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\r\n Pausing a Few Moments for Reflection – Regina Bailey, Menasha Packaging, Sr. Director of Retail Strategy (3 min read)<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n
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We have reached the time of year when wondering where 2022 went is on everyone\u2019s mind. As we approach the holidays, it certainly becomes a very busy time for all of us, both professionally and personally.  I hope that you will join me in pausing for a few moments to reflect on all that is […]<\/p>\n

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\r\n Navigating Challenges and Pitfalls When Leading People – Stephen Sisti, Infinity Worlds, VP of Sales, Food and Consumables (3 min read)<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n
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In looking back on my career as I transitioned from an independent contributor to a people leader role, I wish I knew then what I\u2019ve come to learn in the nearly 10 years since that time. I, like many others, fell into the typical traps of being a new people leader and thinking I had […]<\/p>\n

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Community involvement brings positive and measurable change to the communities in which we operate and to our businesses.  What makes a community? There is no one answer. For some, a community is a closely connected group of people working towards a common goal. For others, it\u2019s the people you enjoy spending time with.  Regardless of […]<\/p>\n

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One of the things we talk about all the time at L\u2019Or\u00e9al is the power of connection and collaboration and how important they are in sparking innovation and creativity. But connection and collaboration don\u2019t just happen. They require you to build relationships and establish trust, and that requires empathetic leadership. Empathetic leadership can be defined […]<\/p>\n

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Is there an actual or perceived dichotomy between intent and outcome within our recent history? The past several years has provided much in the way of new data to process, while the next few years require applied learnings on the roads back to normalcy. I have recently been considering what new components we should incorporate […]<\/p>\n

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How can someone deliver peak performance while batting their inner demons?\u00a0 The two feel like complete opposites, nevertheless, I want to share my battle strategies on how I have approached the challenge.\u00a0 For most of my life my inner demons have been depression and anxiety. Battle Helmet: Temet Nosce (Know Thyself) For the Fantasy & […]<\/p>\n

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With my military background, I had the pleasure of being a part of some very dynamic teams and nowhere else does teamwork and more importantly, trust, matter more.  In the military, almost every mission requires an enormous amount of teamwork and many times decisions have dire consequences.  Success routinely depended on trusting your own training, […]<\/p>\n

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There\u2019s only 11,316 women in the U.S. that hold Private Pilot certificates. Nearly a decade ago, I decided I was brave (crazy) enough to be one of those women. I tend to seek out challenges – the big scary things that force me to grow much more than is comfortable. Speaking to prospective pilots today […]<\/p>\n

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One of the reasons that I enjoy sports (particularly college football) is because I enjoy watching others achieve joy within their craft. Sure, the excessive self-aggrandizing behavior gets nauseating at times, but by and large I join in with them as they celebrate their successes on the field. I have never met an athlete who […]<\/p>\n

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A rewarding, fulfilling career path: this simple concept is something that most working individuals desire but many never achieve. Why is that? It might be that defining success is unique to the individual. What satisfies one may dissatisfy another. However, in the CPG\/retailer industry, success has traditionally been defined as \u201cclimbing the ladder\u201d and \u201cmaking […]<\/p>\n

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