Leadership is a Mindset

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, […]

Are you exploiting your full potential?

For over three decades of senior leadership service in both the public and private sectors, I have observed how people perform in their careers and I have tried to isolate the characteristics that define successful, fulfilled, high-performing people. In my latest book, How to Bring Your Best Self to Work-Strategies for Career Success, I explore how […]

Face the Future but live in the Present.

Across the entire world  we have lived through a difficult and unprecedented year where we have all faced the unprecedented challenges which the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on our lives and livelihoods. There has been worldwide social upheaval with economic hardships which have impacted on our own lives and the lives of others. Our social […]

Confidence Inspires Success

With the realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world – Dali Lama. Self-confidence and self-esteem play an important role in determining your happiness and success in life and whether or not you exploit your full potential. Self-confidence is about how much you trust your abilities, while self-esteem […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]