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Set Your Sights on ISA’s 2015 Division Symposia

Each year, ISA organizes technical division symposia and conference events at different locations throughout the U.S. These events are dynamic, and provide opportunities for members and leaders to interact with their peers in controlled settings where they can learn about the latest trends in their industries. Over the years, I have attended many different symposiums […]

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How to Select the Right Industrial Network Ethernet Cable for Reliability and Performance

In 2013, the Ethernet cable celebrated its 40th birthday. The once simple cable has evolved into the foundation of modern Internet and global connectivity. Ethernet networking has gained momentum and popularity, penetrating lots of industrial applications, such as manufacturing, power utilities, oil and gas, and transportation. This includes energy-exhaustive machines, such as motor control centers, […]

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ISA Sharpens Its Focus On Achieving Its Strategic Goals

For this post, I want to provide an update on ISA’s Executive Summit, which was held in Greensboro, N.C., 24-25 January 2015. Participants included the 2015 Executive Board members, Assembly Chairs, Strategic Planning VP and VP-Elect, and certain staff. The purpose of the Executive Summit was to bring participants together to review strategic goals and […]

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Listen, Celebrate, Recognize – The 2014 ISA Hall of Fame

Involve everyone in everything… “Wholesale involvement is necessary to engender the level of quality, service, and flexibility required by today’s markets. Intense communication is required to foster that involvement; we must: Listen constantly, congregate, or share ideas/information, and recognize achievement Celebrate –informally and formally–the “small wins” that are indicative of the solid day-to-day performance turned […]

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ISA Recognizes 2014 ISA Honors and Awards Recipients

The 52nd Annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala was held on November 10 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, Mo. The Honors and Awards program provides an opportunity for ISA to recognize outstanding individuals, corporations, and sections and divisions for the contributions they have made to the Society and/or the automation […]

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The Gift – ISA 2014 Fall Leaders Meeting

It seems like just yesterday that we were all very much engaged in the ISA 2014 Fall Leaders Meeting. In case you missed it, this year’s event was held in Kansas City, Missouri at the Marriott downtown. And I personally felt like I was in the midst of what author Gary Harpst calls the Six […]

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From Strategy to Execution – Leading Change

“Great leaders… look outward…at the competition, out at the future, out at alternative routes forward. They focus on broad patterns, finding connections, cracks, and then press home their advantage where the resistance is weakest. They must be visionaries, strategic thinkers, activators. When played well, this is without a doubt, a critical role.” —Marcus Buckingham & […]

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