Plummeting Oil Price – What can we learn from tough times ?


Plummeting Oil Price – What can we learn from tough times ?

The current oil price situation is not a new phenomenon for the oil and gas industry. We know that.  Yet, one of our primary challenges lies in how we think in tough times. It is that which will make the difference. Thinking short term is seldom a good option. Regarding problems without seeing opportunity is…   read more >

Better Decision Making in an Ever More Complex World – ADIPEC 2015

ADIPEC conference

Jill presented a technical workshop at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held in Abu Dhabi in November 2015. The theme of the conference was Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World. ADIPEC is now the world’s largest oil and gas exhibition with over 2,000 exhibitors and plays host to 85,000…   read more >

The Secret To Success

The Key To Success for Mergers And Acquisitions – Cultural Due Diligence   Before the ink dries on any agreement is the right time to start planning your cultural integration. This alone will set a path for a successful merger or acquisition. According to a 2013 Annual Bloomberg report,  global M&A activity totalled USD $…   read more >

Build a Reputation Bank – A wise leadership investment

People may not remember what you say, or even what you do, but people will always remember how you made them feel. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to affect another is to extend considered manners. People remember those who are thoughtful, kind and gracious. Speaker, Patricia Fripp once said, “The people who…   read more >

Exemplary Manners Maketh the Leader

Genuine consideration for another is not an act of compromise but rather a powerful demonstration of our purpose. Being true to our essence. It is a sign of substantiated strength and identifiable sophistication. A departure from mere ego into wisdom. The use of considered manners is about our standards and how well we wish to…   read more >

An Act of Trust Creates a Legend

Would you do what it takes to become a World Champion? Learn from an Act of Trust that created a Legend At the age of 18, an unknown burst onto the ballroom dance scene by making the Final of the keenly watched Amateur event at the most prestigious ballroom competition in the world. The famed…   read more >

Lessons for a Successful Merger or Acquisition by Jill Sweatman

There are some important lessons companies who wish to improve their profits, or simply stay in business, cannot afford to ignore. Especially if they are involved in a merger or acquisition. These lessons were brought sharply into focus recently while I was preparing a company for its float. The organisation had plans to expand rapidly,…   read more >

Team Player or Team Slayer

Man blowing fire in a warehouse

Team Player Or Team Slayer? Beware. Some of the people on your team may be holding you back. Ask this tough question. You may be surprised at the answer. Organisational change can be planned and executed elegantly and diligently. Yet the momentum may never seem to get off the ground. Often, this is due to…   read more >