Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Three Ways to Show Your Business Values in Uncertain Times

It can be hard to think straight right now, with a plethora of changes that have swooped down upon us all at once—pandemic, working from home, and rapidly changing market dynamics. Fear and uncertainty are powerful movers, but businesses need to focus on facilitating connection right now more than anything else—within...

Showing Up with Intent: Leadership in a Male-Dominated Industry

I recently had the privilege of sitting on the NAPE Summit’s Women in Energy panel to discuss the challenges we face in the industry as women and as leaders. The discussion started by acknowledging that NAPE attendance itself is only 15% women. As we moved on to...

Introducing Ask Atlas & Athena: Get YOUR Most Pressing Questions Answered Here

Pink Petro is introducing a new Q&A column! The title: "Ask Atlas & Athena." Athena is a Greek goddess specializing in wisdom, skill, strategy, and inspiration. Atlas is a Greek titan tasked with carrying the heavens (not the world, as it's popularly misconstrued) on...

How to Lead Through a Crisis of Confidence

We’re all familiar with the traditional business cycle — we have annual targets, quarterly plans, dedicated space for social responsibility, and myriad meetings to stay on track. But businesses also have cycles of change, creating events that can catch us off guard and leave us feeling vulnerable...

A gift by any other name is not the same

Clever holiday gift ideas Think of the best gift you’ve ever received. What made it special? Chances are it was a combination of surprise, thoughtfulness and a personal touch that blew you away. But how do you incorporate these three elements into appreciation holiday...

The Art of Big Relationships

Last month, thanks to my generous organization, Wood Mackenzie, I returned to the UK to continue my leadership development with Future – Engage – Deliver (FED). A series of in-depth workshops with an emphasis on putting learnings into practice and designed to explore the challenges of corporate...

Sex Trafficking is outside your door

We, the oil and gas industry, have been rising up to fight the global boom in labor and sex trafficking, estimated to generate $150 billion annually, and I am one of those using my voice and network to push awareness and action for professionals with the pro...

Energizing the Energy Sector

What your four generations of workers want The energy sector today employs approximately 6.7 million Americans, accounting for 7% of all new jobs created. According to a 2018 study by Mercer Consulting: 83% of energy employees are proud to...

Why the mining industry needs more women

Diverse and inclusive teams are known to be more creative, more innovative and even more profitable. Can the mining industry improve its poor diversity record to future-proof its workforce? Wood Mackenzie's Global Head of Metals and Mining Research, Linda Doku, shares her thoughts. "In...

Cultivating Connection: How to Lead with Introspection

The words “emotional” and “spiritual” may not be the first to come to mind when you think about driving business forward as an organizational leader. But the most successful leaders are able to transition from supervising day-to-day technical operations to engaging with their teams and colleagues —...