Values in Life and Leadership

Values are  like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do – Elvis Presley. Values are fundamental beliefs that guide our behaviour and relationships and frame our attitudes and actions. They help in determining what’s important in life. They reflect our thinking on what is right and wrong.They are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]