Daniel Goleman: What Makes a Leader?

By Michael Haynes | November 17, 2018

What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goleman Books, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman , one of the world’s leading experts on emotional and social intelligence. As he publishes his latest collection of articles, he speaks to Ann O’Dea about many topics, including leadership in London . Widely acknowledged as the man who brought the concept of emotional intelligence to the masses. Through his 1996 bestseller Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ, Daniel Goleman has just published Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence.  The book collects together in one volume his ‘must-read’ articles from the Harvard Business Review and key excerpts from his books. Goleman elaborates on his…

Recession Preparation: Make Time for Networking

By Michael Haynes | November 16, 2018

Even during busy days, take a few minutes to talk to someone who calls. Be encouraging even if you can’t help him/her. Refer the caller to other people who can help. Confirm his phone number and E-mail address so you can get back to him—and to show you really want to stay in touch. When unemployment rises due to a recession, you may get more calls from people wanting help. It is good business to have them think well of you.

Signs You’re A Layoff Candidate

By Michael Haynes | November 13, 2018

The most likely layoff candidates are employees who resist new technology or are not interested in upgrading their skills, ones who demonstrate little or no emotional commitment to the company, those disliked by peers and subordinates, and finally, those who made any major mistakes—even many years ago.

If Asked to Evaluate Your Boss

By Michael Haynes | November 10, 2018

Be very careful when evaluating your boss—an increasingly common practice in many companies. Assume that he/she will find out who said what, even if comments are supposed to be kept confidential. Also, give facts—not opinions—and do not repeat hearsay. Only mention things you personally heard or saw. Avoid making recommendations even if asked what the boss could do to improve performance. Most bosses prefer to believe subordinates like and respect them. Anything negative you say could become a problem for you later.

Muhammad Ali Record – The GOAT – The Greatest of All-Time

By Michael Haynes | November 9, 2018

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world’s greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented. After retirement, he traveled the world as an ambassador of peace and championed social causes like ending poverty and discrimination. A Short Biography Muhammad Ali was born “Cassius Clay” on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, Cassius was discovered by a boxing coach. He trained under various coaches as an amateur boxer and had a fantastic record of 100 wins to 5 losses. He became a professional boxer after winning the Summer Olympics gold medal in 1960. He took the name Muhammad…

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Protestors and soldiers dead as civil war looms in Yemen

May 30, 2011

At least 20 people have been killed today in Yemen as security forces opened fire on a camp in the city of Taiz but some activists are claiming the actual death toll is much higher. Reports from the ground say that the soldiers tried to clear the area with water cannons, tear gas and sound bombs but then moved in with tanks and guns. Tents used by the protestors were set on fire, according to witnesses, while others were bulldozed into the ground. Meanwhile, reports are emerging that Yemeni warplanes have attacked the town of Zinjibar, which officials say is under Al Qaeda control. President Ali Abdullah Saleh has warned…

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Starbucks to roll out contactless payment from spring 2012

May 25, 2011

Starbucks customers in the UK and Ireland will be able to pay for their purchases by contactless payment from next spring, the coffee company has announced. Contactless payment will be enabled through Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe. From early next year, customers in selected stores will have the option of paying for their coffees by holding their contactless credit or debit card over a payment terminal. Starbucks said that following last week’s launch of the UK’s first contactless mobile payment service by Barclaycard and Orange, customers will also be able to pay using their mobile phone. Subject to a successful initial pilot of contactless in Starbucks shops, the technology…

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Obama continues European tour in London

May 24, 2011

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama left Ireland last night and flew to London to begin a three-day State visit. The presidential couple had to cut their whistlestop tour of Ireland even shorter on fears that the ash cloud hovering near Irish and UK airspace could prevent them from flying this morning. The Obama’s were greeted by Queen Elizabeth II this morning. The President’s itinerary in London may not be as celebratory as that seen in Ireland as he sits down with UK Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss NATO’s actions in the Libyan conflict and, more generally, the West’s policy toward Middle East political uprisings. Cameron…

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