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On Echoing Irish Voices Congruent with Irish Values…

November 29, 2017 0 Comments

My hope/wish/prayer for 2018 is that Ireland will be a safe place for a #Whistleblower and an increasingly unsafe place for politicians who take cover with “it’s what’s legal” vs. “it’s what is ethical, proactive and kind”. A government that is far more congruent with Irish values. To create that Ireland, we need to find […]

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Personal Change Management; the tools

June 13, 2017 0 Comments

A post entitled, Embracing Uncertainty, suggested an alternative description of the practices often recommended to support resilience. It has become clear that the language helping professionals use, is often one of the most significant obstacles to supporting significant life and career change. So, if you’ve embraced mindfulness, a daily meditation practice or have already found your way into a supportive recovery community […]

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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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Make 2015 matter!

December 15, 2014 0 Comments

Resolutions are one thing – execution quite another. Take inspiration from the research showing that cigarette smokers increase their odds of quitting with every (even failed) attempt. Instead of “resolving” – review. What did you resolve in 2014? 2010? 1999? My guess is something pretty close to what you’re planning to change in the future. […]

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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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Changing the Conversation, the Disservice of Silence

August 3, 2014 0 Comments

Oh, we Irish are grand storytellers. Poor though, in frank and open conversation. Worse at speaking truth to power. Perhaps the former comes naturally. For the latter, skills are required. We teach polite, we teach deference, we don’t teach assertiveness or skills to influence¹. That is a very specific skill set. We lack a belief that we […]

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On Changing Conversations in Ireland

July 20, 2014 0 Comments

We tell stories in Ireland. Yet, we don’t talk enough in conversation about what our current and past realities are. Stories set our experiences in stone; a concrete past. Conversations allow us to evolve and to heal. In repeating, even our traumatic experiences from a distance, in a now safe environment, we re-experience them as our current […]

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Code Space Newry

July 13, 2014 0 Comments

The incubator and co-working space that was once Emerald-Valley, continues to evolve. Growing a digital infrastructure on the border was the mission, a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem the dream. Attracting startups to a co-working space was the intention, but as it turns out, only half of what was required. Our earliest tech residents were reliant on […]

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On Community…becoming Empowered Citizens

June 26, 2014 0 Comments

Originally published 20. April 2011, the message applies more than ever! I believe the citizens of Ireland in the Republic and in Northern Ireland will finally elect worthy representatives– if empowered to witness a mature belief that we deserve governments and institutional authorities that are competent, responsive and respectful of the citizenry. When my adolescent […]

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International Day of the Girl/Woman?

March 7, 2014 0 Comments

Playing “catch up” in Ireland. Imagine the surprise at 53 years old discovering I was, yet again, a girl. Imagine the surprise in finding my accomplished, professional peers were also girls. Imagine my sadness on realising they didn’t have a problem with it. Please let us consider the underlying misogyny and join in rejecting the […]

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