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The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

09

Oct 2015

The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

Whirlpool Corporation, Beacon Health System and the University of Notre Dame formed an innovation partnership named iVia with the mission to “Build a Better World Through Innovation.” Through this partnership they have instituted 2 offerings centered on their mission: a Certified Innovation Mentor ( program (CIMp) and an annual innovation conference called Innovation – Perspectives from the Front Lines. You may be thinking what does...

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Graduates in Cap and Gown --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

10

Jun 2015

Advice to My 21 Year-Old Graduating Self

Life for a 21 year-old in 1995 was very different than it is today in terms of securing a position, but many things are still the same. Fear. Excitement. Trepidation. All relevant and relatable across any generation of new graduates, regardless of whether you graduated in 1995 or 2015. For some, finding a job is compounded by leaving the nest…officially, where you actually have to...

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The “how” may be more important than the results

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May 2015

The “how” may be more important than the results

This past winter, I participated in an incredible three-day experience with members of our Bearings Team to further explore their employer brand: “Making small parts, Making a big difference.” The Bearings event was organized to bring this mantra alive by looking at the personal impact we can make viagra sous ordonnance. This was accomplished by looking through three different lenses: How do I make a...

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350 Years of Hard Work, Dedication and Experience

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May 2015

350 Years of Hard Work, Dedication and Experience

Here at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics we are thrilled to be a part of a company with so much history, pride and accomplishment. Saint-Gobain has been making products that make lives better and easier for 350 years now. We made a list of “350 Things that Saint-Gobain is Older Than” to try to wrap our heads around just how long 350 years is. Although it’s entertaining...

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Anticipating the Future

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May 2015

Anticipating the Future

Do you think only about today? Do you find yourself looking at the current opportunities, data crunching and/or reacting to immediate situations (crisis management extraordinaire)?  Most us of spend our time working on and thinking about the next 1 – 3 years. We don’t think much about the future – why worry about what you don’t know, right? I would encourage you to take a...

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Take Your Child to Work Day 2015

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Apr 2015

Take Your Child to Work Day 2015

Last week PPL decided to take on something new and try our first ever Take Your Child to Work Day. We planned a fun activity filled day so that kids could learn more about what their parents do every day, our awesome company and products. The kids got to learn about our Finance team, what World Class Manufacturing means to SGPPL and a little bit...

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PPL Advice to INSEAD Students

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Apr 2015

PPL Advice to INSEAD Students

Last week, I had the opportunity to go to Fontainebleau, France, to speak to some INSEAD MBA students about my experience so far at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. This was quite a special occasion for me because I graduated from INSEAD just 16 months ago, and this was my first return to the campus and to a very special place in my heart. The event was...

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Tell Me Everything That Puts Your Mind At Ease

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Mar 2015

Tell Me Everything That Puts Your Mind At Ease

I heard that quote recently and it kind of took me by surprise. I’ve always loved listening to people’s stories and gleaning some sort of insight into what makes people love what they do, what makes them tick and why they are where they are today. People have very fascinating layers; you just have to take the time to talk to them. I’ve always been...

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Is Happiness Worth Striving For?

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Feb 2015

Is Happiness Worth Striving For?

As we come to the time of year for annual appraisals, reflection and setting new goals, I was contemplating what had the biggest impact on me last year. It was in two areas: Carpe Diem – seize the day. Death of my mother-in-law, sudden serious cancer for my sister (treated with a long chemotherapy), and cancers in a friend (treated by surgery but then serious...

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Keep Calm and riPPLe On!

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Feb 2015

Keep Calm and riPPLe On!

rip●ple: verb \’ri-pƏl\ 1: to flow in small waves 2: to move with an undulating motion or so as to cause ripples 3: to have or produce a ripple effect I’m an east coast girl, so when I hear the word ripple, it makes me think of the ocean and good times I had with my friends down at “the wall” (the sea wall, that...

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