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Thoughts on communications, change, engagement, leadership or pretty much anything else of interest or note that I pick up around the place. A place to relax, think, write and muse a little...

February 24, 2020

How can I make more employees more engaged? Learn how to leverage the power of emotional storytelling to cultivate values your team can connect with.

October 21, 2019

Learn how the 2019 Ironman Barcelona competition taught me valuable lessons on oganisational purpose & power.

September 24, 2019

Learn my 4-step framework on building tone of voice that engages and resonates with your employees. Remember, how you say 'it,' matters too!

July 29, 2019

So this week's blog topic was a toss-up between talking to people like children and Jacob Rees-Mogg's new 'language guidelines'.

But given that I don't want to give Rees-Mogg Esq (oh PLEASE!) any more airtime, I decided to plump for the former option.

I went to a meeting...

April 29, 2019

Feargal Quinn, who passed away suddenly last week, was a legend in the world of Irish retailing.

I was lucky enough to have interviewed him for Episode Five of the Inspiring Change podcast last year and wanted to pull out some of his thinking in this week's blog.


March 18, 2019

How many times have you launched a new strategy or kicked off a change programme and wondered why your people aren't getting behind it?

The answer is simple - they don't feel part of it.  How you've communicated it to them hasn't connected with them in a way that's...

February 12, 2019

“During change, being able to paint a picture of the opportunity is key”

Helen started her career as a primary school teacher.  However, with a class of 43 four-year old boys she realised pretty quickly that perhaps that wasn't the career for her!  So, she went back to...

February 5, 2019

I was on the Luas last week (Dublin's tram for those not from here) and we went past an AIB building.  As we journeyed by I looked out and saw a giant graphic depicting the bank's values, the creation and launch of which I'd been closely involved in when I was worked t...

November 13, 2018

Last week, for the second time, I ran my new course - Communication for the 21st century - and thought I'd share some of the