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UCD Smurfit Business School will be hosting a 3 day Influence and Persuasive Communications Seminar on January 14-16 2015. About UCD Smurfit Business School UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre. The school offers a wide range of postgraduate business programmes that equip students to become the business leaders […]

How do you set limits on “Free”? I teach communication skills.  I help entrepreneurs deal with leadership challenges.  I find it hard to effectively manage the gap between free advice and paid consulting. “Would you listen to my speech?” or “Can we meet for a coffee, I have an important meeting coming up?” I find […]

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How do some people remain poised and confident where others are reduced to nervous wrecks? I have been a student of the human condition for years.  It all started age 17 when I faced the tough life decision of what to do after school finished. I decided to study psychology at university.  There were three […]

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The 7 Ingredients of Meaningful Story How do you use these ingredients to find meaning in your life and business?

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“Change does not mean progress, but progress requires change” Richard Hamming Without change you will not have progress.  What have you changed recently?  If you have been doing something the same way for 10 years, maybe its time to test a different way.  You might return, but it is only by making the change that […]

I gave a short talk at the Axiom Groupe HR and Shared Service Centers Conference in Barcelona recently.  They made a short interview video during the event. We talk about the IESE Business School, Leadership communication, persuasion and the process of turning potential into performance.

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This is a guest post by my good friend Bill Treasurer, who’s latest book Leaders Open Doors makes its big time release this week! Over to Bill… If you’re a leader, there’s an important question on the minds of the people you lead. They may not say it directly, but it is the core question that […]

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I hear that we are in the economy of the knowledge worker. Nope, we skipped that. We were supposed to be shifting from the manufacturing worker to the knowledge worker. All the big gurus told us of this shift. They tell me that it has been going on for 20 years. The only problem is that […]

This is a guest post by Tobias Rodrigues who will be collaborating with me next week in the IESE Executive MBA intensive week in Barcelona.  Tobias broke his foot this summer – and learnt some surprising lessons about himself, his family and what it means to be dependent on others.   Over to Tobias… 39 […]

Title Views 17 Daily personal habits for a fulfilling life – my earliest “went viral” post;  this was a long reflection on the first 35 years of my life 16,719 Three Examples of Ice-Breaker Speeches – simple – three ways to introduce yourself 14,257 Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint” – Jeff Bezos doesn’t like powerpoint – easy for […]

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