Your Personal Brand… why you need one for life and success….

I am currently involved in a really enjoyable assignment in a company I know well, to support their newly hired employees as they get to grips with their first few days in the organisation. One of the sessions I conduct is an exercise around personal and company branding as an introduction to understanding, what is, a … Continue reading Your Personal Brand… why you need one for life and success….

MINDFULNESS MEETS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK

  As I left a meeting with one of my clients yesterday, an international investment company with global connections and headquartered in Luxembourg, I was struck by something she said.  We were discussing training requirements related to competencies, performance management and organisational change, then, out of the blue, this senior executive responsible for training across … Continue reading MINDFULNESS MEETS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK

THE POWER OF TEAM SPIRIT…what we can learn from sport

  I am fascinated by Leicester City’s success in the English premiership soccer league and before you scroll away from this, please hold on, I am not a soccer fan, but still, I really wanted to know why they are top of the league in the face of extremely stiff competition and coming from a … Continue reading THE POWER OF TEAM SPIRIT…what we can learn from sport

The Old Tie boys, what about the girls?

  I was at the annual UCC Commerce Society Business Conference a week ago which was dominated by men in suits, while the audience was more female than male and full of bright, hopeful, smart Commerce Students. The speakers, while engaging and imminent in their own right, representing a broad spectrum of really interesting organisations such as Greencore, … Continue reading The Old Tie boys, what about the girls?

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 ….

Surrender your position… a new concept in conflict resolution

In conflict situations we have an innate approach to which we automatically revert; a habit, formed over years of experience and linked to our personality.  Like an old shoe, it’s our style, is well worn, comfortable and much loved. Old shoes are moulded to us and therefore difficult to discard for new shoes. New shoes … Continue reading Surrender your position… a new concept in conflict resolution

Make the most of your precious holiday leave… here’s how

Well, it is that time of year again.  You’ve saved up the holiday leave, and the money, you’ve planned, searched and booked, probably last January just after the post-Christmas blues set in and finally it’s here: the annual summer holiday.  This year will be different, we won’t squabble, cry, tear our hair out over every … Continue reading Make the most of your precious holiday leave… here’s how