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Overcoming Adversity

Oct 16, 2018

Sometimes life can really suck.

As I dropped my daughter to school on my way to work today I ran into my neighbour. Now I don't mean 'ran into' literally.  But as it happens a car had run into her and that's what led me to write this article.

For years I admired this woman from afar. She was an avid and highly accomplished runner. But today she looked different.  She looked tired and not the way I would usually see her. I wouldn't have been so direct as to ask her why but she...

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Leadership Today

Oct 07, 2018

Is it just me or are we constantly surrounded by articles and blogs on leadership. As I write this short blog I'm struck by the irony that here I am adding another one to the list ! But I hope this one offers a slightly different perspective on the topic.

 

I've noticed from the articles and books that I read about the topic that often leadership is seen as the responsibility of the head of an organisation or for the executive team. We hear about leadership presence, leadership style,...

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The Greatest Story Of Your Life

Sep 19, 2018

It's Autumn and I'm feeling a change in the air. My schedule is much busier. The weather is getting colder & the evenings are getting darker. Now I've no doubt that you too are noticing these subtle changes. I love this time of year even though I'm not sure why. Autumn is the time of year when I find myself reflecting on the accomplishments of the year-to-date. With renewed vigour I reassess my goals for the remainder of the year and develop a laser-like focus on making them happen in Q4....

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Some Career Lessons From Doing DIY

Aug 13, 2018

First off, let's talk about the weather

We're all talking about the weather here in Ireland. It's summer and the reason it's such a hot topic is well, frankly, because the weather is hot. And I mean hot like most normal places are during the summer. Except that in Ireland we don't usually experience a 'normal' summer season so it's sending us all into a tailspin.  It seems that everyone you talk to (we Irish love to talk) are feeling upbeat & happy, we're all in great form.

I shared...

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How Will Your Mindset Influence Your Next Role

Jun 11, 2018

I’m just back from the gym. It's 6.30am. What a gorgeous, bright summer morning!  The sky was clear as the birds were singing. I felt blessed to be healthy... to be alive. On my early morning visits to the gym, I often ask myself  ‘Am I crazy?"

On days like these, I'm really glad that I am.

How Crazy Are You

Now I know I’m not alone asking myself this question. And I’m sure that you too have experienced the same in your life when...

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Want Greater Career Satisfaction? Ask These Two Powerful Questions!

Apr 18, 2018

I’m working with a coaching client at the moment who decided after 15 years with the same company to take an exit package and leave. He’s in his 40’s and had reached the point in his life where he felt bored, undervalued and under-appreciated in his company. He was also feeling tired and unmotivated in his personal life and he wanted things to change. He knew deep down that he had so much more to give. The life he was living was not making him happy. He knew he had to do...

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I Wish I Was Homeward Bound

Mar 14, 2018

I was driving to a meeting the other day when I heard an advertisement playing. Paul Simon is coming to Dublin in a few months. As I listened to the usual promotional spin with an array of wonderful short music clips playing in the background it got me thinking.

 

It’s March and St Patricks Day is fast approaching. On a side note I heard that there’s a huge push from certain quarters to stop the use of  “Paddys Day”. I can’t remember who...

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You've Only Got Two Choices

Mar 07, 2018

I was sharing a story with a client recently and it got me thinking.  The story, if you haven’t heard this before, was regarding my husband. Here it goes.

Once upon a time .... a young and ambitious man was a very capable but unhappy management accountant. Having studied Economics in the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, and completing his compulsory military service, he was wooed to Ireland by tales of great wealth and fortune. Like so many ‘strangers’ from...

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How To Look Without Looking Like You're Looking

Feb 16, 2018

What a mouthful of a title but I’m glad it caught your attention. I’m asked this question all the time from executives so I felt it might be worth sharing my thoughts with you. Like many of my followers online you’re probably quite happy and relatively content in your current role. You’re paid a decent level of remuneration, you can pay for a few luxuries in life: a nice car; a few holidays each year; a decent education for your kids as well as pay for their extensive...

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Want A Successful LinkedIn Profile? Do This One Thing!

Jan 17, 2018

In the last 10 years of my executive recruitment career, I’ve viewed more Linkedin profiles than I’ve had cups of coffee. And in that profession you drink a lot of coffee! Linkedin is an important tool used in every comprehensive headhunting strategy and I’ve seen great profiles and really terrible ones. In my work as a career strategist I advise clients on how to create a winning Linkedin profile. Every professional needs one.

Have you ever asked...

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