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November 6, 2012
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  • Global chemical market to see M&A increase next year, analyst says
    Global chemical consolidation declined this year, affected by weak economic conditions in multiple regions and the U.S. elections, said Leland Harrs of investment bank The PrinceRidge Group. The coming year, however, could bring increased deal-making. "The conditions are all there for increased activity. We are just short on the supply of assets for sale. There just aren't enough assets to satisfy demand," Harrs said. ICIS News (U.K.) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why bosses need workers who'll answer back
    Nobody likes back talk, but bosses should actively encourage employees to talk back to them, says John Baldoni. It's more important to hear uncomfortable truths than to have workers try to protect your feelings, Baldoni explains. "The man or woman at the top of the pyramid must work hard to enable people to speak truth to power," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • 7 steps to leading past your fears
    It might be impossible not to feel scared sometimes, but leaders must work through that to keep team members brave and on track, Kevin Eikenberry writes. Among the seven steps he advises taking: "Acknowledge the team's emotions. If the team is scared, let them know it is OK; and be genuine with them about your feelings too." (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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