Inventive Thinking. If so, it means your employees are predisposed to use innovation patterns when developing new products. If your company is predisposed to innovation, this article offers five steps to ramp up performance. More

The ultimate measure of marketing success
Duct Tape Marketing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 27, 2011: For most businesses the primary measures of marketing success are more sales, more profits and greater brand recognition. What if, however, the real goal was to build trust? What if marketing decisions were made with the best interest of the customer community first? What if the ultimate measure of marketing was a committed customer? More



3 great ways to shake up the workplace
Refresh Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 3, 2011: If your employees are tired of the same ol' same ol' at work, now may be the perfect time to shake up your workplace and make some changes for the better. Try making renovations, fixing outdated policies and procedures, and declaring a "no meeting day" for starters. More

Small business optimism is back
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 10, 2011: The fledgling economy can knock us down, but small business isn't having it. Small business optimism leaped 20 percentage points in October, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard, which measures payroll data of 35,000 small businesses across the country. This, despite the fact that small business hiring has been flat or down for over a year. More

8 reasons your employees don't care
BNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sept. 8, 2011: Employees don't automatically perform at higher levels if wages are higher because commitment, dedication, and motivation are not based on pay. No matter how high the salary, if you treat employees poorly they won't care — about their jobs or your business. More

Do you have to let an employee go to jury duty?
FindLaw    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 13, 2011: As an employer, jury duty can be a hassle. It can make you miss work if you get called to serve. Not to mention it could make a key employee absent from their post if the government chooses them to sit for jury duty. What are the legal ramifications if an employee gets called away on jury duty? What should you know as an employer? More

5 things your business should never pay for
Duct Tape Marketing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sept. 28, 2011: There is a never-ending list of things businesses must purchase in order to grow. It's just a fact, and that fact is exploited by plenty of folks that want to sell you things that may or may not actually propel you towards growth. But there are five things you must do the right way — and that usually means you should never pay for them. More
 
 

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