Standards sound great, but I see obstacles to their adoption. I’ll outline those this week, and, since no one likes people who complain about problems but never offer any solutions, I’ll share some thoughts on how to overcome these issues. More »
In the year and a half I have been doing this column, I have dispensed A LOT of career advice both in my weekly pieces as well as personal emails with readers, so securing this newest opportunity was enlightening: I was on the “other” side! More »
I fully support any effort to cure any kind of cancer, and it certainly seems the people behind the campaign were well-meaning and sincere when they decided to go ahead with the idea (the mother of one of those involved died of the disease), but set against the oil & gas industry’s ongoing efforts to attract more women, it’s my opinion that the campaign could unintentionally be more divisive than uniting. More »
The message is so important, and the company pushing that message is so appropriate, that I can’t help but be really, really enthused about this latest outreach effort from one particular and very significant player in the oil & gas industry. More »
Being a professional isn’t then just receiving payment in exchange for a service. It represents a state of “being”, a code you set for yourself that encompasses not only expertise in your chosen field, but also striving for to meet the highest standards of moral behavior and personal conduct. More »
I’ve written in the past about my skepticism when it comes to Hollywood depicting the oil & gas industry, and unfortunately I don’t see much reason or incentive for this film to take a different course. More »
The piece I wrote last week on doing more to protect the title of “engineer” drew a really heated response, so much so that I thought the matter merited a follow up post with some clarifications. More »
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