How to Get People to Take Your Deadlines Seriously (Without Being Rude)
A few strategies that can help to make your coworkers understand the urgency of your deadlines.
Pervasive Thinking: Overcoming Omnipresent Larger-Than-Life Thinking So You Can Thrive
Pervasive thinking blocks all of your triumphs and narrows your vision, so that all you can see is a core trigger. How do you turn the thought from becoming an unsolvable problem and approach it as a problem-solution statement?
How Clouds Form Over the Oceans: A Story About Multidisciplinary Collaboration
SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director Trey Shaffer shares an interesting story on how collaboration led to an amazing science discovery.
Complex vs. Complicated: High-Performance Teams Lead in the Complex Information Age
In the current complex information age, while organizational ranks and tiers will still be required, a rigid hierarchy and absolute centralized decision making slows down execution and stifles adaptation in teams.
Which Soft Skills Can Help Young Professionals Succeed in Megaprojects?
The chance to work in an industry megaproject is a rare opportunity. These projects are exciting, fast-paced, and dynamic. Besides solid technical skills, which other skills will young professionals need to be successful in these projects?
Getting to the Next Promotion
How to prepare yourself for your next promotion by how you act, dress, behave, and interact with others.
Engage in Networking and Realize Your Dream Job
Effective networking can be helpful in career advancement. This article provides some tips on how to network effectively and why it is important.
Navigating the Oil and Gas Industry: Soft Skills Needed Along the Way
Technical skills aren't sufficient for success. Professionals also need to acquire the soft skills that will facilitate their growth within the industry.
Excelling in Your First 10 Years: Ten Life Lessons
Ten life lessons to help you excel—now and for the rest of your career.
Ethics and Integrity Matter in the Workplace, Part II
Ken Arnold points out how easily we can all behave unethically from time to time and describes a number of ethical dilemmas.
Ethics and Integrity Matter in the Workplace, Part I
The first of a two-part discussion of how ethics and integrity matter in the workplace.
The Power of Small When the Small Is Really Big
Breaking a big goal into smaller tasks can be a powerful way of accomplishing big things without being overwhelmed.
How to Advance One’s Career, Manage One’s Team, and Become a More Successful Leader: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Young professionals can use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to improve their leadership and communication skills.
Work/Life Balance in the 21st Century
What is work-life balance, why is it important, how things get out of balance, and how to come back to an equilibrium state.
Persuasive Technical Presentations
The authors provide practical suggestions for improving your presentations to management so that your research contributions are more likely to be supported.
The Importance of Hard Work
Cajetan Onu, senior reservoir geologist, Total E&P UK, talks about the importance of hard work.
Dealing With Difficult People: You Can React or Respond
We all have choices about how to handle difficult people at work. Sometimes our old patterns of behavior in dealing with hard-to-manage people may limit our thinking and thus, our effectiveness. It is essential to revisit our choices before we are in a crisis or a time-bounded reactive situation.
Superior Leadership With Advanced Innovation
Adel Anwar, management consultant, focuses on effective thinking and superior leadership.
Systems Thinking in Learning Organizations
Systems thinking, sometimes called the "fifth discipline", is a way for teams and individuals to look for changes that will provide long-term improvements.
The International Language of Teamwork
Catherine Hick, Managing Director of TMS Development International, promotes a common framework for teamwork across geographic and cultural boundaries.
Competing in the Global Market: The Influence of Culture
The pace of globalization, despite its critics around the world, continues unabated. This reality raises increasingly pressing management issues for multinationals engaged in today’s complex and rapidly changing environment.
Elements of Creativity
Creativity is not a single or simple process. It includes several key elements that, when combined, result in a new and innovative product or process.
Radical Steps To Control Your Time, Life, and Success
Bill Robb of Profit Improvers takes a contrary position on the importance of meetings and other facets of daily work life.
Can We Reach Agreement? Managing Conflicts, Their Causes, and Consequences
Why conflicts often occur on the job, and how to overcome them.
Hints and Tips on Presenting Technical Papers
Andrew Lambert offers hints and tips on presenting technical papers.
Dare To Decide: The Trials and Tribulations of Decision Making
Understanding the rationale behind the decision-making process can help you identify the importance of the issue, issues behind the “real” issue, and what really needs to happen to get things done.
How To Write Technical Papers and Journal Articles
Ron Dusterhoft, Halliburton, and Jim Giddens, Valley Forge Technical Information Services, offer a primer on writing solid technical papers.
You Cannot Avoid Communicating
The rudiments of speaking and listening in personal and group settings.