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

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Later, when I worked in the oil and gas industry, bottlenecks appeared as geological obstacles to extraction. […]. Related posts: E.S.G. 2020 has arrived with a Bang!! Here’s what you need to know.

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.

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.”.

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.

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?

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. The aerospace industry was producing incredible new technology – missiles and rockets that could fly farther than any had before – but that technology had a major weakness: it was all made of metal, and metal rusts. Hi there!

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?”

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. A 2007 study published in the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal by Yehuda Baruch and Stuart Jenkins of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, groups swearing into two types: social swearing and annoyance swearing.

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.”

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.

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).

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.

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.” In my last post ( Learn About Learning ), I talked about the importance of learning how adults learn, so that we might better craft true learning and growth environments in our workplaces.

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.

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.

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. Early in my career, I worked in the plastics industry as a process and product development engineer.

Hacking Leadership

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. All leaders have blind-spots (or gaps), which often go undetected for years or decades.

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. Dear Deming Community, Please join us in honoring the lives of these three men, who made countless contributions to the Deming community and society at large. We were enriched by their presence and are honored to have known them.

Bringing your dog to work can promote wellbeing and productivity

HR Digest

In celebration of International Dog Day, we’re digging into some of the perks of bringing your dog to work.

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.

4 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Stainless Steel Table for Your Business

Strategy Driven

Chemicals and dyes that would permanently stain other surfaces will generally leave no marks on stainless steel. Equipping a business appropriately often proves to be one of the most important steps of all.

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. Early in my career, I worked in the plastics industry as a process and product development engineer.

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. Then came the hard work of making good on the implications of that change. Why I became an advocate of human beings at work. I started out as an information technology professional.

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. They allow us to think back and review the past year and appreciate all of things that we can be thankful for. They also allow us to consider some of things that didn’t go so well this year and determine opportunities for improving them.