There’s a common saying:
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; Watch your words, they become your actions; Watch your actions, they become your habits; Watch your habits, they become your character; Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
Women in Energy Need to Step Forward
There are few women in energy to begin with and even fewer women in leadership roles, but times are changing. Research shows that companies struggle without women in leadership; those which make a point of recruiting female...
Extreme pressure. There’s nothing more terrifying than the deep uncertainty that comes when things go wrong. And it shows. That pressure starts to manifest in your life and in places you never thought possible.
If your family is anything like mine, the holiday season is a non-stop rush from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. It’s great – but I try to make time to reflect, just the same.
I have been at BP 35 years as what we call...
Although traditions vary, many of us will be gathering with
friends and family to give thanks in the coming weeks. If you’re like most
people, family will be the first thing you express gratitude for. Things like career,
money, spirituality, friends, health, and home round out the list of things
Companies that cultivate optimism come out on top in lots of
ways. Research from
Gallup shows optimistic people more engaged, successful, healthy, and happy
that their pessimistic counterparts. Plus, it aids in creativity and perseverance
and impacts morale.
The trait isn’t necessarily ingrained in people either.
Mentorship is impactful to the mentor and mentee.
Regardless of accomplishments, everyone
should find a mentor. Having the right person in your corner can give you
new insights, expand your knowledge, and help you take career advancement steps
that will get you where you want to...
If your organization doesn’t have a returnship program, it’s missing out. While “returnship” is a trademarked term, and has been since 2008 when Goldman Sachs ran its inaugural ten-week program for people who wanted to return to full-time work, the methodology is everywhere now.
Are you considering returning to work after a leave of absence or thinking about taking leave, but have worries about what you’ll return to, or if you’ll be able to return at all? These are valid concerns, particularly in the energy sector.
A couple of weeks back, I talked about the secret to having it all; how we, as women, can have it all at work and in our personal lives. The response to this piece was overwhelming. People reached out to tell us about what having it all...