Author Archives: Tandem Consulting

About Tandem Consulting

Paul Mooney holds a Ph.D. and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Sociology from Trinity College, along with a National Diploma in Industrial Relations (NCI). He has a post-Graduate Diploma and a Masters in Coaching from UCD. Paul, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, is widely recognised as an expert on organisation and individual change. He began his working life as a butcher in Dublin before moving into production management. He subsequently held a number of human resource positions in Ireland and Asia - with General Electric and Sterling Drug. Between 2007 and 2010, Paul held the position of President, National College of Ireland. Paul is currently Managing Partner of Tandem Consulting, a team of senior OD and change specialists. He has run consulting assignments in 20+ countries and is the author of 12 books. Areas of expertise include: • Organisational Development/Change & conflict resolution • Leadership Development/Executive Coaching • Human Resource Management/employee engagement

Solicit Feedback: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.

According to Mike Abbot (General Partner in Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers) we all need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. The point was made in response to emerging research that indicates most of us will have completed 11 jobs by … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Consultants: The E-Tender System Sucks

This blog format is relatively straightforward. Grab attention. Make the point. Move on. But every now and again, a slightly more difficult topic is worth exploring. Indulge me this week as you take a 5-minuteexecutive break! Avoiding Decoys: In the bad … Continue reading

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How am I doing? The CEO Survival Kit

In Executive Coaching, I often work with newly appointed executives. The job is to help them ‘scope’ what they are going to do and overcome the inevitable speed bumps which occur during the entry process. Here’s a listing of actual … Continue reading

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Tour in the Sewer: Creating Significant Emotional Experiences

We were running a training program in Antwerp with an engineering crew from a large pharmaceutical company.  The program covered leadership, emotional intelligence, team building and personal branding. Additional key strands involved solving 2 key business challenges, personal coaching and … Continue reading

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Moving On: When is the right time to leave your job?

From time to time I meet an executive who’s ended up in the wrong job. Sometimes, it’s a temporary blip and they just need to sit tight. The chessboard pieces move quickly; if they inhabit a disliked role for 12 … Continue reading

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Hold Onto The Bright Bits… the art of Eulogy Writing

While there are some life tasks that you don’t want to become proficient at, they are an unfortunate necessity. Cleaning blocked drains immediately springs to mind. Writing eulogies might be in the same ballpark. Portugal Trip: Last year, on a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Anxiety: A Personal Triumph (not!)

My brother Tony lives in Winnipeg – the Athlone of Canada. Despite the cold, he has a warm sense of humour – on the assumption that you are not overly sensitive. He recently said: “How is it that in every … Continue reading

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