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Culture, leadership and other ‘soft skills’ in minerals exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Publications, Research

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Earlier this year, Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) presented some of our thoughts on culture and leadership in minerals exploration at the AMIRA Exploration Managers' Conference. The few comments from historically successful mineral explorers, such as Roy Woodall and David Lowell, that are recorded in the literature suggest the culture and leadership are important. However, there seems to…
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UWA team wins international competition about sustainable mining

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended

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I'm really pleased to tell you that a team of University of Western Australia (UWA) MBA students has won a prestigious international competition about applying sustainable development principles to the mining industry - the Schulich International Case Competition, this year with finals in Canada, associated with the PDAC conference. The team consisted of Matthew Horgan, Jessica Harman, Jessica Volich and…
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AIG “Value Creation in Exploration” Seminar – FINAL SPEAKER CONFIRMED!

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Recommended

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The full list of speakers for the AIG "Value Creation in Exploration" Seminar has been confirmed. The list announced last week has been added to by Ian Willis, a veteran of Anglo American Exploration, who will discuss "Creating Value from Brownfields Exploration" which will kick start the session on "Exploration Strategy". Further details can be found on last week's post or the…
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AIG “Value Creation via Exploration” Seminar – 13th July

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Recommended

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With a few notable exceptions, minerals exploration is suffering a funding drought. Whilst some factors such as commodity prices and financial crises may be out of the industry's control, there is much that can be done by the industry itself to help improve the way it creates value for stakeholders. In an attempt to address these issues and hopefully provide…
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