Posted on November 02, 2020
I remember the first time I saw a James Bond movie.
It was watching Dr. No on TV at home in Kilkenny as a child and myself and my brother Mark became immediate fans – subsequently tormenting my parents with our antics in the home to ‘save the world’.
A key part of us buying into Ian Fleming’s world was of course Sean Connery.
Posted on August 10, 2020
Over the last week, I found myself doing some painting outside and for one section I had to clear away some cobwebs before beginning the work.
I didn’t give it any thought until the next day when I was walking by the same section and noticed that the beginnings of a small cobweb was in the very place I’d cleaned.
It made me reflect that nature truly is adaptive.
What many people don’t realise is that optimism can be learned. And now is the time to step into it. (See ‘Learned Optimism’ by Martin Seligman)
What if you believed a much better future was coming? And that you could help create it?
We need to be in touch with reality. But we also need to be positive shapers of the future.
With every day that passes, industry associations are coming out with recovery plan proposals to influence policy makers and help re-activate economies more quickly around the world.
It’s the right thing to do as no-one person in any government will have the answers and it’s critical that we can collaborate to create the best plans.
But it made me think about us as leaders and people interested in creating better lives, organisations and communities.
What is your plan for yourself and your team/family over the coming weeks/months?
Posted on December 17, 2019
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.
Posted on December 09, 2019
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?
Posted on November 19, 2019
Everyone knows it just takes one bad apple to kill a team, but they don’t often consider the impact of their own state or mood in the same way.
Posted on November 11, 2019
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.
Posted on October 22, 2019
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.
Posted on October 21, 2019
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.