Volume 90 Issue 45 | p. 39 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: November 5, 2012

American Chemical Society Leadership Development System Sustains The ACS And Tomorrow’s Workforce

By Amber Hinkle, Larry Krannich
Department: ACS News
Keywords: acs, leadership

Simply possessing a strong technical background is insufficient for chemists to remain successful in today’s workforce. Our ability to lead, engage others, and collaborate to achieve our own goals and those of others in our organizations is essential. While the importance of chemical scientists developing these leadership and business skills is nothing new, three current workforce trends make possessing these skills more important than ever:

◾ Chemists are working increasingly on diverse, multidisciplinary teams, and . . .

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