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How to Lead Yourself Effectively without Effort

Leadership, Motivation
You are probably familiar with the term ‘getting into your flow’ but maybe you are challenged as to what it means, what benefits it brings and how you can achieve it. I’m a great believer in Positive Psychology which simply means applying psychology to improve our lives as opposed to using psychology to address and…
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Being Grateful can Make you a Happier Leader

Leadership, Motivation
Several years ago when I was studying for my Diploma in Business and Personal Coaching, I came across the practise of how calling out all the things you are grateful for can enhance your happiness.  I myself, up to this point would always look at the things I didn’t have and this had a negative…
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Are Limiting Beliefs Limiting your Leadership Mindset

Building Confidence, Leadership
Everyone ‘suffers’ from self-limiting beliefs but what are they and how can they prevent us from achieving our dreams and goals? Self-limiting beliefs are limitations, whether conscious or unconscious that we believe in. They can restrict us from doing what we really want to do. They colour our perception and determine our actions or in…
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Great Questioning Skills Make Great Leaders

Communication, Leadership
When studying for my Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching over 11 years ago, I really learnt some valuable questioning skills.  Everyone has the ability to ask questions I hear you say but are you asking questions in the right way?  Do the responses you receive when asking a question give you enough information so…
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Christmas Time – A Time for Reflection

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As the year is hastily making its way to a close, I thought for this month’s blog I’d reflect on the year gone by.  As my area of expertise is in Learning & Development, I thought why not reflect back on what I’ve learnt this year?  So here goes and not in any particular order:…
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How to be a Collaborative Leader

Leadership
Collaborative Leadership and the benefits it brings is something you may have heard being bounced about in the workplace.  But what exactly is Collaborative Leadership and how can you become a Collaborative Leader? Collaborative Leadership is a management practice that draws on the Leadership Skills across different business functions and organisational boundaries.  It draws on…
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4 Tips to Stay Motivated when Feeling De-energised

Motivation
We all experience times when we don’t necessarily feel motivated to work on pursuing our goals or our everyday tasks.  I know from my own experience that I’m more motivated when I’m busy delivering training so sometimes when I have a lot of quiet time in my office working on admin, I tend to de-energise…
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3 Ways to Demonstrate Leadership without a Leader Title

Communication, Leadership
I’m often asked what makes a good leader and in previous blogs I’ve talked about the characteristics of an effective leader however, I’m a great believer that everyone can be a Leader without having a Leader Title. Here are 3 ways to demonstrate Leadership without having the title of a Leader: 1. Be self-aware. Being…
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8 ways for a Leader to Successfully Implement Change

Leadership
In today’s world, Change is and always will be a constant.  Change is also something every Leader has to deal with no matter what area of business they work in.  Selling and implementing Change is a key Leadership skill but how can Leaders sell and implement Change successfully?  I’ve collated 8 approaches below to help…
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Storytelling

The Positive Impact of Story Telling in the Workplace

Communication
As a child, I always loved stories.  One of my favourite TV shows was Jackanory where a celebrity would sit in a chair and read out a story to us, avid listeners.  I was also enraptured by listening to weekly tales of Finn McCool and the Fianna being read by a teacher while I was…
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