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The Callender Inc. Safety Strategy - Push n' Pull for Safety - 2011

Upon studying "developing discussions" we found that emotions activate areas of the brain that can direct our focus or motivate a behavior and help direct a calculated/educated response.

So in our opinion, PUSHing something that creates a reaction, and having a place where people feel free to discuss concerns, ask questions and create open-ended discussions(PULL). Should eventually lead to a more thought out and educated response.


Push- Engaging of emotions and Initiating conversation.

Pull- Open-ended discussions, which generate critical thinking.

We plan on PUSHING you to ENGAGE.

Each month this year we will explore different behaviors of PUSH n' PULL



In House Resourcing of Directional Drillers and MWD Personnel:

Our group has just completed six-month review and the results are staggering. The newest innovation in horizontal directional drilling has saved the operator AFE dollars.

Directional drillers and MWD personnel worked through Callender Inc under the direct supervision of Callender Inc.'s Directional Coordinator all as consultants to the oil company. Eliminating the directional companies overhead. They were responsible for ordering motors and tubulars as well as MWD supplies. In addition, they were responsible for reviewing drilling procedures and advising on potential problems. They worked with the in house well planners and or third party well planners, which are available, to insure accurate plans were implemented.

Three operators for each discipline were acquired and brought in to replace Traditional Directional Company. We were able to realize 66% savings (Some traditional directional companies charging 20K /day while in house cost @ 6800). However, the most impressive savings were realized on the very first well drilled after Traditional Directional Company was released. They were averaging 46 to 50 days per well for Wolfcamp Operator but the in house crew drilled the very next well in 29 days. Improving with each additional well, they have gotten their average down to 25 days. That is a 50 % reduction in drilling time.

There are quality individuals available at this time and ready to improve their next customer's drilling schedules. By dedicating 3 operators to each project, it enables us to rotate the operators with a 20/10 schedule, which is un-common for this line of work. Keeping the Directional and MWD consultants from burning out with top pay is a winning scenario for both the operator and customer.

If you would like further information, please let Howard with Callender Inc know and we will be happy to meet and discuss this exciting new concept in directional drilling.

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Misunderstandings in the workplace cause productivity losses, hurt feelings, and unnecessary conflict. Communicating with clarity can prevent misunderstandings and keep things running smoothly and peaceably. Ensuring clarity in communication is the responsibility of each individual, particularly since our performance is so frequently appraised based on our ability to effectively communicate.

Here are Seven Tips for Improving the Clarity of Your Own Communication:

Consider Your Audience

To be clear and easy to understand, you'll need to tailor your message to your audience. You talk to your 3-year-old differently than you talk to your co-workers. While that's an extreme example, the same principles apply when you consider the needs of each audience you communicate with. What you say in your own department may be clear because everyone has been immersed in the same dialogue for months or because your educational backgrounds are similar. But as soon as you have someone from another department involved in the conversation, you need to adjust your communication. The folks from Accounting, for example, don't know the HR strategy or hot topics. So you'd scale back and start from a common intersection around, perhaps, the company mission or strategic plan.

Say Exactly What You Mean

Don't beat around the bush in business communications. No one has the time or tolerance for it. Instead, be direct without being unpleasant. Here is a feedback model you can use to say exactly what you mean without offending others. The reason this simple model works is that it is objective and focuses on behaviors that were observed rather than personalizing the feedback and causing a defensive response.

This model is known as the 3W Feedback Model. Each of the 3 W's represents a simple step. Take these steps in order and be concise and to the point in each one.

      What: Describe the situation and be specific. Your description should be based on your own observations, not on hearsay or   assumptions. Use "I" instead of "You" at the beginning.

      Why: Describe the impact of what you've observed. If there is not significant impact, a reason why this truly matters, then skip the feedback.

      Way: Describe what you would like to see as a replacement behavior. Again, be succinct.

Here's what it sounds like when you put all three pieces together:

"I have noticed that your dirty dishes have been left in the shared kitchen sink each of the past three days. I wanted to bring this to your attention because my lunch time comes right after yours, and I have to move your dishes before I can wash my own. I have some severe food allergies, and it is alarming to me when I have to touch plates with unknown foodstuffs on them. So I'd really appreciate it if you'd take a minute to rinse and remove your dishes when you're done eating."

This is clear, concise and non-attacking. It's also effective. A less effective approach, one that doesn't get directly to the point could put the recipient on the defensive or miss the mark entirely by being cushioned in a lot of vague statements.


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Integrity is a Decision! Only you can apply integrity into your life. Definition of Integrity - The quality of Integrity isn't something you demonstrate at home and then set on a shelf at work.

Mind - Body - Spirit = Wholeness

Integrity - Doing the right thing when no one is watching

Being the same person all the time

"It's who you are when you are alone"

It is life lived with ... Consistency

Integrity involves the 3 R's

Respect for yourself

Respect for others

Responsibility for all of your actions


Honesty - means whatever you have done, good or bad, you speak the truth about it. In other words you don't lie.

The difference between Integrity and Honesty is that Integrity doesn't allow you to do wrong, because you know it's not right.

Lead by Example - It starts with You, People are watching you.

"People Do what People See" - you alone control your integrity.

Choices have consequences - Choose Wisely

Ask yourself "What kind of example am I setting?"

Every Task....

The Right Way...

Every Time...

Even when no one is watching...

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Value is so very important to the health of individuals and the success of Organizations/Ministries! It’s been my belief that most people don’t leave Organizations /Ministries, unhealthy they leave leaders. Typically, they leave leaders who don’t express value.
7 Specific ways to value others.

1. Genuinely care for more than what they can offer you and/or your organization

2. Give feedback

3. Affirm, affirm, affirm

4. Take interest in their interests

5. Do the "little things"

6. Give them access to your life

7. Make efforts to maximize strengths

Click below to read more on each of these 7 tips



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Do you want to move your career forward? Would you like to develop your leadership skills as well as help others learn, grow, and improve their skills? Or would you like to find someone who can help you do these things?

You can. Through a mentoring partnership.

More professionals these days are actively pursuing mentoring to advance their careers. And whether you're on the giving or receiving end, these types of partnerships can benefit your career.

A mentoring partnership can be rewarding to both people, personally and professionally. It's an opportunity to develop communication skills, expand your viewpoints, and consider new ways of approaching situations. And both partners can advance their careers in the process.

In this article, we'll look at what mentoring is, and discuss the reasons why you might enter into a mentoring partnership. Should you offer to help others, or ask for help from someone – or both? We'll also explain how mentoring differs from other types of professional career development relationships.



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