Are your people engaged? People consistently put in extra effort beyond what is expected. People are highly motivated to contribute to the success of the organisation. People consistently look for more efficient and effective ways of getting the job done. People have a strong sense of personal accomplishment from their work. People understand how their roles help […]

I know plenty of financial advisors who would love to spend a few hours reviewing my investments, cash position, investment goals and helping me make a realistic plan. I know how much I spent on food, travel, housing, school in the last month, year and if I did the sums I could calculate a rough […]

I have been writing this month for the Lifehack blog.  They have published 4 of my blog posts so far.  It’s challenging and helpful to get pushed to improve my ability to explain my ideas, work with editors and pitch story ideas ;-) 6 Item Checklist for Running Impressive Meetings Our first board meeting was chaos. […]

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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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