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 […]

You Must Be A Positive Influence In Your World

Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi. Sometime in the initial phase of my management career I realised that I was a person with tunnel vision who was slavishly addicted to my personal and professional to-do lists. My entire focus was on achieving targets and maintaining a high level of personal […]

Success requires certain personal ingredients

Over this past year I was determined to write my book, Every Leader’s Reality Guide , which I published in September. This was the achievement of my primary goal . To write and publish my book I needed to have  belief, commitment, passion, determination and resilience. I achieved my goal because I matched my vision with […]

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. […]

Gratitude is the greatest of all virtues.

The word ‘ gratitude’ derives from the Latin word ‘gratus’ which translates as  grace, graciousness or gratefulness. Gratitude is the state of feeling gratitude towards someone or something. It was the ancient  Roman philosopher Cicero ,who said that gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all the others. Buddha […]

Why did I write my book on Leadership?

I have just published Every Leader’s Reality Guide and I am overwhelmed by the very positive feedback from so many people ( My book is available on www.michaelmoriarty.ie). While my book has been endorsed by some national and international leaders I am humbled that  many readers also find my book to be really helpful. I have been […]