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Anthony Butler


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Seven Books for Successful Modern Leaders

Jan 24, 2022 4:00:00 AM / by posted in Leadership

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Most people would say that in order to be a successful leader, you must have years of experience and intimate knowledge of the business world. However, modern leaders don't need to fit that mold. They can be anyone – from CEOs to first-time entrepreneurs – as long as they possess the right skill set and mindset. If you're looking to become a successful leader in today's rapidly changing world, here are seven books that will help set you on the right path.

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Are World Wide Shipping Disruptions here to Stay?

Jan 10, 2022 6:00:00 AM / by

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As countries continue to vaccinate people against COVID-19 and provide booster vaccinations to achieve herd immunity, it has become clear that economic recovery will take longer than most people probably expected and, in some cases, much longer. One obvious cause of the delay was the discovery of the Delta variant, and now the Omicron variant.

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"Super" Microbes That Eat Plastic: A Possible Solution for Dealing with Our Massive Problem of Plastic Waste

Jan 3, 2022 6:00:00 AM / by

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Recent research published by several different scientific teams suggests that there is hope for dealing with our problem of plastic waste. More than 300 million tons of plastic waste is generated each year and the issue of "micro-plastics" permeating the oceans is a growing concern.

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5 Advantages of Integrating Motors and Controllers

Jan 1, 2022 5:58:59 PM / by posted in Engineers, mechanical components, Mechanical Design

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Motors and Controllers' roles in advancing and increasing areas of operation are vast. In this infographic, you will find the top five advantages that motors with controllers can have on your company ranging from saving time to saving money.

 

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Homo-Futuris: The Species that Waited for Technology

Dec 27, 2021 6:00:00 AM / by

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The evolution of the human species is accelerating at a pace never before seen in history. We have gone from being hunter-gatherers to farmers, to factory workers, and now we are on our way to becoming cyborgs by connecting not just our anatomy directly with our machines, but our minds.

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New Breakthroughs-Progress in 3D Printing

Jun 29, 2021 2:35:13 PM / by

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The world of 3D printing moves fast, and it's not easy to keep up with the latest developments. Here are some of the stories that have caught our eye in the past year.

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Five Questions to Help You Select the Right Coupling

Jun 22, 2020 6:30:00 AM / by posted in Manufacturing

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Couplings are a simple component that are often overlooked until late in a project which can cause issues. If not given the proper care and attention to detail early, they can become a source of frustration and even failure if handled incorrectly.

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Reshoring Manufacturing

Jun 12, 2020 3:29:04 PM / by posted in Manufacturing, mechanical components, Problem-solving

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“What critical medical components are currently vulnerable to supply chain disruptions, but could be sourced domestically with some prior planning and coordination?”

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Three Tips to Improve Team Performance

Apr 14, 2020 6:45:00 AM / by posted in Leadership

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Every employer expects team members to be self-motivated. “If everyone just did their job, motivation would be irrelevant,” is the old adage. The problem is people are not machines. Their productivity and creative capacity waxes and wanes. Energy levels are different throughout any given day, week, and month. It is not enough to just say do it. The more enlightened, leadership-based approach calls on leaders to take an active responsibility in team performance.

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The Four Traits of Servant Leaders

Apr 8, 2020 5:41:32 PM / by posted in Self-Development, Leadership

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The idea that leaders are the servants of those they lead has been around for centuries. It is ingrained in military leadership doctrine and for the last twenty or more years has gained traction in the business world. Servant leaders, as they were first termed by Robert Greenleaf in his 1971 essay, “The Servant as a Leader,” put the needs of those they lead first.

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