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. Unless you want to spend huge amounts of money on different types of equipment, you need to pick a fairly narrow niche for your chemical manufacturing business. Storing Chemicals.

Dow Chemical’s CEO on Running an Environmentally Friendly Multinational

Harvard Business

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. Pauls’s two decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rain forest of Papua New Guinea. All this in a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork.

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. Department of Energy in 1986 after completing her M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and a B.S. Leadership Development instigator interview

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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Cleaning Habits For A Greener Office

Strategy Driven

Green offices are designed to use less energy, use fewer chemicals, and create a more sustainable environment than more traditional office environments. If you do your cleaning yourself, look for cleaning products that are: Free of any potentially harmful or hazardous chemicals.

Real Leaders: Rachel Carson Seeds the Environmental Movement

Harvard Business

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

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.

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. You know PTFE as Teflon – the non-stick coating used on things like pans, griddles and grills. Leadership Learning Personal Development leadership development Super Bowl

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, OK, maybe you didn’t remember). That idea is a powerful one, but by itself doesn’t prove the point in the title of this article. If you look at the dictionary […]. The post How Leaders are Catalysts appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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.

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.

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. Whether it is from lack of sleep (the toddler years…followed by the teen […]. Coaching Leadership balance emotions encouragement energy expectations goals hard times pain purpose stress

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. Anchoring one end of the spectrum is the last U.S. President, George W. One of the seminal moments in his presidency was when he said at a press conference, "I''m the decider and I decide what''s best." It doesn''t get much clearer than that.

Why London Businesses Should Think About Making the Switch to Green Cleaning

Strategy Driven

A common misconception is that green cleaning products just don’t work as well as chemical cleaners. It is also a frequent error that people believe you need harsh chemicals to kill germs and bacteria. As individuals, we know the importance of being as green as possible.

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. There companies were awarded the Deming Prize this year: Ashok Leyland, Pantnagar Plant (India). Toyota Motor Kyushu (Japan). Here is a blog post on a 2006 visit to the Toyota Motor Kyushu plant by Mike Wroblewski (read the comments on the post also).

The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Health Resolution

Michael Lee Stallard

Research shows that feelings of connection affect neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine), hormones (chemical messengers that travel throughout the body including adrenaline, cortisol, oxytocin, and vasopressin), and enzymes that affect chromosomes (such as telomerase). By Michael Lee Stallard and Katie Russell. Are you working on a New Year’s resolution to be healthier?

The Importance of Cleanliness in Your Manufacturing Facility

Strategy Driven

With a variety of nooks and crannies for the dust and dirt to settle in, hard-to-clean equipment and machinery, and chemicals and particles in the air, a broom and dustpan just will not cut it. Manufacturing facilities, regardless of what product you’re making, can get extremely dirty.

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.

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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. A FTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS on September 11, 2001 and on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Major General James Mattis needed to connect with every member of the 1st Marine Division. He writes, “I limited myself to one page they could carry with them, a message reconciling ferocity toward the foe with abiding concern for the innocents caught on the battlefield.”.

Technology Altering The Food Packaging Industry

Strategy Driven

Oxygen is an extremely reactive element, and many chemicals react readily to it. We have come a long way from packaging our food in leaves and skins, but in many ways, we have created more problems than solutions. The packaging industry is responsible for a great deal of pollution and waste.

Communicate Effectively to Influence and Lead


The body responds to these emotions by reducing stress hormones and increasing endorphins, also known as “feel good” chemicals. To communicate well, is to be understood and to understand. Communication is key to effective leadership. In fact, it is integral in much of our lives.

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?”

Which Firefighting Job Should You Choose?

Strategy Driven

If chemicals are involved in a fire, these technicians have the proper equipment and training to handle it safely. Firefighting can be an exhilarating career, filled with plenty of opportunities for advancement.

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.

Are these Sacred Cows or Trojan Horses??

Lead Change Blog

Dopamine is our bodies’ pleasure chemical. Like me, are you fascinated and yet irritated by the mythology that surrounds modern working practices? . By mythology, I mean that growing collection of words and phrases describing working practices that have long lost their true meaning. . Some examples . If you are not sure what I mean, here are a few examples.? . Balance: ?Disguising

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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. Lieberman and Long contrast the “future-oriented dopamine” with “present-oriented chemicals, a collection of neurotransmitters we call the Here and Now molecules… [which] include serotonin and oxytocin, endorphins and endocannabinoids. … As opposed to the pleasure of anticipation via dopamine, these chemicals give us pleasure from sensation and emotion.”

Key post-Brexit tax and customs changes

Strategy Driven

In terms of industries, Brexit has the biggest impact on the automotive, food, computer, machinery and chemical sectors. The financial, political and tax world in the European Union has changed for good.

Cleaning During The Pandemic: What Is The New Normal In Cleaning Your Business Spaces?

Strategy Driven

When wearing safety gloves, it’s important to remember that they’re meant to protect the wearer against exposure to chemicals or toxins in the environment. Disinfecting is not all about putting chemicals onto surfaces.

Future Manufacturing Trends Your Business Needs to Know

Strategy Driven

This is because of the variety of activities that are involved in the business, such as transporting goods, producing energy to run machinery, chemical reactions when working with raw materials, and waste in the production process.

Tips To Improve Safety And Good Health In The Workplace

Strategy Driven

Other workplace hazards to look out for are chemical and safety hazards. When it comes to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, prevention is better than cure. A safe workplace contributes significantly to your business’ performance and, consequently, your reputation.

How To Ensure A Safe And Healthy Workplace For Your Employees

Strategy Driven

You should look for things like trip hazards, electrical hazards, and chemical hazards. A safe and healthy workplace is essential for the well-being of your employees. Unfortunately, many businesses do not take the necessary steps to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

How is 3D printing revolutionising the packaging industry?

Strategy Driven

They can be remodelled many times by heating without causing any chemical change. Its surface is treated with manual labour or chemicals for the desired shape. Packaging and transporting the product is as important as manufacturing it.

Finding A Conscious Career That Provides Total Job Satisfaction

Strategy Driven

Watching your seeds transform into produce bearing plants without the need for any harmful pesticides or chemicals that kill off insects in their millions inspires a happiness like nothing else can, and many people will flock to your farm to buy your natural fruit and vegetables.

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.

How To Make Your Restaurant Eco-Friendly

Strategy Driven

Humus is a better alternative for crop fertilization since some chemical fertilizers harm plants and decrease yield. Becoming eco-friendly may appear difficult due to the number of adjustments required in your daily restaurant operation.

Pipe Bending Across the Industries: 6 Practical Applications

Strategy Driven

The pipes used in these industries must be able to withstand extreme environments and exposure to chemicals, which places some limits on the types of materials they can use to fabricate bent pipes. Pipe bending is a metal machining process used to form pipes into permanent shapes.

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. Thankfully, most of our problems are simpler than the President’s, but the Syria puzzle exposes the risk of one leadership tactic–leaders who draw red lines are likely to get stained in the process. We draw these lines for a variety of reasons but mostly because it’s easy.

How to build a carefully considered health and safety strategy for your business

Strategy Driven

This might include first aid items particularly relevant to your business, such as treatment for chemical burns. It is estimated that you will spend more of your time in your place of work than in your own home.