100miles for The Mater Foundation

MilesthatMater I have taken on a fundraising challenge through the month of August 2019 and your help I can exceed the fundraising and distance goals. I endeavour to match the donations in excess of the €200 goal for 100 miles with pro rata distance. So, €400 sees me covering 200miles by running, biking, hiking or…

Read more

A, B, C of Project Communications

The issue with communications is making yourself understood. Even though you may have a common language with the people you are communicating with, being understood is the key purpose of any project communication. Far too often we run into issues with communications between project team members and stakeholders who don’t quite grasp what each is…

Read more

Internalized Stress

“Stress at work is common, but it shouldn’t come from employee relationships” Dealing with stress arising from the tidal push and pull of working with other people should not be detrimental to the work that you are trying to achieve. If you are encountering resistance or friction from co-workers; whether they see it a perceived…

Read more

When the bull does it’s own thing..

There’s an arrogance attributed to bulls that is self perpetuating. Very few people want to go head to head with a bull which results in giving the bull power and a superiority complex. The bull quickly learns that no matter what it does it won’t be challenged which leads to more bullish behavior and even…

Read more

Software as a Service (SaaS) providing Solutions

In case you are unaware, for many of us now, working remotely or ‘offsite’ is made possible by working in the cloud. The tools that enable us to be effective in this work are SaaS or Software as a Solution which is essentially the distribution model of internet hosted applications which are used on a subscription…

Read more

Make or Break when you make a Mistake

Mistakes happen. It’s life. Making mistakes in business and learning from the lessons are what make us better people and leaders. When we make a mistake, how we address it will make or break our relationships with customers and others. Our actions can create and reinforce trust or eliminate trust altogether. Many of us as children…

Read more

Business books to feed your brain..

I’m currently slap bang in the middle of “Leaders Eat Last” (paperback version as my Kindle is due a replacement) by Simon Sinek. It’s got me thinking about other books that should be on my shelf. Apart from the occasional distraction by a Stephen King novel most of what I read is informative – whether…

Read more