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February 1, 2018

 
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The Real Reason People Quit Their Jobs
SESCO Management
Pay attention to how your managers design employees' work. People don't quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. But engagement survey results told a different story: departing employees said their careers were stymied and their jobs were dull or just not a fit for their lives any longer. And who's responsible for what those jobs are like? Managers.
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Make Your Move™
ASA Advisor©
Avoid locking in costs at the top of the price cycle. Commodity prices will likely peak in the next one to two quarters before decelerating industrial activity leads to some slackening in prices in the latter half of 2018 and into 2019. Log in to MY ASA to access ASA’s latest macroeconomic forecast report for the PHCP-PVF industry.
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Being a Born Entrepreneur Doesn't Automatically Mean You're a Born Leader
Entrepreneur
More often than not, we tend to think of entrepreneurship and leadership as synonymous qualities.

Entrepreneurs are expected to break new ground, be innovative, start something new. It only stands to reason they would naturally take charge of what they've created and lead it.

However, it turns out that the required skills of an effective entrepreneur are almost entirely different from the required skills of an effective leader. As many CEOs of growing companies can tell you, there's a vast difference between creating a business and growing one.

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Time to Check Your Pulse
American Supply Association
Each month, ASA partners with Industry Insights and ITR Economics to compile data from wholesaler members that provides a snapshot on industry performance as well as how it relates to the broader economy. The value of this report is directly related to the number of wholesaler firms that contribute data each month - the greater the number of respondents, the more comprehensive and useful is the report and accompanying analysis. In fact, 2017 had the highest-ever number of respondents per month. The participation deadline for wholesaler members to submit data for the January report is February 12th. Learn more about this FREE and EXCLUSIVE benefit that ASA members frequently use when making key decisions.
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Power Your Potential-Women in Industry Spring Conference
American Supply Association
Discover what makes you great and push yourself forward in business and your career. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra effort. This year's Women in Industry Spring Conference will give you tools to turn your own potential and knowledge into actionable plans that will make you even better. Maybe you saw how rewarding and fun this event has been in the past. Maybe you're curious. After seeing this video, you won't want to miss this year's event. See you in Savannah!
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ASA-U ONLINE COURSE OF THE WEEK

Essentials of Profitable Counter Sales for Wholesaler-Distributors
Essentials of Profitable Counter Sales for Wholesaler-Distributors provides an overview of how counter sales staff contributes to a profitable wholesale distribution operation. The course defines the key role the counter staff plays and includes in-depth treatment of key distribution concerns such as gross sales, net sale, margin, and mark-up. Other critical concerns such as pricing, specific customer needs, and how to deliver exceptional customer service are covered. LEARN MORE
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REGISTER BEFORE IT'S FULL!
American Supply Association
The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2018 marks the 25th year that UID has been serving the supply chain. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

Registrations are coming in fast and the cutoff deadline is approaching. Don't miss your chance to attend UID 2018. The room block and registration officially closes on February 16, so register and book your hotel rooms ASAP, as the block usually sells out before the cutoff date! REGISTER NOW

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Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss
American Supply Association
This week's news: Is the US Steel Industry Becoming Dependent on Russia?

Want to read more from Beschloss? Click here to go to The Beschloss Perspective for a full archive of past articles.

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