Industry Articles

Shape the future direction of our industry with IQ membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, Membership

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For more than 100 years, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has supported the professional development of people working within the mineral products and quarrying industries.

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How to be a successful leader in risk management

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by James Thorne posted in Leadership, Health and Safety

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The events of the last 12 months with the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought a focus on risk management. Governments, organisations and communities have been tested in their preparations for the situation and the measures implemented to manage the pandemic in the short and long term.

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Leading by example - investing in competence

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2019 11:19:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, CPD, Membership

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Leadership. There are many discussions and activities across the quarrying and mineral extractives sectors around the term, but what does it actually mean? And how is it best to deliver it within an organisation? There is no single right answer for showing leadership but a constant theme in all cases is the need for those in leadership positions to lead by example.

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Creating future leaders at Hollowford

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2019 12:20:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, University of Derby, Careers

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An ageing workforce is an ongoing challenge for the mineral extractives industry, with the average worker in the sector aged 55[1] . So, how is the sector developing the next generation of young talent and creating future leaders?

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How leadership influences positive behaviour

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, Skills Wheel, Engagement Influence and Impact

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In leadership, people and relationships are more important than tasks. Tasks do matter, but the main role of a good leader is to motivate and inspire other people to do tasks well. So what are the good leadership initiatives that help drive and positively reinforce the winning behaviours helping unlock positive change management in the mineral extractives and quarrying sector?

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