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Wrapping up the 6th Cycle, Ready for the Next
October 30, 2019
Wrapping up the 6th Cycle, Ready for the Next

The next phase of NACD Responsible Distribution® starts in January 2020, drawing a close to the 6th Cycle of the three-year mandatory verification program. Although there are no wholesale changes planned for the seventh iteration, the next cycle will continue to build on the achievements of the past three years.

By Matt McKinney, NACD
Duke's Communications Course Speaks for Itself
October 16, 2019
Duke's Communications Course Speaks for Itself

Clear and effective communication is absolutely vital for the modern chemical distributor. In collaboration with Duke University, the Communication for Leaders Program now gives NACD members the opportunity to hone their presentation skills, refine their executive presence, and learn how best to deal with those tough discussions in the workplace.

By Matt McKinney, NACD
Is a Lack of Team Diversity Holding You Back?
August 24, 2017
Is a Lack of Team Diversity Holding You Back?

In an industry sector primarily made up of small businesses facing tight profit margins, it is critical that companies streamline inefficiencies and constantly look for ways to be doing things better. Of course, sometimes that means you have to look at the numbers to see where you can shave costs and boost revenue. Sometimes you evaluate individual employee performance and make adjustments. But increasingly, it means you should be taking a look at the makeup and composition of your team. 

By Matt McKinney
Stay Informed with NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Provider Blogs
June 21, 2016
Stay Informed with NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Provider Blogs

Did you know many of NACD’s Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers have blogs and other resources on their websites to provide you with the information you need to run your businesses more effectively?  From environmental law to workplace safety to the latest regulatory requirements and much more, these providers offer up-to-date information on issues that impact the chemical distribution industry. Below is a list of some of the resources these companies offer - I highly encourage you to check them out!

By Matt McKinney