There are times when all of us struggle with a lack of direction in our lives. We lose our mojo, we drift aimlessly and life can lack real meaning for us. Mostly, we can arrest these feelings by re-focusing on new goals and creating new opportunities for self-fulfillment. But when these feelings persist long-term we […]
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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
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 […]