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6 Most Effective Leadership Styles

There are many different styles of leadership in business today. A Study by Daniel Goleman identified 6 styles of leadership that are the most

Motivation Through Staff or Pay Cuts

Now more than ever motivating staff is key to the survival of your organisation. However, to do this whilst implementing cuts can be very difficult

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Leadership and Resilience

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Justav Jung We all know of resilient leaders, those who have risen from the

How to help remote employees bond

Research has shown that employees who work remotely often feel as though they are excluded from the company culture. These employees report feeling

Managing mood contagion

Mood affects the culture of an organisation A positive work culture is what differentiates high- performance organisations from less successful ones.

10 signs of toxic culture

Organisation culture is the key driver in a achieving objectives. As Peter Drucker would say “ Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. So, it’s

Does a culture of long hours pays dividends?

There are a myriad of reasons of why employees put in long hours at the office. These range from pressure from management and economic incentive to

Task vs Relationship Leadership Styles

It has become increasingly obvious that effective leadership is hugely important in the workplace. If the leadership is not effective, problems such

Why use psychometric testing?

Psychometrics refers to ‘the psychological theory or technique of mental measurement’ – (Merriam-Webster 2018). Getting a better sense of a

Impact of leadership style on culture?

Harvard Business review describes organisational culture as a system of shared assumptions, values and beliefs which govern how people behave in an

What is Authentic Leadership

Authentic leadership emphasizes honesty, being genuine, self-awareness, emotions, and staying true to one’s self. It is built upon values and

How to make the most of your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the world’s leading online professional directory of individuals and companies, but more than that it has become an invaluable tool for

Career Anchors

Edgar Schein at MIT has identified eight themes and has shown that people will have prioritized preferences for these. For example a person with a

Managers V’s Leaders

For many years the difference between leadership and management has been debated. Are they the same? If not, what is the difference? The last five

Hiring international executives- tips and traps…

As the world grows ever smaller, businesses are becoming more international and we are not just talking large multinationals. Nowadays, small and

CV Advice

A Curriculum Vitae is a summary of your skills, accomplishments, experiences and education designed to capture a prospective employer’s interest.

How to Recruit for Cultural Fit

It’s generally accepted that organisations need to hire employees who, in addition to meeting the technical requirements for the job, naturally

How to ensure new hires feel included from their first day

When it comes to onboarding new employees, the majority of employers have a to-do list which focuses on paperwork, meeting the team, a tour of the

Narcissism and Leadership

What is narcissism? Narcissism is excessive self involvement, vanity, ego centrism and lack of regard for others. Narcissism and Leadership:

The importance of feedback tools for Not for Profits

In an era where customer feedback is everywhere and easily accessible in the Not for Profit industry, both donors and doers find it difficult to

If your staff aren’t speaking up it could be your culture

When your employees speak up, your organisation benefits! If your employees feel comfortable sharing their opinions and concerns or making

How to recruit generation z graduates

From January, many prospective graduates begin to search for potential job opportunities. This is usually the time when employers begin pushing their

How to manage employee turnover

The business environment we find ourselves in today is extremely competitive. Organisations are now finding it incredibly difficult to differentiate

Impact of International Cultural Differences

Globalisation means that our business and indeed our personal lives increasingly involve international networks.  In order to leverage these

How to beat burnout

Even if you love everything about your job, burnout can still affect you. A person often experiences burnout when they feel as though they are

How to manage feedback?

The majority of leaders want to continue to improve and find ways to be more effective. However, they very rarely receive feedback which will help

How intelligent people sabotage their success

Were you one of the smartest kids in your class? You have done well in your career, however you are constantly seeing people you outperformed in

How to make the holiday season less stressful for you and your team

It’s hard to miss the festive spirit which is everywhere during the holiday season. Some people can’t get enough! For other’s however, it is

When pressure breaks down a manager, it breaks down their team

Most of the things managers do are forgettable, the actions you carry out on a day to day basis are experienced by your direct reports as routine.

Staff competition and ethical behaviour.

Most people love a bit of competition and more importantly winning! Competition pushes us towards our goals and motivates us to improve our own

What makes a good leader?

What separates great leaders from average ones? According to Daniel Goleman they answer does not lie in technical skills or IQ, it is in fact

Get out of your comfort zone!

We are currently living in a network and knowledge-based society. What this means is that we depend on our relationships in order to develop both

How to help everyone on your team be creative

There is a myth that only certain people have a ‘creative personality’ and if you don’t well that means you can’t be creative. However, in

How to Decide if you should relocate for a job.

What happens if you are offered your dream job, but it is thousands of miles away? How do you know if it is worth locating for a particular job? Who

Reduce Staff Turnover by Putting the Time into Onboarding

With unemployment levels falling, the need for companies to keep its top talent is intensifying. Reports suggest that the most important thing on the

Successful digital transformations: what do they have in common?

