5 Tips for Motivating Employees

  A common question I am asked is “How do I motivate my team?”   I usually respond, “You don’t.   However what you can do is create the right environment, the right factors, and opportunities that will motivate each of your Read More…

Is your current business model fit for purpose?

How deep is your moat might sound like a rip-off of a Bee Gees disco classic. It is instead a favourite question of Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate when they seek out acquisition targets. Buffet is a true Read More…

Equities: Should we be buying or selling?

  US economic growth looks like it will remain firm over the next 12 months, but will then begin to slow from its above-trend pace as the economy runs out of spare capacity. Fiscal stimulus, by the time it is Read More…

Visualising a Person on a Page: Who am I?

One of the main things that has driven me in my life is the desire to be unique. In fact, throughout my professional career, I have focused on building capabilities to help maintain my uniqueness. For me one of these Read More…

Women benefit and companies profit from gender parity

  According to the UN Global Gender Gap Report, we will reach gender parity in 2095. A shocking statistic but, unfortunately, not unfamiliar to many. In the war for talent, companies must acknowledge that this is an organisational issue rather Read More…

6 Steps to start the creation of high performance cultures

Touching back on my last blog I mentioned that culture needs to become a strategic business priority (like sales, profit, etc.) and not just a HR priority. Source: www.clubsolutionsmagazine.com Leadership teams can start the creation of high performance cultures by implementing Read More…

Seizing opportunities for international business development

Understanding the impact of Brexit for Irish companies and leveraging the success of Chinese businesses were some of the pertinent international business questions posed at the recent IMI National Management conference. Frances Ruane, former director of the ERSI and Professor Read More…

Why leaders lose their way

Almost half of Irish business leaders would be willing to engage in potentially unethical actions to meet financial targets, according to a recent survey by EY. This startling statistic is consistent with another, perhaps less surprising, finding from a survey Read More…