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On NI, flags & the ‘je ne sais quoi’ of leadership…

May 27, 2017 0 Comments

Thank you to Alan Carson for suggestion my attendance and to Stephen Gough for organising “The State of the Union; Beyond 2021” event in East Belfast this week. The impression I left with was that we are all aching for great leadership. This is the first of two posts I will offer on my insights from […]

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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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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Pivotal or Peripheral?

July 22, 2015 0 Comments

Peripheral to two capitals that benefit from significant foreign direct investment, policies favouring support of 21st century technologies plus agencies committed to expanding markets, the NI/ROI border region is uniquely placed to focus on just three of these six key pillars. Human Capital, Supports and Culture Our task is to develop these to ensure we can fully participate. […]

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Paying it Forward in the Digital Age

January 2, 2015 0 Comments

Never has it been easier! Resolve to be a “Digital Media Mensch“* in 2015. It costs little and you’re out there anyway. A great recipe for money management is saving 10% of what you earn. Some folks with a charitable mindset strive to contribute 10%. Seem steep? Give of yourself, give your time! Even just […]

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Remembrance; Veteran’s Day is complicated…*

November 9, 2014 0 Comments

November. Conscious of and indebted to the efforts of veterans worldwide – I remember. An American expat living in Ireland, in matters of politics I have pacifist leanings. I am, however, untroubled by a passion for honouring the military and sacrifices made on my behalf. Generations of sacrifices. American veterans, British veterans, Canadian, German, Irish, […]

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Community…Tangible Ireland

July 10, 2014 0 Comments

This week I’m off to Crossmaglen, “The Joys of Armagh” is the Tangible session on offer at the Cross Square Hotel. Billed as a leadership seminar, for me it’s a dose of positivity. “Can do” folk putting their heads together. So what is Tangible Ireland? Many things, but “your partner in a global economy” doesn’t […]

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Cross Border Development Zone, Business led!

July 11, 2012 0 Comments

Brian Morgan raised the question in a Border Counties Forum on Linkedin: Can Local Authorities really lead the development of a Cross Border Development Zone?  http://goo.gl/Fu2d0 The success of BorderBizCamp proved: good things happen when 15 business folk conspire and drive the engine of government agencies. This can happen on a as wide and broad […]

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Community…on an Authentic Political Identity

May 29, 2011 0 Comments

A post On Becoming Empowered Citizens ( http://goo.gl/prCgg ) described my sense that Ireland was, metaphorically, in an adolescent place ready to rebel against the authorities such as the church and state, and reclaim the power relinquished to them in absolute trust  and obedience for generations. The recent election certainly reflected a beginning. That spoke […]

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Community…Optimism for an Irish Prosperity Process

December 7, 2010 2 Comments

Today I am energised and joyful.  Thank you to the folks committed to striving for “Excellence in Ireland”. I joined them in London. There was no better way for an Irish-American expat to spend Thanksgiving 2010. Imagine optimism, ambition and a call for excellence by determined Irish folk and their supporters on both sides of […]

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Community…On Remembrance, Poppies & Homelands

November 2, 2010 1 Comment

November. Conscious of and indebted to the efforts of veterans worldwide – I remember. An American expat living in Ireland, in matters of politics I have pacifist leanings. I am, however, untroubled by my passion for honouring the military and sacrifices made on my behalf. Generations of sacrifices. American veterans, British veterans, Canadian, German, Italian, […]

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