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PPMA Annual Salary Survey

Participate in this year's salary survey! For more than 15 years the PPMA has conducted a survey of exempt positions commonly found in pulp and paper companies in our membership.  In 2011, PPMA surveyed 29 such positions. The survey results are provided to survey participants by the middle of September in time for developing salary projections and budget justification for the following year. If you are interested in participating, please let us know!


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The Steelers have beaten the Cleveland Browns, so the football season must be officially underway. And with it, another "stealer" has taken up residence in the workplace: fantasy football. A stealer of hours from employers is what many bosses believe fantasy football is. 

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Preparation for effective leadership begins with 5 simple rules   

The Roman philosopher Seneca believed that we are able to create our own fortune. "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" he famously said. A leader's responsibility is to help their organization and the people they serve to grow and prosper – this is how you earn serendipity. Successful leadership is the ability to create and sustain enough momentum to assure that the marketplace and competitors don't pass you by. This requires leaders to prepare for the future, while equally staying on point with the present. 


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Dick Kendall, PPMA Executive Director recently conducted training at FutureMark Manistique for 30 members of their management team. Dick developed the one-day training session around the theme “212°…the Importance of the Extra Degree.” Topics covered included: developing leadership skills to deal with change, the dynamics of change, communicating effectively, and effective team interactions. Dick has conducted training at several PPMA member companies over the past several years.

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