Dow Chemical’s CEO on Running an Environmentally Friendly Multinational

Harvard Business Review

Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, discusses the 120-year-old company’s ambitious sustainability agenda. He says an environmentally driven business model is good for the earth—and the bottom line. Liveris is one of the CEOs contributing to Harvard Business Review’s Future Economy Project , in which leaders detail their company’s efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Download this podcast. Sustainability Audio

John Butman: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

John Butman is founder and principal of the idea and content development firm Idea Platforms, Inc. and author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). He has worked with leading consultancies, CEOs, and senior executives of major companies including members of the Fortune 50, […].

The Drucker Difference: Complaining about uncertainty? Get over it

First Friday Book Synopsis

I agree with Peter Drucker that no business, regardless of what the federal government does, can expect much control over the major forces shaping the world. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine “The Drucker Difference” series. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and [.].

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Black Belts" Brad Power Business Process Management (BPM) Chemical company Air Products four process improvement "religions" General Electric Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts Kaizen Lean Lean "senseis" Lean Enterprise Institute Michael Hammer Motorola Shell Oil Six Sigma the Toyota Production System Toyota Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Arlene Johnson on why even a dynamite strategy without effective execution fizzles

First Friday Book Synopsis

Indonesia) Koch Chemical Group Lockheed Martin Sinequanon Group Southern Methodist University Success Mapping: Achieve What You Want.Right Now Arlene Johnson has just launched a new website that combines her own material with material from different sources. I urge you to check it out by clicking here.

0808 | The Science of Creating High Performance Companies with Paul Zak

LDRLB

Leadership Podcast leadership culture performance chemicalPaul Zak is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Book Review of “Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era”

The Practical Leader

Some of the 20 companies in the “low” category included Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon Mobil, News Corp, Dow Chemical, and General Dynamics.

What Leaders Can Learn From Teflon

Kevin Eikenberry

This chemical now has a growing list of uses based on its [.]. PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene was discovered on April 6, 1938 by Dr. Roy Plunkett at the DuPont research laboratories and it was patented in February of 1941.

Planned Addiction: Based on A Narrow View of Ethical Responsibility

Leading in Context

Chemicals that alter the brain and other human systems are still frequently being used in food and drink in place of natural ingredients, even though research is showing that they cause major harm to human health. Some of those chemicals alter the brain's ability to signal that the stomach is full, leading to inability to control cravings.

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Physical chemistry engel solutions pdf

C-Level Strategies

redox control of arsenic mobilization in Bangladesh groundwater” Lead hydrogen arsenate was a common insecticide on fruit trees, chemical warfare agents: toxicity at low levels. Hydrogen peroxide production is also increased, Such as wood preservation, 1760 by Louis Claude Cadet de Gassicourt by the reaction of potassium acetate with arsenic trioxide.

Skeeters

Execupundit

My wife bought some all-natural repellant whose labels assures you it doesn’t contain all these mean nasty chemicals, which is your guarantee that it won’t work at all. Jamee Lileks is enjoying the summer in Minnesota: Sitting outside and regretting it. Skeeters. After the rains of this week, they rose in clouds to roam the land, skeletonizing small children and squirrels, leaving behind sacks of skin sucked dry.

2016 Deming Prize Winners

Deming Institute

Maruwa Electronic & Chemical (Japan). Naotake Okubo, Executive Advisor, Sekisui Chemical. The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2016 Deming Prize winners.

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Doomsday Disneyland

Execupundit

The reason -- they were going to be pumping actual toxic gas into the building to simulate a chemical attack

Meet Instigator Linda Freeman

Lead Change Blog

in Chemical Engineering at the University [.]. Posted in Leadership Development Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. Recently we featured an interview with Rev. Linda Freeman, who began her career as an engineer with the U.S.

