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 […]
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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 […]
How citizenship education counters extremism and radicalism of young people.
As we are all well aware our schools and education systems can play a pivotal transformational role in building a more inclusive society where universal values are respected. As our communities become increasingly multicultural many of our schools will operate from a multicultural setting. Promoting a more inclusive , respectful society was at the core […]
Racism and Discrimination continues to plague European societies
December 1st 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights which became legally binding with the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009. The Charter, enshrines the civil, political, social and economic rights of EU citizens and residents. European Union member states must act and legislate in accordance 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 is investment in education so necessary for our future?
Wherever you live on this planet you cannot escape the fact that we all now live in a global village where people are connected by fast travel, mass media and rapidly advancing global communications. We have instant news and instant access to information which brings us all closer together as we learn about each other. […]
Respecting Cultural Diversity Requires Tolerance Not Barriers
Many of us today have concerns about a more autocratic style of political leadership in some parts of the world where there is a worrying shift towards authoritarianism along with a marked increase in xenophobia. In recent years, with a significant increase in migration as people flee the terror of war, there are increasing levels […]
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 […]
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Skills gaps are a challenge for educators trainers and us.
Recently I tweeted that almost 70 million Europeans lack adequate reading, writing, numeracy and digital skills at a time when western economies are transforming from being industrial based to requiring more services ,digital and people skills. Today the speed of change is truly phenomenal. Up to 45% of today’s jobs can be automated . Across […]
Who’s afraid of Artificial Intelligence ?
The single biggest challenge facing many of us today is the rapid pace of change and innovation where a culture of workplace transformation is driving performance. Our workplaces are more digitally driven with a greater reliance on digital technology. The rise of big data and analytics, the emergence of cloud computing , the greater use […]