Each new year brings with it the opportunity for a fresh start, a clean slate, and giving thought to what might unfold over the next 12 months. Whether you're setting goals for your business or yourself, it's important to have a plan. There is a well-worn but still useful...
Ben Lewis was helping his crane operator dismantle another oil rig when he heard a loud snap echo across the drilling site. Turning, he joined workers scurrying to the other side of the rig. "That's when I saw the crane boom collapse," he said.
A former CNBC-TV business commentator calls it "one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. fossil fuel renaissance." Recent reports from the Energy Information Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey have gone on record that Central California...
Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations, whether for board rooms full of executives, auditoriums at conferences or classrooms full of students. Verbal information is vital, but how we present that information can determine how much an audience...
Many people believe that leadership means getting out there and telling people what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The true goal of leadership is to make yourself unnecessary.
The very concept of humility can make us queasy. In this self-promotional era of social media flaunting and positive thinking, to be humble can seem at best to put us at a competitive disadvantage, at worst, to seem hollow. As Jane Austen put it, "Nothing is more deceitful...
Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup, said it many times, and he did again in a recent interview: "Successful leaders should treat their leadership as a craft to be carefully honed and ever improving." Leadership as a craft is an interesting attitude to adopt.
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