Communication Skill is a Life Competency Worth Developing.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place-George Bernard Shaw. Communication is a competency; good communication is an art; honest communication is about trust and integrity. Because we are social beings, constantly interacting with each other, our ability to communicate is taken for granted. Like any skill the quality […]

Competent Leaders are Strategic Thinkers

Many of us tend to see others as leaders but fail to see that we are all leaders in certain situations at home and at work. Deciding on a course of action and following up with implementation is leadership in action, and when we plan for the medium to long-term future for our families or […]

BEST LEADERSHIP STYLES FOR LEADING THE RECOVERY

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts – Abraham Lincoln. When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity […]

Why Good Organisations Grow Future Leaders.

Succession planning and leadership development should be a vital goal for every organisation concerned with long-term planning. Many good organisations today work with their employees on  career development but the best of them are those which also have leadership development objectives embedded in their policies and procedures. They prioritise the development of the leadership potential […]

LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson. The world of work is changing in this digital age of globalisation and technological advances. Traditional workplaces are being transformed by smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics, internet of things […]

ED-TECH’S GOLDEN AGE HAS ARRIVED

New technology is common, new thinking is rare – Sir Peter Blake As technology becomes more embedded in the education system at all levels it could be said that technology and education have become inseparable allies . Indeed, the recent lockdown of entire education systems, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been the catalyst […]

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 […]