World's Most Expensive Substance

LeadStrategic

I once worked with a catalyst —in a chemical manufacturing process—called rhodium. It was expensive. In fact, it was approximately 10x the cost of GOLD. Yep, really! But rhodium is nowhere near the most expensive substance in the world. The winner? frontpage

Leaders: Treat Them Like Adults and Watch What Happens

Linked 2 Leadership

A Chemical Reaction Just like in history, any dictator is often undermined [.]. What is it about management that turns some good managers into nannies? Sometimes the role of a manager or team leader has morphed into something resembling a hall monitor. The problem is this: The more the restriction, the greater the tendency to rebel.

World's Most Expensive Substance

LeadStrategic

I once worked with a catalyst —in a chemical manufacturing process—called rhodium. It was expensive. In fact, it was approximately 10x the cost of GOLD. Yep, really! But rhodium is nowhere near the most expensive substance in the world. The winner? frontpage

Need Emotional Control?

Deep Imprints

That was the day I started to get control over these crazy things we call chemically-induced emotions. “If it’s everybody else, it’s probably you.” ” One day I suddenly realized that it was not possible that EVERYONE in my life was against me.

Two Presidents, a Pope and Leadership Clarity

Next Level Blog

response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, I started thinking about writing a post on the points along the spectrum of clarity in leadership. A couple of days ago, in the wake of the zigs and zags of the U.S.

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

The New York Times : UN sees video evidence of chemical attack in Syria. Wally Bock : How to have a more creative team. The trailer for " The Walk." Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens. The trailer for " The Driver." Michael Rubin on Thomas Friedman and Iran. The trailer for " Coco Before Chanel." Althouse : Rahm Emanuel, Spike Lee, and Chiraq. Political Calculations reveals his political leanings. FutureLawyer on the thrill of changing watch faces.

Scott C. Whitaker on completing successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Industry experience includes healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, gaming, hospitality, chemicals, oil & gas, industrial manufacturing, retail and consumer durables. Scott Whitaker is a Partner with Global PMI Partners and has been involved in dozens of mergers and acquisitions totaling nearly $100 billion in value.

Building Blocks for a Customer-Centric Culture

Lead Change Blog

We were meeting with the CEO of a successful chemical company. Known for good service, the company’s leadership recognized that remarkable service was vital to their competitive advantage. Price and product quality have, for this industry and many others, become mere table stakes. “We We know we are going to have to change many of our practices [.] Author information Chip Bell Chip R.

The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Health Resolution

Michael Lee Stallard

By Michael Lee Stallard and Katie Russell. Are you working on a New Year’s resolution to be healthier? Tis the season for diets, gym memberships, and locating the running shoes that somehow got buried under a pile of other items in the deepest recesses of your closet (we won’t judge).

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

CoolTools : Chemical light sticks. Jalopnik : Jarring video of a go kart accident. The trailer for " The Secret Agent." Michael P. Maslanka : Do vacations, long or short, really refresh and restore ? The trailer for " Looper." Anderson Layman's Blog : A photo of two protesters. The trailer for " Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." Journalism and religion : What the Chick-fil-A boss said. The trailer for " Edison, The Man." Dog bites man : Political prejudice at Yale.

Our Moral Guidance System

Coaching Tip

Could a single molecule—one chemical substance—lie at the very center of our moral lives? Research over the past decade suggests that a chemical messenger called oxytocin accounts for why some people give freely of themselves and others are coldhearted louts, why some people cheat and steal and others you can trust with your life, why some husbands are more faithful than others, and why women tend to be nicer and more generous than men.

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Red Lines and Policies – A Last Resort for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

response to Syrian chemical weapons dominates this week’s news. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. The U.S.

Leadership Death Spiral

The Leadership Advisor

They find their way by using receptors to follow a chemical trail left from the ant in front of them. Occasionally, an ant veers off course and begins to walk in a circle as it looks for food or the chemical trail.

Data Tells and Stories Sell

The Recovering Engineer

At the time, I had a degree in chemical engineering, and I had just completed service as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. To help me understand, one of my mentors shared technical data with me that described all sorts of chemical and physical concepts of polymers.

How Successful People Create Their Own Future

Great Leadership By Dan

Every time you learn something new, your mind physically and chemically changes.” – Joe Dispenza Where we place our attention and focus defines who we are.

