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Christopher Hughes Joins Reyco Granning

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Christopher Hughes joined Reyco Granning as the new vice president of finance. He previously served as chief financal officer at Builders Firstsource, as well as Reliant Worldwide Plastics. Hughes also was vice president of operations for Smith System Manufacturing Company. In his new Reyco Granning role, he replaces Tracy Carll, who the firm promoted to vice president of supply chain and information technology.

Clark Ponthier Joins Union Pacific

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Union Pacific today named Clark Ponthier senior vice president-Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement, effective May 29, 2018.

Ponthier will be responsible for purchasing, strategic sourcing, industrial engineering activities and continuous improvement. He brings 30 years of experience in broad supply chain, manufacturing and engineering at Fortune 500 companies.

Totango Appoints Mark Fordham as VP Customer Success

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Totango, the leader in Customer Success solutions for the enterprise, today announced the addition of Mark Fordham as VP Customer Success. The company is continuing to experience substantial growth in the enterprise market and recognizes the need for a strong advocate and leader to guide customers successfully through their journey.

Mark has held a number of global customer success leadership roles at Central Desktop (iMeet Central), Premiere Global Services, and ReadyTalk. He helped those organizations design, implement and scale to numerous Customer Success teams across multiple regions. Mark was also an early adopter of Totango and has been a client for 5 years. His extensive experience driving Customer Success impact is invaluable to the Totango team.

 

Kent Norton New Chief Technology Officer at Omnitracs LLC

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Omnitracs LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions, has appointed as chief technology officer KENT NORTON, who comes from the safety and productivity solutions segment at Honeywell as a technology and engineering leader. He is joined by GREG NELSON as Omnitracs’ new chief commercial officer. Nelson most recently led global sales at Masergy. Omnitracs recently welcomed RAY GREER as chief executive officer, and Norton and Nelson will assist Greer with the company’s plans to launch the unified, SaaS-based software platform Omnitracs One.

Pain Plus Reflection Equals Progress

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Article Found on:  www.fs.blog

Our most painful moments are also our most important. Rather than run from pain, we need to identify it, accept it, and learn how to use it to better ourselves.

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Our images of learning are filled with positive thoughts about how we learn from others. We read memoirs from the titans of industry, read op-ed pieces from thought leaders, and generally try to soak up as much as we can. With all this attention placed on learning and improving and knowing, it might surprise you that we’re missing one of the most obvious sources of learning: ourselves.

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Two New Vice Presidents Hired at Great Dane

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Great Dane has appointed two new vice-presidents of manufacturing: AXEL GROS and JIM STEVENSON. With more than 20 years of transportation industry experience, Gros has been with Great Dane for five years, serving as director of manufacturing over five of the company’s trailer manufacturing facilities, which he will continue to oversee. Stevenson has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, global lean transformation, production systems, quality management and operational management. In previous roles, he was responsible for managing remanufacturing and fabrication facilities, leading production quality programs, and guiding lean transformations at more than 40 facilities.

Lamb Weston Promotes Mikes Smith

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Lamb Weston, supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products, announced that MIKE SMITH, senior vice-president, growth and strategy, will now head its Foodservice and Retail Business Units. Smith, who has been with the company for more than 10 years, succeeds ROD HEPPONSTALL, who is leaving the company to become chief executive officer of a publicly traded food company.

Warning! Stay Out of the Waters of ‘Watch Me Swim’ Leadership

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Article Written by Scott Cochrane

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader?

This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities.

For children in the pool it’s cute. For leaders, it’s a problem that can undermine their effectiveness because:

It appears self-serving
It erodes trust in followers
It diminishes respect among other more secure leaders

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Warning! Stay Out of the Waters of ‘Watch Me Swim’ Leadership

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Article Written By:  Scott Cochrane

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader?

This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities.

For children in the pool it’s cute. For leaders, it’s a problem that can undermine their effectiveness because:

It appears self-serving
It erodes trust in followers
It diminishes respect among other more secure leaders
As a leader, you can coach members of your team to avoid the “Watch Me Swim” trap, by first recognizing these early warning signs…

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How Hunger Pangs Can Make Nice People ‘Hangry’

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Article Written By:  Angus Chem @ npr.org

Hunger can trigger cruel words from kind people.

A starved dog lover might fantasize about punting the neighbor’s Chihuahua that just will not shut up. A puckish but otherwise nice person might snap at a friend, “Bring me the freaking cheesesteak before I flip this TABLE!”

They are, in a word, “hangry,” or irrationally irritable, upset or angry because of hunger. But how hunger turns into hangriness is a mystery, says Jennifer MacCormack, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in psychology and neuroscience, who wanted to understand the phenomenon. “The mechanism isn’t clear on how [hunger] affects your emotions or the exact emotional processes,” she says.

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