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

Emotional Intelligence: Tuning into your ‘Inner Tapes’

Where I grew up, a common rejoinder was: “If brains were chocolate, you wouldn’t have enough for 2 Smarties.” If the person in question was older/bigger – that observation would often be ‘shouted’ from a safe distance. It represented a … Continue reading

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Want to be Happy? Then decide your ‘Purpose’

Recently I met a person who, on paper, had pretty much everything going for him. Happy Family? √ Kids thriving? √ Career success?√ Solid finances? √ Not bad, eh? (as they say in Canada). Years ago someone said to me: … Continue reading

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The 4th Industrial Revolution: Avoiding Vanity Innovations

When I grew up, AI stood for artificial insemination. Something to do with cows. No more. Now Artificial Intelligence is slowly moving across a continuum from assistive to augmented towards autonomous. So, please enjoy the fact that this blog has been … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Improve Your Organisation

Ambulance Chasing: Most consulting assignments are ‘ambulance chasing’ jobs i.e. something is obviously broken. Consultants are then tasked with coming to ‘fix’ this. There’s nothing unethical about this (a) the client has an issue where they need support (b) a … Continue reading

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What do the ‘Best’ Managers do?

I was recently asked to make a pitch to an executive team @ a Dublin hotel. They wanted a quick recap on what the ‘Best’ Managers do. The pitch had to be ’15 minutes or less.’  While most of us … Continue reading

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Understanding Shame Versus Guilt (and how to eradicate it).

Back in the day, my buddy Gerry Leigh was an Alterboy. Who wasn’t? We earned great money for weddings. Plus time off from classes to attend Mass – coupled with a very slow walk back to school. Yes, being religious … Continue reading

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Implementing Great Customer Service

                  I was recently standing in a hairdressing salon (Hair Matters) in Clontarf, speaking with Joe Bell (the owner). Earlier that day Joe had been to a training session with Liz McKeown … Continue reading

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