Leading through the Identity Paradox

Great Leadership By Dan

His corporate clients have included AARP, Dow Chemical, Fidelity Investments, Lockheed Martin, Maytag, National Geographic and State Farm Insurance. Guest post from Larry Ackerman: Change, and the need to keep pace with it, has been a dominant leadership challenge for at least three decades.

The Invisible Human Errors That Nobody Notices

Strategy Driven

Fungal spores, chemicals and smoke can be harmful to human health as they create what is called indoor air pollution. Human error is everywhere and often difficult to avoid without implementing the proper tools.

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8 Ways To Design a High-Trust Culture

Leading Blog

Paul Zak, the author of The Trust Factor , has shown that “when someone is tangibly trusted by a stranger, the brain synthesizes the signaling chemical oxytocin” and “ the more trust one is shown, the more the brain produces oxytocin.” T RUST BEGETS TRUST.

Make Habits, Not Rules

Great Leadership By Dan

More than once, I've seen rules and laws in social systems (such as businesses and societies) being compared to mathematical rules and natural laws in physical and chemical systems. In social systems, it is the habits of people, not laws and procedures, that can best be compared to the rules and laws in physical and chemical systems. Guest post from Jurgen Appelo: I recently ordered a fruit salad in Raleigh, NC.

Why Great Leadership Requires the Courage to Accept Pain

Great Leadership By Dan

Formerly the Vice President of Leadership Development for a global oil, gas and chemicals inspection company, Angela also serves as principle consultant for the firm Invested Leadership.

10 Reasons to Forgive a Colleague This Holiday Season

N2Growth Blog

Forgiveness reduces stress – It’s a proven fact, forgiveness lowers blood pressure reduces and the production of the stress-producing chemical Cortisol in the blood stream. The holidays are a great time for reflection.

Data Tells and Stories Sell

The Recovering Engineer

At the time, I had a degree in chemical engineering, and I had just completed service as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. To help me understand, one of my mentors shared technical data with me that described all sorts of chemical and physical concepts of polymers.

It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

I worked at a chemical plant in the early Eighties. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. – Inigo Montoya, character from the movie, The Princess Bride. It was a great day when the personnel department changed the name on the door to human resources.

5 Ways Physical Health Impacts My Total Life

Ron Edmondson

I don’t know all the chemical reasons exercise jars the mind, but I know the impact. I recently starting writing periodically for Pastors Today through Lifeway’s blog. This is one of my first posts. 5 Ways Physical Health Impacts My Total Life.

Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Formerly the Vice President of Leadership Development for a global oil, gas and chemicals inspection company, Angela also serves as principle consultant for the firm Invested Leadership, a training provider.

What Neuroscience Reveals About Creating Better Leaders In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

But it is its chemical signature of cortisol (the stress hormone) and oxytocin, a hormone that affects amongst other things, the regulation of trust and fear in the brain that is of greater interest. The following is a guest piece from my friend, author and Forbes columnist, David Amerland.

Leaders: Tame the Brain’s Fight-or-Flight Response and Give Helpful Feedback

Great Leadership By Dan

The task of giving feedback triggers so much fear and trepidation that brain cells rush from the frontal cerebral cortex where the brain’s reasoning ability is coordinated toward the emotional parts of the brain where cortisol and other emergency chemicals are shot off to fight or escape the feedback “enemy.” Less and less negative associations will be present to trigger fight or flight brain chemicals.

3 ways you can beat stress

Chartered Management Institute

Dr Malcolm Carruthers, a clinical and chemical pathologist says “Stress is not a bad thing, in the right amounts it can be the spice of life. Stress is a part of everyday life. But it’s a question of how you deal with it.” So whether you thrive, survive or suffer with stress heres three ways you can beat stress on your own. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Leadership Caffeine: How to Cope With Organizational Alchemists

Management Excellence

Instead of the medieval pursuit by alchemists of a magical chemical conversion process to change one element into another, modern practitioners are focused on the magical and easy transformation of people and organizations from one level of performance to another. The modern-day practice of alchemy is only metaphorically about the search for a method to turn lead into gold.