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  • Crisis Communications Tips for Leaders

    April 8th, 2020

    During crisis communications, many businesses are unsure how to best communicate with customers, and what they should say.  Here are our top recommendations for how to successfully engage your customers during this time of uncertainty.

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  • Dispersed Work Teams? How's it Working Out?

    April 6th, 2020

    Now that several weeks have passed, it would be interesting to hear what good practices have emerged.  From my discussions with colleagues and experience working virtually for the last 5 years after 35 years of corporate office life, here are a few efficient ways of working as a virtual team...

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  • Prepare Now to Succeed in the Next Normal

    April 6th, 2020

    So, we recommend that you and your colleagues take a few minutes each day to reflect on what you are observing and learning – about how you do what do and how your audiences are doing what they are doing.  Capture these thoughts fully and carefully – easily done with today’s technology,...

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  • What's Up With You? It May Be Grief

    April 6th, 2020

    While originally born from work on the death of a loved one, what we have learned is this same cycle of emotions applies for any loss or change. Whether death, the loss of a job, the furloughing of colleagues, or the loss of access to a fitness facility, all bring about similar waves of emotion.

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  • Fundamentals of OE #7: Establish Clear Lines of Ownership & Accountability

    October 12th, 2018

    Summary: Ownership and accountability are critical to operational excellence, primarily to your ability to continuously improve A lack of accountability can set you into a spiral of continuous change, create redundant controls, add cost to your improvement efforts and hold back innovation To...

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  • People Are The Most Important Asset Asset, Part 3 - Walking the Talk

    June 22nd, 2018

    People Are The Most Important Asset Part 3 - Walking the Talk I have spent my entire career working in the upstream oilfield environment and have found people to be a critical success factor in every company in which I have come in contact. In my last two posts on the value of employees to a...

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  • People Are The Most Important Asset, Part 2 - Employee Expectations

    June 15th, 2018

    People Are The Most Important Asset Part 2 - Employee Expectations I have spent my entire career working in the upstream oilfield environment and have found people to be a critical success factor in every segment in which I have worked. In Part 1, I commented on the reasons why people are the...

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  • People Are The Most Important Asset, Part 1 - Reasons

    June 8th, 2018

    People Are The Most Important Asset Part 1 - Reasons It is common to hear companies talk about how people are the most important asset. It is just as common to hear workers talk about being frustrated in their jobs and mistreated by the companies that employ them. Every company needs assets,...

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