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March 7, 2019
Low staff morale

What causes poor staff morale?

“Staff morale is low.” “Employees are not motivated.” These are phrases I frequently hear when I work with companies up and down the country. Poor staff morale and low levels of motivation are symptoms; the cause is always poor communication and a lack of people focus within the organisation. I’ve […]
February 27, 2019
High Performance

The 7 disciplines of high performance

In the business world, high performance is a term associated with appraisals and inserted before ‘team.’ But what does the term ‘high performance’ really mean? The dynamics and disciplines of high performance are easily spotted in the world of sports. Consistency, resilience, focus, a winning record, strong work ethic and […]
February 25, 2019
How to be effective a delegation

How to be effective at delegation

Many managers I work with have challenges when it comes to delegation. For most of them, the real issue is relinquishing control. Many of us run the belief that if you want something done well do it yourself. A core tenet of management and leadership is achieving through others and […]
February 20, 2019
Do you need a boost of positivity?

Do you need a boost of positivity?

When we receive a setback, when our expectations as to how things should be, don’t match the reality of how things are, we can all do with a boost of positivity to help pick ourselves up and put a spring back in our step.   Four ways to enhance your […]
February 18, 2019
How to present to senior management

How to present to senior management

In this post, I want to focus on how to present to senior management, an audience that can strike terror into the hearts of even the most competent presenters. Six golden rules when you have to present to senior management.    Short and to the point Rule number one when […]
February 13, 2019
put the self back in self-confidence

It’s time to put the self back in self-confidence

Most of us, if we are honest, would like to feel more confident in at least some situations. So, how do you boost your reserves to put the self back in self-confidence? How do you put the self back in self-confidence? To start, remember you were not born lacking confidence […]
February 12, 2019
Effective manager

Do you want to be an effective manager?

Effective managers don’t just manage people; they develop their staff by supporting and challenging team members to utilise their talents, enhance their skills and think for themselves. In addition, effective managers teach employees how to achieve greater levels of satisfaction at work; they show their staff how to grow not just […]
February 7, 2019
Traps to avoid when presenting

4 traps to avoid when presenting

I frequently work with clients who want to enhance their presentation skills. In this article, I share with you 4 traps to avoid when presenting. Bad presentations are all the same – too long, poorly prepared and paced, are overly reliant on slides crammed with text and are delivered in […]
February 5, 2019

How to detach yourself

Clients and workshop attendees often state that they have a tendency to take things too personally. It is an issue we can all relate to. As I always say, taking things personally means we care and that is a better space to be in than being cold or complacent. Having […]
January 30, 2019
15 ways to be a better presenter

15 ways to be a better presenter

The terror of speaking in public, or the enhanced self-consciousness of delivering a presentation at work, is ultimately the fear we have of being judged negatively by others. In reality, the vast majority of audiences are supportive and they are usually not that interested in how you are feeling. Here […]
January 24, 2019
Face the audience. 15 ways to be a better presenter

SOAR 2019 The Highlights

On the evening of Thursday January 17th, 120 of us gathered in The Westbury Hotel, Dublin for my annual flagship workshop, SOAR 2019. It is always a memorable night, and this year was no exception. Get a flavour of the evening and hear what some attendees had to say in […]
January 4, 2019
My biggest lessons of 2018

My Biggest Lessons of 2018

As we embark on a New Year most of us will contemplate how we want 2019 to be different from 2018, I know I do! Before I tease out new ideas and delve into plans that will enhance my business and life in general, I’ve found it is always useful […]