The Importance Of Focus And Purpose

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Zaglar. Having a focus and purpose in life seems perfectly understandable yet many of us do not really live with purpose and have no real focus. We drift through life, just glad to have a job and a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]