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Are You Listening.​..?

3 for the price of 1 this week…   “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stepehen R. Covey Someone once said to me that when it comes to communication there are 3 key variables: What I actually say What you hear What I…

Learning From Harry Potter

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” – Albus Dumbledore (Character in the Harry Potter books and movies) The above quote above is from a scene where Dumbledore discovers that Harry has been spending a lot of time in front of the Erised mirror. The Erised Mirror (‘desire’ spelled backwards) shows the greatest desire…

A Vital Key To A Strong & Clear Mind

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn myself, time and time again. And I’ve watched clients and friends neglect it, until their bodies eventually decide to ‘stop’ them. It could…

How Will You Measure Your Life? – Harvard Business Review

I came across a great article on the Harvard Business Review website that I’d forgotten about.  It’s a very strong read about measuring the true success of your life.  If you’re up for the challenge and are looking for more fulfillment from your life this is a MUST READ. How Will You Measure Your Life?…

A Lesson From Gone With The Wind

“One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” – Sydney Howard Syndey Howard was an Amercian playwright and screenwriter. He won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1925 and a posthumous Oscar for the screenplay for the movie Gone With The Wind. His quote above I…

What Others Think About You

“Care about what other people think and  you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu It’s useful to hear what others think – especially if it broadens your point of view, provides useful feedback to improve and or provides some great learning and insight.   (Indeed many are not even open to the above…)…

New Jobs In Ireland

It crossed my mind recently that jobs lost seem to always get more airPlay than jobs created. So out of curiosity I did a scan to see what jobs were created in Ireland in May. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far: Merit medical. Galway. 200 jobs. Copper fasten technologies 37 jobs software SAP-…

Your Most Valuable Ideas

“Think too much, and you’ll create a problem that was not even there in the first place.” – Anonymous I was looking at some research there recently where executives in the USA were asked where and when they usually get their best ideas. The top 3 answers were: 1. On vacation/holidays 2.In the shower 3. While travelling…

Complimenting A Leader

“Being Prime Minister is a lonely job…
You cannot lead from the crowd.”
– Margaret Thatcher

The Logic Of Spock

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.”
– Spock, Star Trek: the Original Series

You may have heard that Leonard Nimoy, the legendary actor
who played Spock passed a few days ago at the age of 83.

Growing up in the 70’s in Ireland, I have to say watching the
adventures of his character, Captain Kirk and that of the team
of the Star Trek Enterprise was always a highlight of my school
week and a great distraction from reality…