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On Your Mark. Get Set. LEAD!

By Randy Disharoon Statistics Don’t Lie The vast majority of today’s middle and upper management are Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). Over the next 10 to 15 years, most of those positions will be vacated. The next generation to step up to leadership is the X Generation (those born between 1965 and 1980); however, the X Generation ...

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Preparing for 2020

By Kathryne A. Newton, Ph.D., Purdue University It’s often said that you just can’t find loyal employees anymore. I agree, you can’t find them… you have to build them. That’s just one of the ways that the new generation of employees is different from yesteryears. We are no longer in an era where all a manager has to do is ...

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Customer & Employee Engagement

The Pacesetters are a networking group representing emerging leaders from the supplier network of MHEDA. The Pacesetters are Josh Smith and Linda Anlauf of WPRP Wholesale Pallet Rack, Brian C Neuwirth of UNEX Manufacturing, Adam Wray of Nashville Wire Products, and Eddie Murphy of SpaceGuard Products. Here, they answer questions regarding challenges in engaging customers and employees today. How do ...

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Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership

This year’s MHEDA Convention Keynote Speaker, Platon, is perhaps the most experienced story-teller in the world. He has worked with every living American President and has had more personal sittings with world leaders than anybody in history. He has shot portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire and GQ. ...

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Ask A MHEDA-NET Group: Rising Healthcare Costs

“What are you and your organization doing to combat the rising healthcare costs?” Michael Vaughan, Chief Financial Officer, Liftech Equipment Companies, Inc. East Syracuse, New York Over the course of the last 15 years Liftech Equipment Companies has tried several different programs to curb rising health care costs ranging from traditional indemnity programs to being self-insured to high deductible plans. ...

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Planning Is Bringing The Future Into The Present

By Liz Richards, MHEDA Executive Vice President “Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein Alan Lakein, an author on personal time management, is credited for that quote, and to me it embodies the essence of why strategic business planning is so critical. Your MHEDA Board of Directors has ...

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Training and Engaging Technical Talent

Four distributors discuss how they onboard technical talent By Steve Guglielmo When an employee joins a company, it can take a while before he or she is completely comfortable. Not only do new employees have to learn their responsibilities in their new position, but they also must learn the nuts and bolts of the company. What is its culture? What ...

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The Off-Season

By Walter Bond How many people do you know who are glued to ESPN every day, watching the same highlights over and over again? The industry of professional sports is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been embraced worldwide. Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Wayne Gretzky and others have become household names, even to non-sports buffs. Sometimes they are ...

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