Insights: Energy Conflict

Don’t Jump the Political Shark

All policy strategies based on partisanship inevitably become dated and irrelevant, like poor Fonzie when he jumped the shark. Game-changing leaders make their political strategies shark-proof (resilient) by being proactive, bipartisan, measured, and deliberately long-game.

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Good Conflict, Part 2

When we’re in conflict, we want one thing: for our opponents to see the light! And that’s whether we’re arguing with our kids at home about why they should wash those pants on cold or arguing online about the fundamental uses of oil and gas across society.

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Good Conflict, Part 1

In the oil and gas industry, we find ourselves describing public hostility to our work in black-and-white terms, such as “fight for our lives” and “energy wars.” These characterizations serve a purpose: They unite oil and gas workers, give us a sense of shared purpose, and mobilize us to serve as industry ambassadors to the world. But could this kind of black-and-white thinking — which seems to strengthen our collective identity — also lead us to our demise? Now that’s worthy of contemplation.

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What To Watch: Issue #5

Read the first four installments of the “What to Watch” series here. It’s easy to roll our eyes when prominent public figures, from actors to U.S.

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What To Watch: Issue #3

Even Denver, Colorado announced in March 2019 that it would divest from fossil fuels in its $6 billion general fund portfolio. Don’t shrug this news off as

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