If you believe leadership is for others then think again. In different circumstances, we are all leaders, whether at home, in the community, in the workplace, or in any other setting. At times we may choose to lead and at other times, in different circumstances, we may choose to follow. When we show passion, commitment, […]
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How To Be A Good Boss
Best Managers Prioritise People.
It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, and how you’re led – Steve Jobs. Do you remember a teacher or sports coach you liked and admired? Almost certainly such a person supported and inspired you but also showed he or she valued you. You genuinely felt that you were given recognition as […]
Developing a Trust Culture in the Workplace
Over the course of our working careers many of us will experience different workplaces with different work cultures. Notwithstanding how the nature of work is changing our psychological needs in the workplace remain fairly consistent; we crave security and respect. When we work for an organisation we all have some basic needs that need to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]