CEO Message

  • 04.03.24

    CEO Business and People Message: Cindy Sheridan

    Bringing out the Best in People

    Open communication. Emotional intelligence. Workplace Culture. We keep hearing these buzzwords as areas that we – as leaders – should place more focus. But how do they really translate? When it comes to action, what should we really be doing to build and maintain a welcoming and successful organization? Since I came onboard as PHCC’s chief executive officer, the folks here at PHCC—National have …

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  • 12.12.23

    CEO Business and People Message: Cindy Sheridan

    Let’s Skate to Where the Puck Is Going to Be

    It’s a given – societal clout shifts from those who are older to those who are younger. Tomorrow inevitably belongs to the young … in terms of purchase power, cultural change, and business success. Ever since PHCC was founded 140 years ago, we have witnessed the beauty of that shift … the next generation learning from the one before it, business owners getting their children involved in the …

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  • 10.09.23

    CEO Business and People Message: Cindy Sheridan

    The Same Old Moves Won’t Cut It Anymore

    Remember the early days of your business? You (and maybe a few key employees) did a bit of everything … meeting with clients, juggling projects, ordering materials, managing workers. It was a game like checkers, played quickly with mostly interchangeable pieces. But as organizations grow in volume and complexity – especially in our industry, with new technology, new regulations, and new needs …

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  • 07.11.23

    CEO Business and People Message: Cindy Sheridan

    What’s The Purpose?

    When everything is as loud as everything else, nothing stands out. Why do we do what we do? What are our intentions? How does our next decision really improve the lives of our members, our employees, our customers? How does it better our organizations? As I’m working with PHCC staff to steer decisions for our association and as you’re making decisions for your business, we really need to ask …

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  • 09.27.21

    PHCC - Staff Awards

    A Year of “Last Times”

    It is amazing that over six years have passed since I began my tenure as PHCC’s chief staff officer and this year has been filled with many “last times.” It’s been the last time for building budgets, preparing strategic plans, visiting corporate partners and sponsors, presenting at chapter conventions, participating in media podcasts, attending Alliance meetings, writing this PHCC CEO Team Brief, and now constructing our face-to-face PHCCCONNECT2021.

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  • 09.13.21

    PHCC - Staff Awards

    Membership Recruitment Reminder

    As the PHCC National team enters into its renewal efforts, membership value needs to be front and center for the upcoming year. While it’s been a major focus area within the PHCC strategic plan, the federation is not growing sufficiently to outpace members who’ve left, in addition to recruiting new members.

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  • 08.27.21

    PHCC - Staff Awards

    Another Active Hurricane Season

    As noted in a recent article in NEFI’s Oil and Energy Magazine, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a high number of Atlantic hurricanes in 2021 with 13-20 named storms and 3-5 major category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher.  (Retrieved from the World Wide Web on July 8, 2021, at https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/noaa-predicts …

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  • 08.05.21

    PHCC - Staff Awards

    Empathic Leadership

    I have a habit of reading a management book and then alternating with a book about my other interests.  This practice has helped me try to stay on top of latest best practices as a steward of this organization and our team.  I also check out TED Talks and other presentations as a way to give myself a personal kick-in-the-butt whilst striving to be a better leader.  Admittedly I am human and I …

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  • 06.25.21

    PHCC - Staff Awards

    Carbon Pricing

    The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition defines carbon pricing as using pricing instruments to charge those emitters of greenhouse gasses (GHG), which trap heat and hence, heat up the planet, to “discourage the use of carbon dioxide–emitting fossil fuels in order to protect the environment, address the causes of climate change, and meet national and international climate agreements.”

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