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November 14, 2018
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Written Limited Warranties and Energy Performance
Written limited warranties are exceptionally good tools for defining the expectations of buyers and sellers regarding a product up-front. However, manufacturers and sellers should be aware that it is critically important to limit risks through carefully crafted warranty language and the use of effective disclaimers. Read More
Deadline Approaching: WinDoor and IBS Product Previews
The deadline for both the WinDoor and IBS product previews is fast approaching. WinDoor exhibitors should click here to submit an entry by next Wednesday. IBS exhibitors must also submit materials by Nov. 21; click here to participate in the Builders’ Show product preview. Submit a Product 
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Harvey Building Products Acquires Northeast Building Products Corporation
Western Window Systems Announces Impact-Resistant Option for Series 7000
Quanex Promotes David Hill to Sales Manager
Housing Affordability Edges Lower in the Third Quarter
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The Talk

By Liz Weber

If you had the opportunity to work for yourself, would you? This question has been popping up in conversations with several clients lately. It’s come up during a board strategy session. It’s been discussed during coaching calls. And, it’s come up while discussing the challenges of working in a multi-generational workplace. 

It’s so easy to point out the mistakes of team members, and to criticize performance or what some may perceive as a lack of “ownership.” Instead, take time to view the environment and circumstances within which employees are expected to perform. Consider working in the environment they deal with every day, with the tools and support management provides them, and the (perhaps) limited information and feedback they receive. Consider whether there is regular mentorship and/or targeted training. 

Every successful leader I’ve had the opportunity to work with through the years has realized that without a talented, dedicated and loyal team, business can be very hard. It’s harder to attract and retain customers. It’s harder to shift to meet customers’ needs. It’s harder to keep up with the ever-changing needs of the marketplace. Read More




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