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Global workforce surveys report that
highly qualified, motivated people
choose to work for companies that
build a strong, inspiring culture
and that monitor and address both
workplace culture and climate issues
as they arise. If recruitment and
retention of highly qualified, motivated
people is one your organization's
initiatives, your Leadership IQ ought to
be another. They go hand in hand.

Friendly Service...
Exceptional Results
At a Glance
* Full-service logistics provider
since 1982 in Chicago
* E-commerce, warehousing,
distribution, packaging,
converting and transportation services
* Four affiliated companies:
- Bedford Motor Service
- Logistics Resources
- Midwest Converting
- Bedford Logistics Freight
Brokerage
* Over 6M square feet of space
in 20 facilities nationwide
* 800,000 sq. ft. of Air
Conditioned space
* More than 350 customers
* State-of-the-art WMS with
RF inventory management
* 99%+ KPI accuracy rate
* More than 1000 associates
* Winner of numerous quality,
service and safety awards
* Facilities are AIB, BRC and
UL, Organic Certifications
and FTZ
* Clients include Cargill, Diageo,
Jel Sert, Sun Maid Raisin,
Sunsweet Growers, Nestle,
ADM, Musco Olive, Blistex,
Cumberland Packing, Citgo
and Blommer Chocolate
2600 Internationale Parkway,
Woodridge, IL 60517
Tel: 630.739.6760
mikeholland@midwestwarehouse.com

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Leaders in the early 21st century face
unprecedented challenges. They
must be able to lead three completely
different generations of people, all
with different operating contexts
and outlooks on what work is all
about. Today's leaders must not only
understand their competitors for
customers, they must also understand
their competitors for the talent. 21st
century leaders must have well-honed
human awareness acumen and call on
it moment by moment to inspire, enroll
and engage their employees. These
leaders must understand the systemic
impacts of their company "climate" and
be willing to look deeper to understand
cultural norms that are impeding agility
and innovation. They must have the
finesse to weave the day-to-day task
work into the big picture and inspire
their people to give it their all for the
sake of the mission. Today's leaders
need to understand people at their core
like never before.
Your Leadership IQ relies on your
ability to grow, learn and master new
ways to lead people, and there are
three tenets to consider when boosting
it: Self-awareness, Executive Brain
Function, and Response Agility.
1. Self-awareness
Self-awareness begins with the
curiosity and courage to hear what
works and does not work about your
leadership and the culture that exists
in the organization. Once you become
aware of your competitive talent
advantages and your talent barriers
from the eyes of your people, you are
equipped to take powerful action. Selfawareness allows you to leverage your
talent and intervene when and where

necessary to remove those personality
tics that are in the way of your true
leadership potential.
Culture and climate awareness opens
the door for you to see what is really
going on and intervene in the cultural
norms and barriers that are in the way
of employee engagement, innovation
and synchronicity. When you are
curious and courageous, you begin to
ask the tough questions and hear the
tough answers. When you do this, you
begin to see what "blind spots" may
be hidden from your view and you learn
what you do that sabotages or impedes
your leadership effectiveness.
Self-awareness is the doorway to
emotional intelligence and it gives you
access to real improvement as well as
personal and professional development.
Self-awareness is not always easy. In
almost every case with every human
being, there are aspects of personality
or behavior that have a negative impact
on others, and with an authentic look in
the mirror, an aware leader can begin
to take responsibility for that negative
impact. Being aware of our negative
behaviors, alone, is insufficient. Taking
responsibility for the impact of those
behaviors, asking for forgiveness and
and working to shift those limiting ways
of being is where your Leadership IQ
begins. Once a leader has mastered selfawareness, they optimize their ability to
leverage situational awareness; which
is fundamental to assessing, evaluating
and intervening if need be, in the ebbs
and flow of the climate and culture of
their organization.

Self-awareness is the
doorway to emotional
intelligence and it
gives you access to
real improvement
as well as personal
and professional
development.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018

President’s Letter
Charged Up! Electric Trucks Poised to Gain Foothold In Trucking Industry
The Trucking Industry’s Top 10
Sana Raheem: Taking Risks for Growth
Developing an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy
FSA Annual Conference
Evolution of Logistics: Developing Our Leaders of Tomorrow
Scholarship Winner
Food Shippers of America 2019 John J. Murphy Scholarship
Retail Trends
Rail Update
Industry Forecast
Millennials and GenZ: The Key to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain Workforce
Blockchain: The Technology Soon to Take Over the Supply Chain
Improve Your Leadership IQ
Five Secrets to Find and Keep Top-Notch Talent Without Breaking the Bank
The Risky Six: Six Keys to Shed Fear and Take Smart Professional Risks
Customer Service and Safety are Priorities at Rapidly Growing Lazer Spot
FSA Members
Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - President’s Letter
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 13
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Charged Up! Electric Trucks Poised to Gain Foothold In Trucking Industry
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 15
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 19
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Trucking Industry’s Top 10
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 21
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 22
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 23
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Sana Raheem: Taking Risks for Growth
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 25
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 26
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 27
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Developing an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 29
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 30
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 31
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 33
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 34
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 35
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Evolution of Logistics: Developing Our Leaders of Tomorrow
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 37
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 38
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Scholarship Winner
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 40
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 41
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 42
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Food Shippers of America 2019 John J. Murphy Scholarship
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 44
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Retail Trends
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 46
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 47
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 48
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 49
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Rail Update
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 51
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 52
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 53
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 54
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 55
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 56
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Industry Forecast
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Millennials and GenZ: The Key to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain Workforce
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 59
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 60
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 61
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 62
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 63
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 64
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Blockchain: The Technology Soon to Take Over the Supply Chain
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 68
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 69
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 70
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Improve Your Leadership IQ
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 72
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 73
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 74
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 75
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 76
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Five Secrets to Find and Keep Top-Notch Talent Without Breaking the Bank
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 78
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Risky Six: Six Keys to Shed Fear and Take Smart Professional Risks
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 80
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 81
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Customer Service and Safety are Priorities at Rapidly Growing Lazer Spot
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 83
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 84
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 85
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 86
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - FSA Members
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 88
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 90
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