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Getting the Most out of Virtual Client Meetings
New work Zoomiform? Getting engagement and building customer relationships require effort in the best of times. Doing so remotely during rolling pandemic lockdowns, is even more of a challenge.  Every ...
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Awards & Competitions are Good for Business – Choose them Wisely
The Winner Is... With National Enterprise Awards just completed, Competitive Start Fund open, and Horizon Europe underway, I started thinking about the pros and cons of entering business competitions.  Whether ...
HOW I DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP NOW
Leadership is what I DO! This question provided the most smiles during my leadership conversations.  Here’s a taste of what these inspiring people are doing… LEADING THE TEAM I come ...
Do You Pass the Baton or Toss a Grenade?
Pass the baton I was recently invited to give a ten minute pre-lunch speech to a network group on any topic I chose.  That certainly gave me plenty of scope ...
One Uncomfortable Thing a Day
Are You Sitting Comfortably? If you are, then there’s no need to move.  Change is a bit like that.  We get comfortable where we are, and find reasons not to ...
What does a Manager actually do?
Good Management? Jűrgen Grobler is a man of wisdom.  Never heard of him?   If you’re a rowing fan you’ll know he’s a former Great Britain Men’s Rowing Team Olympic Coach.  ...
Being squashed by the boss
Mindful Conversations…
Squashed! Do you ever say to yourself after a conversation that hasn’t worked out quite as expected, something to the effect of, “I don’t know why he over-reacted, all I ...
How to Mend Meeting Madness
Become the fly on the wall at the Monday morning management meeting, and you will see the essence of any organisation.  Research confirms our suspicions that most meetings are useless.  ...
Managing Learned Helplessness
Mood Hoover If you’ve ever been so deep in a hole that you couldn’t see a way out, or being around someone whose plaintive victimhood drove you mad, you might ...
Sssh… don’t mention New Year’s resolutions
New Year Resolutions “Oh, the pressure…. What’ll I say when they ask me?  I haven’t a clue. I’d better come up with something.  It had better sound sensible.” Sound familiar?  ...
Am I a MANAGER or a LEADER – Why should I care?
How we perceive ourselves isn't necessarily equal to how others see us. I’m often struck by the language we use – the difference between what we say and what we ...
Opinion or Fact? (Why it matters)
Alternate facts? That's my Opinion! In Woody Allen’s film, Annie Hall and Alvy Silver go to therapy.  Each is asked how often they sleep together.  He replies “hardly ever, maybe ...
Defending against Defensiveness
Who me? OK, marks out of 10 on the defensiveness scale for the following remark: “He’s being defensive – I’m just realistic”. Personally, I’d give it a 9½.  I consider ...
Mugged by Your Boss? (How can you tell, and what can you do about it?)
Who gets the credit? What’s a work-related mugging?  Basically, it’s the same as any other sort of mugging – you’ve got the goods, and someone more powerful takes them away.  ...
Uncomfortable Conversations (Assertiveness Part 2)
Who suffers most? In our last blog, you identified the negative impact always saying “Yes” or always saying “No” is having on you.  Now you want to have that “difficult ...
Saying yes, Saying No (Assertiveness Part 1)
If you’re just the girl who can’t say “no” or the manager who can’t say “yes” – are you happy with your situation?  Do you feel powerless to take control? ...
Dealing with Exam Stress
Studied out It’s that time of year.  For those of you suffering household exam stress, it may be useful to seek help from the CIA.  Think that’s a bit extreme?  ...
Health Literacy has nothing to do with the Three Rs
What are we taking? I can read and write as well as anyone.  My hearing is fine.  I’m a reasonably smart individual.  Why then, when my husband came home from ...
From Nollaig na mBan to Bliain na mBan
A Little Christmas Like no Other Today, January 6th, Irish women traditionally celebrate Nollaig na mBan, (literally - Women's Christmas, usually translated as Little Christmas).  Wouldn’t it be great to ...
Themes you’d like addressed at a virtual event celebrating International Women’s Day 2021
Here’s what you told me… Many thanks for the 68 suggestions received for themes for an International Women’s Day event #CHOOSETOCHALLENGE.  They’re displayed in the word cloud picture. While leadership ...
Woman & Leadership Survey
What kind of professional are you? I interviewed 22 Irish professionals (mid-20s to mid-60s), 17 women, 5 men. Answers are edited and amalgamated for brevity. I’ll share insights over a ...
Today’s question: “IF YOU WERE TO ADVISE A YOUNG FEMALE COLLEAGUE ABOUT CAREER PROGRESSION, WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU TELL HER?” 
Who can help me navigate my way? Here’s what respondents said... PLAN: You need to know where you’re heading in order to get there. Your financial strategy. Family and household is ...
Today’s question: “WHAT RISKS OR NEGATIVE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES DO WOMEN IN BUSINESS ENCOUNTER OR FEAR?” 
It's OK to ask for help Interestingly, more mature women reflected on overt sexism and predatory behaviour experienced in the ‘80s & ‘90s.  Younger women fear more subtle bias. NUMBER ...
You Don’t Have to Play Golf to Build Your Network
A diverse network expands your horizons Interviewees are clear - developing a strong network is vital AND requires effort.  It’s not I’d like to join your LinkedIn network or collecting ...
Women only? Controversial!
Men not allowed? The question: “WHAT IMPACT DOES BEING A FEMALE-ONLY PROGRAMME HAVE?”  Here’s what they said. ANTI: It indicates a limited mindset.  Danger of reinforcing segregation. Why no men? ...
AGE: an equal opportunities discrimination
I am more than my age... Ageism is perceived as alive and well across genders. I asked no age-specific question during interviews.  Respondents brought it up spontaneously. “I’m seen as ...
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