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The top 5 introvert leadership challenges (and how to beat them)
The top 5 introvert leadership challenges (and how to beat them)
Giving a singular voice to a group of people is hard work. Finding the little things that make people tick and motivating them toward a common goal is equally difficult. Those are big leadership challenges.
Trump takes the complexity out of energy for voters
Trump takes the complexity out of energy for voters
Energy market watchers had been eagerly awaiting Republican candidate Donald Trump's recent appearance at a North Dakota oil and gas conference. Until then, his campaign had been hazy on the details of any energy policies a Trump presidency might bring...
With $50 oil, this US shale company plans return to drilling
With $50 oil, this US shale company plans return to drilling
As oil hovers near $50 per barrel, Pioneer Natural Resources has become more optimistic and is planning for the return of five to 10 rigs, once it is confident the upturn in oil is more sustainable. "I think it is fair to say we're more optimistic ...
Next hot spot for shale drilling? Argentina
Next hot spot for shale drilling? Argentina
Argentina has exceptional hydrocarbon reserves, but politics have greatly affected its development.
The 5 habits of spectacularly successful bosses
The 5 habits of spectacularly successful bosses
As written by Sydney Finkelstein, professor of business at Dartmouth College, "The imperative to innovate is greater than ever, but what should bosses and executives do to amp up creativity? Over the last 10 years, I've studied how the world's best bos...
5 successful leadership qualities to be the leader everyone wants to follow
5 successful leadership qualities to be the leader everyone wants to follow
Being a leader is not as easy task nowadays. There are a lot of aspects that a leader needs to focus upon in order to drive success.
Kilduff: Obama may have done the oil industry a favor
Kilduff: Obama may have done the oil industry a favor
The Obama administration may have done U.S. drillers a favor by holding back drilling on federal land, Again Capital's John Kilduff said.
The future of Big Oil? At Shell, it's not oil
The future of Big Oil? At Shell, it's not oil
At Australia's Curtis Island, you can see Big Oil morphing into Big Gas. Just off the continent's rugged northeastern coast lies a 667-acre liquefied natural gas terminal owned by Royal Dutch Shell, an engineering feat of staggering complexity.
Is this a game changer for the US oil industry?
Is this a game changer for the US oil industry?
A lot is going on with global oil these days, particularly in regards to shifting supply balances around the world.
Shale gas production rising as drillers become more efficient
Shale gas production rising as drillers become more efficient
Natural gas futures have soared since March on speculation that supplies are finally falling after a decade of gains. Production numbers tell a different story.
What happens when you empower employees instead of micromanage them?
What happens when you empower employees instead of micromanage them?
It's difficult to take ownership and focus on being productive with your boss leaning over you, watching your every move. At workplaces where managers demand to sign off on all work orders, employees are often left waiting for approval on several proje...
Oil industry brushes off concerns about France banning natural gas from US
Oil industry brushes off concerns about France banning natural gas from US
The leader of a powerful oil group thinks a possible French ban on U.S. natural gas is an "aberration" in Europe and doesn't anticipate other countries following France's lead. Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroluem Institute, brushed...
Oil producers want US to restrict imports
Oil producers want US to restrict imports
New Mexico and western Texas oil producers are gearing up for a national effort to draw all major U.S. oil basins into a grassroots movement to restrict crude imports from overseas.
Oil well drilling permits rise, offering hope of recovery
Oil well drilling permits rise, offering hope of recovery
At least a few Texas oil drillers seem to think the oil collapse has hit bottom.
Barclays: Oil prices set to peak sooner than expected on supply shortage
Barclays: Oil prices set to peak sooner than expected on supply shortage
Barclays is the latest bank to raise its forecast for medium-term oil prices, saying it now expects them to peak sooner than expected as a supply shortage develops.
Study: Fracking isn't poisoning America's water
Study: Fracking isn't poisoning America's water
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas has essentially no effect on local water quality, according to a study published by scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington. The researchers collected and analyzed private well-water samples...
