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Author:Simpkins, Jerry

The International Newspaper Croup and E&P recently announced their collaboration on the first annual ING/E&P Operations All-Star Excellence Awards to be handed out at this year's ING Leadership Networking Summit in September. In preparation of that, we will share the latest news from ING every month.

This month, we spoke with ING president Mark Hall about the partnership and what it takes to be an operations all-star.

What is your opinion of what makes a true "operations all-star" in our industry?

Mark Hall: A person who consistently steps up to improve operational efficiency, projects, and assists and coaches others to meet goals.

Based on your experience, what personal attributes do you believe make someone successful in operations today?

Hall: A great attitude, good principals, confidence, humility, perseverance, patience, flexibility and willingness to help others.

What advice would you give to someone coming into our industry on the operations side?

Hall: Learn as much as you can as quickly as you can. Don't be afraid to volunteer. Find a good mentor to guide you...

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