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Does Your Culture Reward the Lazy Brain?
No matter what product or service you sell, says Edward Hess, you must be in the business of learning, and build a culture where lazy thinking is snuffed out and big thinking is encouraged and rewarded.
ABB  Chooses new Chairman
ABB Chooses New Chairman

ABB (IW 1000/107), a provider of power and automation technologies, announced on Dec. 18 that its Board of Directors unanimously nominated Peter Voser to succeed Hubertus von Grünberg as Chairman.

This action was taken as Chairman Hubertus von Grünberg and Michael Treschow decided not to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors.

NAM's Chad Moutray: Why Manufacturing Optimism is Rising [VIDEO]
What is ahead for US manufacturers in 2015? NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray offers his forecast for the manufacturing sector.
Strong Manufacturing Production  Predicted for 2015 2016
Strong Manufacturing Production Predicted for 2015, 2016
Over the five-year period from 2015 to 2019, the MAPI Foundation forecasts an average annual increase of 66,800 manufacturing jobs.
Muscle Up - and Lose Weight in the Process
Do you need to lose a few pounds? Okay, enough said. Dr. Brett Osborn has some tips on losing weight and building muscle the safe way.
transformational leadership
Pop Quiz: Assess Your Transformational Leadership
Are you exhibiting the leadership characteristics that lead to a high performance enterprise? This short assessment tool may point you in the right direction.
NAM Chad Moutray Interview 3Q 2014

NAM's Chad Moutray discusses the 3Q 2014 Survey results.

'All Aboard' for Navy includes 3-D Printers
3-D Printers on the "High Seas"
Secrets of Successful Onboarding: Michelin's Sherie Burdett on Employee Retention
Investing in a year-long onboarding process has helped the tire maker keep employees, save money and motivate their workforce.
U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges in Fourth Quarter
US Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges in Fourth Quarter
Industry group MAPI points out there was a three-month net loss of 40,000 to 100,000 manufacturing jobs.
Muted Outlook for Europe in 2014 Says Industry Group
Muted Outlook for Europe in 2014 Says Industry Group
MAPI is predicting GDP growth for Eurozone in 2014 to be between 0.5%-1%.
NASA, Boeing Collaboration Proceeding
Boeing this year will wrap up Phase 2 of its NASA-funded Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (Sugar) project, through which it has developed a low-drag truss-braced wing concept.
Will Airbus Launch a New Airliner to Compete with Boeing's 777?
Airbus has serious challenges after Boeing launched its new twinjet-derivative family of airliners at the Dubai Airshow in November and reports orders and commitments for 259 aircraft worth $95 billion.
Does Manufacturing Deserve Special Treatment in the President's Speech?
Factory jobs are far and few between and will not return to former levels.
Walmart Funds Efforts to Bring Manufacturing Back to US
The company will provide a $10 million fund for a five-year program in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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