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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 —...

Why Diversity and Inclusion Programs Are a Must-Have in Corporate America

When only five percent of Fortune 500 CEO’sin corporate America are women, businesses see the writing on the wall. Truly, we need diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs to ensure equality in the workplace. It has been proven that a diversity and inclusion program can create...

Washington wants to know about the energy workforce of the future…

Congress isn't done when it comes to the discussion on the energy workforce.  Katie Mehnert, our Founder and CEO visited DC to testify about the energy workforce the future in February. This week we heard back from Energy Committee Chairman Pallone and Honorable...

6 Ways to Strengthen Leadership Skills

We often hear people described as “born leaders.” While some individuals might have natural tendencies for leading others, leadership is very much a skill you can nurture and develop. Although what defines a great leader has significantly evolved over time, today’s rapidly changing, globalized business world means...

3 Ways to Stop Burnout

Some days you just aren’t mentally as sharp or physically alert as you usually are.  You walk into your office feeling sluggish, tired, and a step behind.

Leading with Gratitude

We’ve all experienced some combination from the leadership grab bag: the dictator, the credit-taker, the best friend, the doormat, and, everyone’s favorite — the micromanager. It’s easy to list all the types of poor leadership in the workplace, but what makes a good leader?

Signs We Don’t Read: Sharp Turn Ahead

I counted my pedal strokes one at a time, down, up, wiping sweat off my brow. One, two, three, four, five… Will this never end? …548, 549, 550! Counting kept my mind focused so I could make...

Kicking Off Your 2019 Marketing Plan

Remember January? Okay, this is the last day, but if you’re scrambling, you’re not alone. Many marketing teams are overwhelmed at the end of the year with last-minute projects, budget spend, and preparing for next year’s campaigns. But there are some critical team- and company-based activities...

Otaku and The Purple Cow – Looking for something special

Marketing and business development are not the same for this industry as they are for shoe industry, or for athletic equipment marketing or food and beverage sales. I learned this back when I first started working for the French Embassy Trade Office. I was...

6 Easy Ways to Stay Energized During Conferences

If you’re attending a conference in the coming weeks, here are a few simple ideas to help you stay energized - both physically and mentally- over the course of the event. Stay hydrated Whether you’ve got an early morning flight...

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