Recovering Education from the Covid Pandemic Knockout.

The Covid-19 pandemic has become a crisis of profound magnitude for all humanity. The impact on education worldwide is incalculable as 1.53 billion enrolled learners are out of school in 184 countries. This equates to over 87% of the world’s total enrolled learners.  Schools and colleges were subjected to rapid, enforced closures as an emergency […]

WORKING FROM HOME-THE NEW COMMUTE.

The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has created a calamitous  world-wide health and economic crisis  and has shredded the entire fabric of normality. In response,  governments across the world have implemented ” lockdowns” with a range of mandatory actions, all designed to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus. As public health is the absolute  priority, it […]

WHY ETHICAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS NOW

  It’s at times like we are currently experiencing, where the entire world is combatting the coronavirus pandemic and where economic activity has collapsed, that the spotlight focuses on our political and business leadership. Entire nations are fearful as they struggle to contain the spread of a deadly virus; they are fearful also because entire […]

HOW TO BE INCLUSIVE IN LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

A few short years ago I attended an open-air event at a building site which was to be the location of a new high-tech school. There was an impressive array of VIPs and dignitaries who were all awaiting the arrival of the ( then) Irish Taoiseach ( Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, who duly arrived and […]

IT MAY TAKE A CRISIS TO MAKE A LEADER

A leader is a dealer in hope-Napoleon Bonaparte. The  coronavirus pandemic, known as Covid-19, represents the greatest threat to mankind since the second world war. it joins a long list of previous mass killers such as malaria, the Black Death, smallpox and the Spanish Flu ( 1918-1920). Every race  and every nation on  Earth is […]

How To Focus On Career Advancement

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be -Ralph Waldo Emerson. A person  with a career is different from a person with a job. The latter works for an employer and is paid for that work. A careerist is a person who has an occupation for a significant […]

Who Wouldn’t Want To Be An Optimist?

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be – Abraham Lincoln. Don’t you often envy those people you meet who are always bright, cheerful, positive and upbeat ? Do you ever wonder how they always look on the bright side and believe that every cloud has a silver lining? Have […]

Adversity Builds Character,So Learn To Be Resilient

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it – Henry Ford. Every person in every generation in every part of this planet deals with adversity at various times in their lives . This is an inescapable fact. Another inescapable fact is that people […]

Change, Resistance And Fear. How To Cope.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; they only create sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like – Lao Tzu (Chinese philosopher). It was the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who said that the only constant in life is change.  Everyday we experience change-the […]

You Must Be A Positive Influence In Your World

Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi. Sometime in the initial phase of my management career I realised that I was a person with tunnel vision who was slavishly addicted to my personal and professional to-do lists. My entire focus was on achieving targets and maintaining a high level of personal […]

The Authentic Real You, Not A Fictional You.

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else-Judy Garland. We live in an increasingly image-obsessed world of instant messaging and immediate access to a large number of social media platforms. Our social media presence, in this image perfect society, is hugely important to many of us. There is […]

Perfection Should Not Be Your Ultimate Goal

Perhaps more than any other medium of communication it is social media which has amplified our need to be models of perfection as we compare our own lives to the edited versions of reality that we observe on various social media platforms . It has been said that we live in an age of perfection […]

Being Your Best Self At Work

Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career. if you have a job and you are happy to do your work with the minimum of effort then this blog article may not be for you. But if you are a person who has a career that you want to advance and […]