5 Things To Remember When Starting A Chemical Manufacturing Business

Strategy Driven

A chemical manufacturing company is a potentially very lucrative business idea, however, it does require a lot of initial investment. That’s why you need to think carefully about it and make sure that you know exactly what is involved in setting up a successful chemical manufacturing business.

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

How Leaders are Catalysts

Kevin Eikenberry

In your mostly long-forgotten chemistry class, you learned that a catalyst is a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected. (OK,

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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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.

To Overcome Bottlenecks, Consider Why You Want to Grow

CEO Insider

When I was a chemical engineering student, they appeared in my fluid mechanics equations. Most executives think of bottlenecks as obstacles. But I think of them as inflection points. Throughout my career, I’ve encountered bottlenecks in many forms.

A World Gone Social

Lead Change Blog

This impacts our brain chemistry and releases cortisol (the fight-or-flight chemical) because we feel threatened, and compromises our ability to think, innovate, and perform well at work.

No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.

Leading Blog

Chemical attack, treachery, and use of the innocent as human shields can be expected, as can other unethical tactics.

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.

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.

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).

BUILD AN A-TEAM: Introduction, Being the Kind of Boss People Love to Work For

Strategy Driven

The Rocket Chemical Company had a small lab and just three people, but they could see a major opportunity in front of them. In San Diego, California, in 1953, a new startup set its sights on the Space Age.

Addicted to Your Smartphone, To-do List or Busyness?

Michael Lee Stallard

To put it simply, neurotransmitters are molecules that behave as chemical messengers in the brain. As opposed to the pleasure of anticipation via dopamine, these chemicals give us pleasure from sensation and emotion.” Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Real Leaders: Rachel Carson Seeds the Environmental Movement

Harvard Business Review

How one woman, armed with a pen, took on some of the world’s most powerful chemical companies. Leadership Sustainability Communication Audio

Mary Schaefer: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Lead Change Blog

She has served in a variety of roles in chemical plant, office, IT and lab environments.She has taught HR topics at both Delaware Technical & Community College and Wilmington University. Posted in Character Based Leader Book Check out this great interview with Author, Mary Schaefer: Chapter Title: ”Why is Character-Based Leadership Important?”

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.

Be Conducive to Learning

Lead Change Blog

Steve Shifman, CEO of Michelman (a fast-growing specialty chemicals company), told me the need for a learning organization is an absolute essential: “Otherwise the bell curve shifts to the right with today’s rate of change and our knowledge base slides toward the average middle.”

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.

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.

5 Office Etiquette to Live By

HR Digest

An excessive amount of smell can cause “multiple chemical sensitivity.”. An excessive amount of smell can cause “multiple chemical sensitivity.” Avoid foul & offensive language in the workplace.

2018 Deming Prize Winners

Deming Institute

Naotake Okubo, Executive Advisor, Sekisui Chemical. The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2018 Deming Prize winners. Nine companies were awarded the Deming Prize this year (last year 2 companies received the award): Aiphone Co., Japan).

Fond Farewells: Remembering Bill Latzko, Tom Nolan, and Bill Ratcliff

Deming Institute

A chemical engineer by training, Dr. Latzko spent most of his career in quality control as a manager, consultant, and educator. Canada, and Europe including chemical and automotive manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and social services.

Pultrusions Explained – Their Benefits And More

Strategy Driven

They also have a high level of corrosion resistance when they are subject to various corrosive environments and chemicals. Pultrusion products are used for a huge number of different applications.

Creating a Personal Protective Equipment Strategy for Your Business

Strategy Driven

Every business should have a personal protective equipment strategy in place whether staff sit at a computer or handle toxic chemicals. In light of recent events, this strategy is ever-more important, and there will be a range of extra things to consider protecting your workforce.

Workers’ Compensation

Strategy Driven

For example, repetitive stress injuries and chemical exposures may cause job-related injuries and illnesses. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance companies purchase to pay for injuries or illnesses their employees get on the job.

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.

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.

What are the Best Green Business Ideas?

Strategy Driven

Organic food has seen an increase in popularity due to the fact that organic farmers are focused on providing their clients with food that has been grown using methods that protect the environment, such as avoiding the use of chemicals and pesticides, as well as genetic modification.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Immune-Boosting Fruits and Vegetables to Add to Your Grocery List

Strategy Driven

These studies have identified the sulforaphane chemical found in broccoli to be a powerful tool when it comes to supporting the immune system. The food you eat has a significant influence on the overall functioning of your immune system.

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.