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 […]

When Your Work Motivation Slumps

So, you liked your work, you felt useful, contented and psychologically safe. Yes, you worked hard and you could withstand the pressure. But, over time the pressure mounts, the work becomes all-consuming and your attitude changes. You find yourself becoming irritable, you are too busy for a social life, your work life consumes your personal […]

Smart Organisations Promote Wellbeing

The OECD has estimated that 11% of employees around the world work 50+ hours per week . Employees spend around 50% of their waking hours in any given working day at work. It matters, therefore, that employees are reasonably content and productive and it is in any organisation’s interest that this is the case. Employees […]

Work Life Balance-Make It Happen

It was the American First Lady, Michelle Obama, who wisely advised : We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘ to do’ list. Indeed, another American First Lady, Hillary Clinton also advised: Don’t confuse having a career with having a life. I must confess that over a long working career […]

My Childhood Christmas-An Untold Story

The small village of Ventry ( Ceann Trá in the Irish language) nestles close to Mount Eagle at the top of a long sandy beach and overlooking the harbour of the same name. The village is located on the southern coastline of the Dingle Peninsula which stretches out into the wild Atlantic ocean on the south west […]

Success requires certain personal ingredients

Over this past year I was determined to write my book, Every Leader’s Reality Guide , which I published in September. This was the achievement of my primary goal . To write and publish my book I needed to have  belief, commitment, passion, determination and resilience. I achieved my goal because I matched my vision with […]