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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Bord Snip Nua to Suggest Cuts of €5bn

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Cuts of up to €5bn in public expenditure are to be proposed to the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan TD, later this week by the group charged with identifying where savings can be made in the public purse. The Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes, which has been nicknamed An Bord Snip Nua, will make over 400 recommendations on where money can be saved in public expenditure, the Irish Times has reported this morning. The group, which is chaired by UCD economist Colm McCarthy, was set up in late 2008 to review public services staffing levels and spending. According to the paper, sources say that proposed cuts…

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On the crest of a wave

June 29, 2009

Maynooth firm Wavebob is one of the early leaders in the global ocean-energy sector. A long time ago, scientists realised that if the power of the ocean could be harnessed, it would go a long way towards solving the world’s energy problems. One of the companies at the forefront of developing technology to do just that is a little-known Maynooth-based outfit called Wavebob. The 10-year-old company has developed a patented technology of the same name that converts ocean waves into electricity. Sounds simple, but, as CEO Andrew Parish explains, designing a piece of equipment – known as a wave-energy converter – that can absorb the sea’s power, without getting destroyed…

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EU consumer confidence posts June rise

June 29, 2009

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