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March 26, 2013
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  News Roundup 
  • NRC's Ostendorff to tour Ga. reactor construction project
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner William Ostendorff will tour Southern Co.'s Plant Vogtle in Georgia to monitor the construction of two new reactors at the site. NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane was supposed to visit the site but canceled after falling ill. Ostendorrff will be accompanied by Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., on the tour. The Augusta Chronicle (Ga.) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Management & Leadership 
  • Why Douglas Conant left his comfort zone to save Campbell Soup
    Former Campbell Soup CEO Douglas Conant had to shed his natural introvert after he took over the corner office. Turning around a struggling company required clear, personal communication designed to challenge the status quo and reinvigorate Campbell's corporate culture. "People aren't mind readers," Conant says. "I had to go out on a limb and talk about my vision for going forward in an uncomfortable way." HBS Working Knowledge (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Is your very existence a threat to your employees?
    By simply existing, bosses psychologically threaten their workers in fundamental ways, says David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute. Leaders have higher social status and greater autonomy than their employees, and that imbalance, left unchecked, can demoralize and demotivate workers. "A smart boss will notice this and do all sorts of things to try to fix it," Rock says. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Japan lifts no-entry zone designation of Fukushima town
    The Japanese government has lifted the no-entry zone designation for the town of Tomioka in Japan's Fukushima prefecture. The move will allow some residents to return to their homes and begin cleanup activities. Tomioka is the eighth area to secure redesignation from the government. The Japan Daily Press (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Westinghouse tops Czech nuclear tender in initial rankings
    Westinghouse Electric is leading a tender in the Czech Republic for the construction of new reactors, the company said, citing findings from CEZ. "We've just learned from CEZ that we're ahead in the tender and very proud to be considered" to assume this project, said Danny Roderick, Westinghouse's president and CEO. Rosatom is the other bidder in the tender. The Wall Street Journal (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit."
--François de la Rochefoucauld,
French writer

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