If you’re Irish and over 40, you’ll know that last week saw the passing of the legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne. If you’re not living in Ireland, think of the most famous person you know in your country, multiply it by 10 and make it personal.
Below is a recording of an interview I did in October 2019 with Ellen Gunning on her Mediascope show on Dublin City FM. We spoke about public relations and leadership.
It’s very easy get caught up with what’s wrong in your world. And that ‘trap’ can contaminate your attitude. But starting each day with deliberate intention like Brian, is worth everything.
It was revealed that the founder and CEO of the innovative co-working company, Adam Neumann, had been fired by his board. His fall publicly started on the 14th August when WeWork released their jaw dropping IPO prospectus which attempted to value the organisation at $65 Billion.
One of the most powerful things I’ve discovered in a leadership context (be it business or life) is that we all have an inner narrator. When people or events don’t line up with the way we like them, you’ll find that voice is activated. Most will listen to that voice as if it’s the real them.
Below is a recording of an interview I did in August 2019 with Siun Byrne and Michael Daly of the “D15 Today” show on Phoenix FM. I spoke about gender balance at board and CEO level.
An attitude like Shane Lowry’s can make any journey enjoyable. But only if that’s part of our approach.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognise the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
I know quite a few ‘control freaks’… 🙂
Someone told me recently that the word January originated from the word Janus – the Roman god of beginnings and endings. An appropriate description for the first month of a New Year.
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;
leadership is defined by results, not attributes.”