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Anchorman Wisdom

“A wise man once said nothing” – Will Ferrell (American actor and comedian) Have you ever had a moment where you opened  your mouth and said something that you immediately regretted? We all have. But maybe there’s times we don’t regret but we actually should say nothing… There is no doubt that in my mind…

How To Add 30 Days Of Real Value To Your Year

“Nothing is so dear and precious as time.” – French Proverb. I was working with a client when they pointed out that one of the changes our work had made to her working life was that it had added 30 days of ‘Strategic Rock Time’(Important/Non-Urgent Time) to her career and life.
How?

The Problem – Opportunity Choice

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are problems and there are opportunities.

Life and business has endless problems and endless opportunities.

Blind Spots and Gorillas..​.

“Beliefs can easily cause us to become blind to the obvious.” – Daniel Simons, Psychologist Daniel became well known for creating the ‘Gorilla’ experiment, using basketball players – which showed that people can very easily miss the very very obvious.  (click here if you don’t know about it) Maybe like me you’ve sometimes had an ‘Aha!’ moment where…

A Great Question For This Time Of Year

What’s the worse that can happen, and can I live with it?

I love great questions. Like great quotes, I actually collect them as a hobby (I know, I know – get a life etc. 🙂 )

The above question is one that I believe is well known but not well used.  This question is a great one to ask yourself when faced with key decisions to make.

Inspiration From The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

“I realise now more than ever the most valuable commodity in life is the feeling you get when you give.   Compassion is the currency that leads to true wealth.” – Jim Carrey, Actor At a time of year when we can be very distracted with the ‘busy-ness’ of life, this simple but thought provoking quote gives food for thought……

9 Ways To Improve Your Clarity

[This content is taken from Shane’s free weekly email – to subscribe, go to www.shanecradock.com] “Clarity = Power”  – Keith Cunningham In today’s business world, Clarity is the ultimate weapon. Accelerating change can create clouds of confusion for many. Leadership is all about vision – knowing what you want to create. Most people don’t have…

A Key Skill For Now And The Future

“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue
with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.”
-Jane Goodall

There is increasing focus in leadership training and development
around Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient.

One of the key skills in any great leader is the ability to really
listen.

How To Get Beyond Limitations…

“There’s a few reasons why I don’t see it happening”

These were the words spoken by a smart woman I was working with a few years ago, in response to me asking if she thought she could ever be a CEO.

She was very convincing in her argument as to why she couldn’t get to the top spot.

But it turned out that despite her comments she actually had a huge desire to get to the role.

Insights from Business Owners

Had a great session today with the Inspired Business Club Workshop that runs every month in the Glenview Hotel.  There was a nice ‘active’ mix of business owners based in Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare.   Apart from a healthy exchange of ideas, insights and useful contacts, there was also a useful discussion around ‘Critical Thinking…