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EPA Finalizes Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014 to 2016 and Biodiesel for 2017

As follow-up to my June 23rd blog, on November 30th, the EPA issued the volume requirements and associated percentage standards for conventional and advanced biofuels for 2014, 2015, and 2016 in the United States. The volume requirement for biomass-based diesel,

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IHRDC is Moving the Flipped Classroom from the University to Our Industry

A new form of learning is sweeping through the US higher education system in response to recent discoveries of how students learn best. A few weeks ago I visited Penn State University, where I taught for four years earlier in

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Helping Your Audience Become Better Listeners: Two Keys for Delivering a Memorable Message

Don’t take offense, but your audience does not hang on your every word when you deliver a business presentation. Research shows that people’s minds wander about every 22 seconds — no matter how powerful the message. One reason is because

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Are We Trained to Win Community Support in the Fracture Stimulations Debate?

In every impassioned debate there is aseed of truth hidden within the rhetoric from both protagonists. I have been working on Tight Gas Projects for more than 30 years and have assisted with mentoring and training Subsurface Engineers and Planning Teams

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Emotional Intelligence is More Important than IQ

Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) was popularized by Daniel Goleman with his groundbreaking research that defined EI and discussed how it can be applied in the workplace.  However, many people see the word “emotional” in the title and turn away.  Yet, EI

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