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July 24, 2013
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The Latest
Associated Materials Planning IPO

The Alside Window Systems parent has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock...read more

 
Online Marketing is More than a Website

As more consumers turn to the Web, window and door dealers need to make sure people can find them...read more 

 
FenestrationMasters Exams Now Available

Certification exams for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries...read more

 
Easy-to-Install Window Trim Options

A supplier of synthetic trim and moulding products overviews basic styles...read more

 
 
More News
Quanex Launches New Website
Milgard Honors Northwest Dealer
What People Think When the Doorbell Rings
WinDoor Inc. Hits Safety Milestone
AMI Sets Dates for Profiles 2014
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen

In a recent Forbes column, Jacob Morgan points out that successful managers of today exhibit five primary characteristics—willingness to enable employees to succeed, a firm grasp of where technology is headed, a desire to lead by example, a commitment to being transparent, and willingness to share company information and market intelligence at all levels of the proverbial food chain. These qualities, the columnist notes, require some old school managers to walk away from their management style of the past in order to succeed today and well into the future.

In the years you’ve been involved with the window and door industry, have you seen management styles evolve? Have your own leadership qualities changed with changing times? How have you prepared yourself to lead a new generation of workers (or if you’re on the younger side, an older generation of workers)? I’d love to hear your story, so please send me an email or post a comment.

Will You Be Attending This Fall's Trade Shows?

Our poll results suggest there's still some caution in the industry, when it comes to investing in trade show attendance...read more 

Of all the qualities a manager should have, the most important in the window and door industry is:
Being tech savvy
Transparency
Leading by example
Commitment to employees' success
Other
 
 
The Outside View
Remodelers Continue to See Increase in Business
From National Association of the Remodeling Industry
June Existing-Home Sales Slip but Prices Continue to Roll at Double-Digit Rates
From National Association of Realtors
Census Bureau Remodeling Data Revisions Out of Sync with Other Market Indicators
From Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

 
 
Recent Introductions

I-Door cutterheads from
Leitz Tooling Inc.

 
 
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