Finding the flow
When we pursue a new opportunity, we adopt a consistent decision-based framework and workflow. This involves asking key questions and utilising standard processes to be both effective and efficient.
Breakthroughs and roadblocks
I commit time to understanding what my team is undertaking, where they are moving forward, or what might be at a standstill. If there’s a roadblock, I look at where I or others may play a role in helping to resolve it.
Enquiring, listening and confirming
By spending time with my team and asking questions about their activities, they share information and what help has been sought, but also their key concerns and potential risks. If appropriate, I support their action plans or encourage them to seek additional help.
One ‘typical day’ a month
This day is for conducting business unit performance reviews. Together with the leadership team, we look at the overall asset performance and component metrics, like safety, financials, production and organisational health.
Getting my start
During my studies, I was sponsored by another company with a secure job to go to. However, following attendance at a Shell Christmas business course, an opportunity presented itself in the Graduate Program.
The thing that appealed to me was the chance to be a part of the Shell international workforce. I was also inspired by the people I met as part of the interview process. I could really see parts of myself in those senior leaders; there was humility, the recognition that Shell doesn’t always get things right.
The combination of these factors was why I really wanted to work at Shell and accepted the job offer.