Look at The State of You

To anyone with Irish connections, this can be an emotive statement – reminiscent of a parent complaining when you come in from play covered in dirt, or getting home late from a night out somewhat the worse for wear. “Would you look at the state of you?!” But there’s another aspect of “the state of … Continue reading Look at The State of You

No is a Complete Sentence

Many professionals today are completely overwhelmed with work, and in their willingness to please or desire to avoid conflict, when presented with yet another work request, they ‘give in’ and resentfully add it to their already overflowing in-tray. The root cause of this is usually under-resourced teams who can’t recruit the staff they want or … Continue reading No is a Complete Sentence

Graduation… then what?

So perhaps your darling son or daughter or young family member has graduated from university or college and is now ready for the real world of employment. I’ve recently worked with a few young people who have graduated or are about to, and noticed that there’s a very real “deer in headlights” feeling with them; … Continue reading Graduation… then what?

#BigIdea 2013: Time for Action

Many of us are feeling the pinch in the current climate, and I don’t just mean the chilling winter wind! And while we’re often told that “it’s good to talk”, and “a problem shared is a problem halved”, this can sometimes turn into complaining, moaning and harping on about our situation, over and over again, … Continue reading #BigIdea 2013: Time for Action

How to give up “giving up”!

If you’re a plant, you need water, food, the right kind of soil as well as sunlight and a certain amount of warmth to grow. You need to develop a sturdy root system to support your growth in the longer term. The seasoned gardeners among us will agree that they certainly aren't thinking about what … Continue reading How to give up “giving up”!

Why do words irritate us so much?

Like... its SO... Whateverrrr! Lately I've heard a lot of discussion on various radio programmes about words and phrases that irritate people - no matter what the word or phrase, you can be sure it bothers someone. This may be because the words can be perceived as offensive, such as swear words, insults, blatant untruths, … Continue reading Why do words irritate us so much?

“Publish and be damned” – 6 reasons people resist blogging

Perhaps you might be considering writing a blog, either to promote your business, find a new employer or simply to tell your story. But while people are being told to get blogging, many of them feel resistance to the idea - so its worth looking at overcoming the reasons why they don't, which sometimes come … Continue reading “Publish and be damned” – 6 reasons people resist blogging