Best Practices for Video Conferencing

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The rapidly spreading coronavirus, or COVID-19, is creating havoc among business travelers, conference planners, workshop facilitators and trainers. Even travelers to countries not dealing with travel restrictions are trying to make sense of evolving company travel policies. Global meetings and conferences are being canceled. CERAWeek, the largest energy industry gathering with delegates from 80 countries, […]

The CEO Roundtable and Quarterly Earnings Statements

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The recently revised, released and re-tweeted mission statement by the Business Roundtable promises to prioritize stakeholders among (not above) shareholders. That is, the needs of communities, employees, and suppliers are as important as those of investors.  More than a few critical articles suggested a “wait and see” approach, to see if the manifesto is more […]

Our Cups Runneth Over

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Last year, my husband and I committed to a more ‘minimalist’ life, and undertook a massive purge of material possessions. We sold, donated, recycled and tossed half of our household items. During the three month process, each item was under scrutiny. The process inspired us to consider global issues like circular economies — where does […]

Who you callin’ “soft”?

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When people talk about the “future of work” they often divide the important skills sets into two categories — hard skills and soft skills. The hard skills including coding and, well, coding. The soft skills are everything else, like problem-solving, self-awareness, resilience, and communication. Some of these fall under a larger umbrella of emotional intelligence. […]