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Leadership Transition Is a Process Not a Transaction

The conclusion of ISA’s annual Fall Leader’s Meeting tends to signal that the end of the year is approaching and it’s time to begin preparing for a new one. At ISA, an important part of preparing for a new year is preparing for leadership transition. Each year, numerous Society leaders fulfill their leadership obligations and […]

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Take Advantage of the Opportunities at ISA’s Fall Leaders Meeting

The ISA Fall Leaders Meeting (FLM)—which will get underway later this month in Tampa, Florida—brings ISA leaders together to assess the state of the Society, consider strategies and actions to improve operational results, conduct training sessions for new leaders, plan for leadership succession, celebrate achievements, and promote fellowship. For the seasoned member and/or leader, it […]

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A New and Different Direction for ISA

The classic definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things you have been doing and expecting different results.  At some point, you have to nudge things along in an attempt to affect a change and move in a positive direction. Last month, ISA’s Executive Board decided it was time to change what we […]

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ISA is Changing

ISA recently made some big news in automation training. One of ISA’s most important and popular courses—Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M)—is now available in a modular format. Instead of purchasing the entire course at once, you choose only the topic or “module” of online training content that meets your specific needs, budget, […]

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Shaping the Future of Our Profession and Association

In a few days, an event will take place in two American cities that will play an important role in encouraging high school students to pursue careers in engineering and automation. The 2017 FIRST® Championship – an annual celebration of young people’s passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – will take place 19-22 […]

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ISA Needs to Change, but How?

As you’ll recall, I stated in my February post that ISA’s long-term value and success depend on our ability to embrace change and become:  more flexible, more adaptable, faster to market, and less reactive. So how do we move ahead and work to achieve these change goals? First of all, driving organizational changes begins at […]

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