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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 —...

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...