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

I wish I were ‘just some guy who wrote a few cool songs in the 1960s’

I sat up in my seat when this is how Heather Mills (former wife of Paul McCartney) described the famous Beatle recently on Irish TV. It sounded like a teenager looking at an old man and wondering what all the fuss is about.  Is that what Paul McCartney is now, ‘just’ an 'old man'? I … Continue reading I wish I were ‘just some guy who wrote a few cool songs in the 1960s’

Get to ‘yes’ and ditch the compromise, here’s how….

A brilliant and amazingly effective skill of assertive people, is the ability to get to yes.  It is a powerful, collaborative and positive approach to life.  Assertive people are superb at getting to yes, they are influential and organised, they get things done, the right way for them and for others.  The outcomes are a … Continue reading Get to ‘yes’ and ditch the compromise, here’s how….