Do you need a refresh

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Do you feel you are making progress or do you have great ideas and then find yourself spinning your wheels in the mud? Progress in life, business, or personal development comes through taking the initiative initially and then continuing to push on with that, while adding in new strategies, concepts and plans. The original momentum is […]

Submarine or helicopter

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There is a term that’s used often in business management and leadership development, which is “taking the helicopter view”, first coined by the Royal Dutch Shell Company. It may also be described as “peripheral vision”, “bird’s eye view” or “clarity of purpose”. It refers to the ability of a leader to rise above the specifics […]

What is challenging you right now?

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Survey results You answered, I listened! Did you know that professionally trained coaches are trained to listen in 14 different ways during a coaching conversation? Just an aside… Recently I asked my newsletter readers and my wider network for insights and inputs via online survey about what is challenging people right now. Many answered for […]

One candle lights many others

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You may know that I am a member of BNI – a global business networking and referral organisation.  My chapter is the Rossmore Chapter, normally ‘stationed’ in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan but online for now of course.  My fellow chapter members play a huge role in what I can safely call my resilient business […]

A privilege, not a nuisance

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Last week I wrote about recognising any increase in demand for your input and opinions from the people around you – as being in fact a transition into being a ‘leader’ or indeed moving up a leadership level.  I suggested how you might manage these additional demands to make sure you don’t burn out.  I […]

Why always me?

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Do you sometimes feel like the Grand Central Station of all queries and problems? Are you the ‘Encyclopedia of Everything’ for everyone in your world? If you have found yourself at the end of the day with mental overload, brain whizzing, unable to take in another single detail, and hoping that the next person you encounter […]

Who is in charge?

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This week saw a prominent leader admitted to ICU.  This followed a 2 week period that saw him first diagnosed with Covid-19 and then self-isolate.  Explaining that his ‘only’ symptom was a fever, he continued to work. After his symptoms did not improve he was admitted to hospital.  He continued to work. Still his condition […]

Lost your structure? Regain it here

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In ‘peace times’ I help busy people build their confidence, leadership skills and resilience so they can achieve success without burning out. I’m expecting a lot of burnout over the coming weeks and months. I’m hearing about the difficulties for managers who are stuck at home, still have to work and be productive, and are […]