10 words that kill or boost your credibility
10 words that kill or boost your credibility
The words you use are more powerful than you imagine. Most people greet each other with words that have no power.
The impact of Brexit on the oil and gas industry
The impact of Brexit on the oil and gas industry
The decision by the British people to exit the European Union was for many a surprise and sparked turmoil in global markets. The British pound dropped to a 31-year low, while investors poured money into the dollar, yen and gold. An estimated $2 tri...
Chart: Where next for the US shale revolution?
Chart: Where next for the US shale revolution?
One of the many casualties of the oil price collapse has been U.S. shale. The technological progress which paved the way for the country's energy revolution cannot be destroyed, but the last two years have been devastating for what is still a young ind...
Experts on lifting of the crude export ban: We're all winners
Experts on lifting of the crude export ban: We're all winners
Energy executives representing all sectors of the oil and gas sector believe opportunities lie in the recent lifting of the crude export ban. During a panel session at the KPMG Global Energy Conference, C-suite executives in upstream, midstream and dow...
Oklahoma City company upgrades software design, enabling it to expand despite oil downturn
Oklahoma City company upgrades software design, enabling it to expand despite oil downturn
While most oil and natural gas companies have slashed budgets and many have laid off employees, Reagan Resources this year has doubled its staff and added clients.
Wall Street banking on oil recovery in flurry of shale stock deals
Wall Street banking on oil recovery in flurry of shale stock deals
Stock market investors have poured nearly $13 billion into U.S. oil companies trying to profit from the surge in crude prices, in a sign the market is convinced the worst of the oil bust is over.
Brexit: The outlook for European renewables and UK's energy mix
Brexit: The outlook for European renewables and UK's energy mix
If there is one thing the energy industry hates, it is uncertainty. This distaste for uncertainty also applies to investors in nuclear and renewable energy sources. The political tremors that followed the Brexit vote have left all sectors speculating ...
Animation: Oil imports to the US have shifted dramatically over 15 years
Animation: Oil imports to the US have shifted dramatically over 15 years
While green energy is making inroads particularly at the electrical grid, the majority of energy in the United States is still consumed by the industrial and transportation sectors. Today, it's still true that about 90 percent of all energy used for tr...
The do's and don'ts of a 1st meeting
The do's and don'ts of a 1st meeting
First meetings are awkward for everyone. Names are flying from one end of the room to the other, only to be immediately forgotten. Nobody knows each other yet, and there's no real sense of how the meeting is going to turn out.
The 1 quality that makes a truly great leader
The 1 quality that makes a truly great leader
There's no single quality that makes a great leader. Looking across industries, great leaders have different management styles, demeanors, skills and experiences. However, the one quality every great leader has in common is the ability to relate.
The danger of missing climate change policies in business forecasts
The danger of missing climate change policies in business forecasts
Between 2010 and 2016, the U.S. coal industry was subject to some of the most extremes booms and busts. Expecting a super cycle driven by growth in emerging markets, big players entered risky acquisitions to increase their market shares — in many...
Wyoming economist sees hope for oil industry
Wyoming economist sees hope for oil industry
While Wyoming's oil industry continues to struggle, a state economist says he is seeing some glimmers of hope.
1 quality that makes a great leader
1 quality that makes a great leader
In every organization, there are two types of leaders - office occupiers and real leaders. Office occupiers are executives who dwell in a lavish and much sought-after office, yet do not have any meaningful leadership capacity.
4 easy ways anyone can start developing leadership skills at work
4 easy ways anyone can start developing leadership skills at work
Ever feel like you're at the bottom of a long chain of authority? Pretty sure there aren't enough resources at your company to help you develop essential skills that'll get you moving up that chain? Well, you're not alone.
19 soft skills every leader needs to be successful
19 soft skills every leader needs to be successful
The most successful leaders have not only mastered technical skills, they've also mastered soft skills.