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

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.

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.

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.

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).

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Cleaning The Cubicle Walls in Your Office

Strategy Driven

Chemicals are often a concern of customers because of health and breathing issues. When was the last time the cubicle walls in your office cleaned?

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?

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.

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.

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?”

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Brief History of Quality, Part 1 – “Time has no divisions to mark its passage…”

Deming Institute

On several occasions in my 30+ years of employment in the aerospace industry, I have witnessed industrial chemicals in full use right up to their respective expiration dates, and then banned from use and tagged for immediate disposal with the passing of the expiration date.


Izell Leadership

Compared to when we frown, we do not enjoy the same neurotransmitter chemical feelings. When we smile we smell different because a smile stimulates the secretion of endorphins and serotonin which produce feelings of energy and happiness.

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.

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.

The Advantages of Private Label Products

Strategy Driven

For example, if you run an agricultural business and your customers are interested in purchasing wetting agent chemicals, private label products allow you to focus your efforts on marketing while ensuring your customers receive top-quality goods from a more specialized manufacturer.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Addicted to Wealth

N2Growth Blog

So in order to feel better (or so they think) the physical and emotional actions of pursuing wealth causes their brain produce enough dopamine (a chemical mood enhancer) to numb their pain. By Grant Wattie. President, N2Growth Australia. Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher.

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.

Without Clear Values, You Are Probably Losing Business

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The nice gentleman spraying my son with chemicals was guided by his personal values of courtesy. Can everyone in your organization explain each of the values and how they personally act on them?

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