CELEBRATE 2015 AND MORE OF IT FOR THE NEW YEAR, here’s what I did ….

Did you know that only 8% of New Year resolutions are kept by the end of the year?  That resonates with me, the person who vowed to exercise more (nothing much), cut down my internet shopping (not at all), drink more water and eat at least the 5 a day (5 what a day I … Continue reading CELEBRATE 2015 AND MORE OF IT FOR THE NEW YEAR, here’s what I did ….

Performance Review: the 9 to 1 Rule….

Performance management is founded on the concept that we need to look back at the previous year and see what we could have done better and set goals to address this in the following year’s plan. After all my years (and we are talking many, many years) of both participating in and managing performance management … Continue reading Performance Review: the 9 to 1 Rule….

The fast, unreserved Apology, so powerful in resolving conflict…

Many years ago I attended a one-day course on ‘conflict resolution’ delivered by Brian McGeogh.  Since then, I have used the powerful principles upon which the training was based both in my personal and professional life, over and over again.  And I have shared them with people attending my own workshops for their benefit and … Continue reading The fast, unreserved Apology, so powerful in resolving conflict…

3 powerful Leadership traits… what we can learn from the most humble of people……..

Just last week I had the honour of delivering a short personal development workshop to a group of amazing people: 6 wonderful nurses who had just completed their Higher Diploma in Palliative Care with UCC/ Marymount.  It was a privilege to be in the company of people who give of themselves, day after day, so … Continue reading 3 powerful Leadership traits… what we can learn from the most humble of people……..

An ode to my ‘difficult’ person’ – or is that, ‘different’ rather than difficult?

When I first started working in a scientific manufacturing environment I took offence when people did not salute me when I passed them on the pathway between buildings; I got hurt when my manager told me I was too challenging or when he told me that I always interrupted him and would not let him … Continue reading An ode to my ‘difficult’ person’ – or is that, ‘different’ rather than difficult?