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 […]

Trust takes time to build but seconds to break.

All human relations are built on trust.  We know from  our own life experiences that trust has to be earned. Solid partnerships are built on mutual trust -it is a two way process. There is a wise old proverb which encapsulates the fragility of trust in any meaningful relationship : Trusting you is my decision. […]

Gratitude is the greatest of all virtues.

The word ‘ gratitude’ derives from the Latin word ‘gratus’ which translates as  grace, graciousness or gratefulness. Gratitude is the state of feeling gratitude towards someone or something. It was the ancient  Roman philosopher Cicero ,who said that gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all the others. Buddha […]

Why did I write my book on Leadership?

I have just published Every Leader’s Reality Guide and I am overwhelmed by the very positive feedback from so many people ( My book is available on www.michaelmoriarty.ie). While my book has been endorsed by some national and international leaders I am humbled that  many readers also find my book to be really helpful. I have been […]

Every Leader’s Reality Guide

  I often ask myself why I have spent weeks and months writing my new book –Every Leader’s Reality Guide. Why did I feel I needed to share my knowledge and insights about what it means to be a good leader ? I was always fascinated about leaders and leadership and I found myself in […]

Leadership, leaders and followers

If you think leadership is for someone else then think again. We are all leaders in certain circumstances and at certain times in our lives. As a parent, as a friend or as an adviser we all assume leadership roles even if we do not see ourselves as leaders. In my new book, Every Leader’s […]