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Executive Brief - March 15, 2018 - Why Our Brains Fall for False Expertise, and How to Stop It
NAEM Executive Brief March 15, 2018

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge." - Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), English Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist

Why Our Brains Fall for False Expertise, and How to Stop It
Instead of identifying and relying on subject matter experts, people often pay closest attention to the person who talks the most, has the best title, or shows some other proxy of expertise.  The good news is that with the right systems in place, people can be trained to approach problem solving in a different, less bias-ridden way.Read more
Strategy-Business.com

Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: What and How to Measure
Despite decades of intense media and business attention, poor working conditions persist in global supply chains. The first step in correcting poor working conditions is identifying them. Unfortunately, creating indicators tailored to any one supply chain is difficult. Here are five guidelines companies can apply to increase their chances of getting the indicators right. Read more
SustainableBrands.com

Five Key Machine Safeguarding Trends
Advancements in machine safeguarding equipment give employers the potential to significantly impact the way they handle safety while also remaining compliant.  There are five major trends in safeguarding for 2018, which can enhance productivity, lower costs and keep workers safe. Read more
EHS Today

Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning
Four years after the Chinese premier declared, “We will resolutely declare war against pollution as we declared war against poverty”, the data is in. China is winning, at record pace. In particular, cities have cut concentrations of fine particulates in the air by 32 percent on average. Read more
NYTimes.com

What Breaking the 4-Minute Mile Taught Us About the Limits of Conventional Thinking
In business, progress does not move in straight lines. Whether it's an executive, an entrepreneur, or a technologist, some innovator changes the game, and that which was thought to be unreachable becomes a benchmark, something for others to shoot for. That's Roger Bannister's true legacy and lesson for all of us who see the role of leadership as doing things that haven't been done before. Read more
Harvard Business Review

2018 March Madness Predictions
This page has detailed in-game win probabilities and chances of advancing, updating live.  Watch your bracket fall apart right before your eyes. Read more
Five Thirty Eight

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Gina McCarthy to Share Inspiring Vision at NAEM’s Conference for Corporate EHS&S Leaders

April 5, 2018

Safeguarding the environment and protecting public health can go hand-in-hand with business growth, Gina McCarthy says, and on May 16 she will share this vision with corporate leaders at NAEM's 2018 Compliance Management conference in Austin.

To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

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