Changes in technology over the last 200 years have drastically transformed the business landscape. Research carried out by Mckinsey has shown that

Tips on how to get along with your new team.

One of the things that you hear quite often in interviews is how the best part of a candidates job is their co-workers. You spend most of your time

Organisational change: how to tell your team?

There is no doubt that being a leader is hard! Every once in a while you will have to tell your team some news that will be hard to hear. It

Tips on how to stay productive at the end of the year

With the holidays just around the corner it is not unusual for productivity at work to fall at the end of the year. However, you can help yourself

Customising your job offer

We are currently living in the era of customisation. There are many different ways people today can personalise their experiences, whether it be

Do you know how expensive employee turnover is?

Employee turnover is a fact of life. It is however, a costly fact of life. An article by Suzanne Lucas in Inc. has estimated that it can cost up to

How to improve performance by managing your mood.

Why? Well, nobody likes being in a bad mood. But bad mood is more than just an unpleasant feeling. Mood matters – a lot. If you learn to manage

The Impact of Brexit on the Irish Food Industry

When it comes to Brexit, there is huge concern in Ireland surrounding the impact it will have on the country, particularly the agri-food sector. The

How to manage employee turnover

The business environment we find ourselves in today is extremely competitive. Organisations are now finding it incredibly difficult to differentiate

How to motivate creative leaders

In every team there are always members who come up with creative and useful ideas more often than other members. These ideas are the backbone of

Peer learning and how to facilitate it.

Do you know where your team goes when they want to learn some new information or a new skill? A study carried out by Harvard Business Review found

New leaders must choose their team ASAP

Transitioning to a leadership position within an organisation today is proving more challenging than it has in the past, as new leaders have a very

What actually is digital transformation?

Today, digital transformation has become hugely important for businesses of all sizes. Every study, article and panel discussion involving how

The importance of being a focused leader

The main task of a leader is to direct attention. In order to do this, leaders have to learn how to focus their own attention. When speaking about

How to boost your emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic in recent years with good reason! There is quite a lot of evidence to suggest that emotional

Momentum is Key!

Keeping a transformation successful can be much harder than anticipated. Whilst it may look like a success at the start, this can change rapidly. It

Top tip on improving leadership decisions and choices

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lays our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth

Does leadership onboarding work?

Onboarding should always be a priority for HR as data complied by Tanya Bauer, Professor of Management at Portland State University from the US

Leadership EQ

What is it emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence can be defined, simplistically, as being aware of one’s own emotional reactions to

Stress Management

Given the turbulent world of the last few years a lot of people are coming under an increased amount of stress in general and also when looking to

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Looking for a job while you already have one can be stressful, especially in the age of social media when privacy is scarce. You don’t want to rock

Pre Interview anxiety?- Do NOT calm down

For over 20 years we have been conducting interviews and have consistently found pre-interview anxiety to be a candidate’s worst enemy. We are all

Cover Letter

A Cover Letter should be typed, well-written and directed to a real person. Find out who the potential decision maker is and address the letter to

CV Don’ts

Some common mistakes to avoid: DO NOT make spelling mistakes The advent of the spellchecker makes this inexcusable and reflects poorly on your

Personal Branding

What is it? Essentially, the concept claims that with the advent of fast and easy global communications mainly revolving around the web, the world is

Goal Setting

With New Year comes a slew of resolutions and plans. If you have big plans for the coming year than it’s time to take note of the strategies needed

Motivation Through Paycuts

Today more than ever motivating staff is key to the survival of your organisation. However, to do this whilst implementing pay cuts can be very

How to beat the summer productivity slump

SUMMER PRODUCTIVITY SLUMP? The summer hours can be bad for business. A leading American digital media company (Captivate Network) assessed the

The Importance of Communication in the Hiring Process

In a market that is picking up, good candidates are hard to attract. A large part of their decision making process will be based on how they were

Does Innovation really drive success ?

97% of business owners surveyed saw innovation as being central to their future success with 45% planning to create new products and services this

The Perils of Procrastination

Everybody procrastinates sometimes but there are a large number of people who chronically avoid difficult tasks and look for distractions which in

CV Content

CVs should cover the following areas: Personal Details Include name, address, telephone numbers & email address.   Education Include third

How does leadership style affect culture?

Harvard Business review describes organisational culture as a system of shared assumptions, values and beliefs which govern how people behave in an

Why People Leave Jobs and How to Stop Them!

As the age-old adage goes ‘people don’t quit their job, they quit their boss’. And yes, this is the case for many people. However, in a HBR

Six Principles Of Effective Global Talent Management

A recent research paper by MIT Sloan which is based on the talent management strategies of 33 multinationals with assistance from INSEAD, Cambridge,

Nine different types of intelligence

In 1983 Howard Gardener who was an American developmental psychologist, published a book called Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Digital Transformation: Meeting the Needs of B2B Customers

In the Business to Consumer (B2C) world, there is significant focus on customer experience, however it is just as important in the Business to