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February 18, 2013
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  • Schedule Marketer Tech Training Seminars
    The Propane Education & Research Council is scheduling its 2013 Marketer Technology and Sales Training seminars. These full-day classes deliver hands-on exposure to new propane products, introduce marketers to local equipment dealers, and let marketers take their new sales skills for a test drive. Learn more about the seminars and get more on each module. Contact Gira Joshi at 202-452-8975 to schedule a seminar. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wisconsin PGA Spotlights Autogas at Spring Convention
    The Wisconsin Propane Gas Association is devoting one day of its Spring Convention 2013 to propane autogas. On March 20, there will be presentations from the Propane Education & Research Council, Blue Bird, ACME Alternative Fuel Systems, Freightliner Custom Chassis and Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath. The convention runs March 20 and 21 in Rothschild, Wis. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 5 keys to building a front-line-focused organization
    Senior leaders who are committed to a front-line-focused organization must establish a vision that puts customers first, respect and encourage insight from front-line employees, and "obsess over talent," among other steps, write Noel M. Tichy and Chris DeRose in this book excerpt. Executives "must imagine what the ideal customer interaction will look like and ask where breakdowns may occur throughout the process, from generating customer awareness to building post-sale relationships," they write. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Want fewer leaks? Stop keeping secrets, says LinkedIn CEO
    Companies that suffer from leaks typically owe their problems to a culture of secrecy, says LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. Hiding information from curious employees inspires them to look for it, and that's the first step toward leaks, Weiner explains. "I've come to learn there is a virtuous cycle to transparency and a very vicious cycle of obfuscation," he says. CNNMoney/Fortune (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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