Bill Ambrose - The soft skills are the hard skills in turning around business performance

October 16th, 2019

Rick Heyland (RLG International EVP) and Bill Ambrose (ex-Mammoet Industries President and ex-Transocean SVP) discuss the art of the business Turnaround. Bill shares his 5 step process for turning around a large brownfield capital project program.

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Women in Leadership featuring; Susan Sharp, Carina Gillenwater and Ana Ximenes

August 6th, 2019

Rick Heyland's special guests include; Susan Sharp VP- Sinclair Oil, Carina Gillenwater- VP- Southwestern Energy and Ana Ximenes- VP- RLG International. They share valuable leadership lessons over their distinguished careers.  They also share their insights into how to promote and mentor more female leaders.

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Weekly game planning the trim tab for life

July 26th, 2019

Rick Heyland reviews the importance of weekly game planning to help focus and accomplish our most important goals.  Go to for a free download of the weekly game planning tool.

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Effective Leadership of team Business Reviews featuring James Bowzer and J. Roger Laing

July 26th, 2019

Improve your performance, employee ownership and positive accountability by facilitating a monthly business review that promotes “the great reversal” in meeting reporting and effectiveness. James Bowzer (ex-Marathon Oil and Baytex Executive) and Roger Laing (RLG VP and Business Unit leader) share their passion, enthusiasm and insights for the leader who wants to create a powerful monthly business review.


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Trust in Relationships and Trusted Partnerships: A Cornerstone for Success

July 10th, 2019

Improve the levels of stress, engagement and productivity of your employees and increase your shareholder return by four times the market by building your Trust. Rick Heyland and Ron Kiskis (ex-Chevron Executive) talk about the keys to developing this type of Trust in personal and professional relationships and partnerships.

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Effective Daily Planning a keystone habit of highly effective teams and individuals

July 8th, 2019

Are you busy but not accomplishing the most important goals?  Are you just doing roundtable updates at your daily team meetings?  If you answered yes to these questions, you are likely stuck in the busy and unproductive trap. It is time to stop and change!  Rick Heyland, RLG International’s EVP Global Client Solutions discusses how to build practical and effective personal daily planning habits. Neil Longson, an RLG- VP and Business Unit leader, shares his best practices for daily team meetings and huddles that motivate members of a team.

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Change your culture and performance through effective meetings

June 18th, 2019

37% of your meetings don’t add value!  Rick Heyland with Kevin Brown (ex-Lyondelbasell executive) and Don Telfer (RLG Team Leader) discuss solutions for more effective meetings that result in a high performing culture.

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Play the long game on capital projects for total shareholder value with Chris Miller Ex- Chevron project director

June 10th, 2019

Rick Heyland of RLG International and Chris Miller Ex- Chevron Project Director discuss the issues and solutions for mega capital projects.  Chris adds his 40 years of Chevron Project experience and insights to discuss solutions for capital project success.  Among the solutions they discuss, the importance of quality front-end engineering and design and great leadership as key success factors for total shareholder value.

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Automation and Work Process Improvement with RLG and Appian Corp

June 3rd, 2019

Rick Heyland discusses with several guests from RLG and Appian Corporation (automation experts) on the state of automation opportunities for work process improvement.  RLG special guests are Bradford Sledge and Craig Windes.  Appian Corporation guests are Glenn Healy and Ryan Byrne. Our hope that every leader listening to this podcast will find additional work processes in their business to automate in order to save time, money, employee stress and to drive out waste.

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How to achieve on-time and on-budget performance with Tjalling Terpstra of the Shell Oil Company.

May 27th, 2019

Collaboration, Trust and Empowerment are key to delivering outstanding results for Megaprojects.  Tjalling Terpstra (Project Director- Shell Oil company) and Rick Heyland (EVP RLG International) discuss the issues, and solutions for delivering megacapital projects.  Tjalling shares an early career example that lead him to a more collaborative contractor and stakeholder approach for capital projects.

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