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Tangible Leadership

September 19, 2016 0 Comments

  Where we’ve been and where we’re going! In 2009, David Allen Ibsen published, “Leading your way out of the recession”. It was a recipe for what it would take to survive the global economic crisis. The ingredients included: • Self Confidence • A clearly articulated and broad vision • A willingness to be flexible […]

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On…Continuing Education

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste”  So goes the very powerful fundraising campaign launched by United Negro College Fund in 1972. It’s one of the most enduring tag-lines Madison Avenue has brought the world. It endures because the sentiment is universal. Dust off the cobwebs, turn off the talking heads and find out what real […]

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Leadership, Tangible style

May 3, 2016 0 Comments

“Do as I say, not as I do!” …or not! When Tangible Ireland began in 2009, we were experiencing a lot of that kind of leadership in Ireland. Founder, Raymond Sexton believed that an emphasis on the positive was required. • What was going well? • Who were the people driving the success stories? • Did […]

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#Tangible15 – Limerick

March 30, 2015 0 Comments

We had a great day in Limerick for “A Winning Culture“. The setting was the beautifully restored Bishops’s Palace and David Deighan, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust led with an overview of what they’ve accomplished and where they’re going! Limerick is coming off it’s year as Ireland’s first “City of Culture” and some wonder “What’s […]

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Global Ireland

March 13, 2015 0 Comments

Generations have left the island of Ireland to find opportunities around the world. We hear often of the “Global Irish“, estimated at near 70 million. That is just part of the story. Global Ireland is far bigger than that. America boasts 22 Presidents with “Irish Roots”, but on closer inspection we find 13 of them actually hailed […]

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The Irish Language

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

My relationship with the Irish language has evolved over the half dozen years I have been here. It’s doubtful I’ll learn to speak it, I’ve little facility with language, but what I’ve learned about it has certainly informed my understanding of the people of this island. Three people opened the door to that understanding. Carol […]

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Swords into Ploughshares…

January 25, 2015 0 Comments

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares… Isaiah 2:4 This New York City park sits just below my first apartment. I visited it often during the years I lived in Tudor City. The adolescent, protesting child of the Vietnam War era wondered whether those words would come to pass in my lifetime. Here in Northern Ireland, I believe […]

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#Tangible14 – Dublin

October 12, 2014 0 Comments

Thank you to our hosts at the Landsdowne Rugby Club and all who participated. Once again, Raymond Sexton gathered an eclectic group of participants, Carol Conway pulled the disparate threads into a tapestry of leadership styles, business opportunities and socially responsible engagement with community. The facility was beautiful! Special thanks to Michael Diskin for the welcoming […]

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Global Ireland, Global Cities

September 10, 2014 0 Comments

Global City! Tangible Ireland’s Dublin meeting October 9th is a special one. It marks the first session of my “senior year”* at Tangible. Four years ago, with the help of Linkedin’s algorithms, I found my way to a meeting at the Dublin Civic Trust. Welcomed by Dan Feahney, an enthusiastic, ex-pat American, I felt comfortable. […]

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Tasks, tools & invention, necessity not required…

August 22, 2014 0 Comments

It’s a poor workman who blames his tools… This adage conjures an image: a Singer sewing machine my frowning, 4’10” Italian grandmother and a judgment that if times got hard my “piece work” earning potential was pitiful. Good that I’m better equipped for 21st Century “piece work”! Probably because the “tools” are more like “toys”. […]

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