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May The 4th Be With You…

May the 4th has been taken over by Star Wars as it’s official day globally, in a playful riff on the phrase ‘May the force be with you’.

In our home it’s an important date for different reasons, as it’s my daughter Jane’s birthday – and she became a teenager.

Because of the unusual situation we’re in globally, we did our best to try and make her day special.

Part Of Creating A Great Life

Be assured that within your setbacks most likely are hidden gems. Gems that can make your foundations stronger and that ultimately can create a greater probability of growth – in any aspect of life.

What Is The Most Important Thing?

We’re now into the last weeks of 2019. Wouldn’t if be great to squeeze the very best out of it, so that we turn the corner with momentum and set ourselves up for a strong start to 2020?

Farewell To The Sinatra Of Irish Broadcasting (Gay Byrne)

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.

Learning From A Food Entrepreneur

I was meeting Darina to discuss her appearance at my annual networking dinner for women leaders, The Dinner For Ladies Who Don’t Lunch, which takes place in early November.

Over a couple of hours she shared with me some of her story.

What I found fascinating was that most of the breakthrough moments came from adversity.

WeWork CEO Gets Fired And Reality Distortion

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.

You Probably Have Meeting Addiction

I recall observing one of my clients (a smart, experienced successful leader) in a meeting with some of his team. He’d asked me to sit in on a meeting to observe the culture in action and afterwards give some feedback to himself and the team.

The Poetry Of This Key Skill For Success

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – A poem by Mary Oliver.

A friend shared this poem with me last week, and I was struck not only by it’s brevity but also by it’s power.

I think it’s easy to read these lines and think ’that’s cute’ and just move on with the busyness of life, but I believe they are worth reflecting on.

Are Good Men Like Unicorns?

“Good men are like unicorns. Everyone talks about them but nobody has actually seen one.” I don’t agree…

Interview On The 1% Better Podcast with Rob O’Donohue

Episode 46 – Shane Cradock on Mindset, Visioning & Permission to Dream! Podcaster Rob O’Donohue asked me a lot of wide-ranging questions about business and life and as a result he brought out some content I hadn’t expected. During the conversation, we touched on many topics including: Becoming an obsessive learner Influencers on my learning…