Category Archives: Crafting Strategy

Eureka: Employment Opportunities in the West of Ireland

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Too Much Invested to Quit: Knowing when to Walk Away

There’s a pet hate D.I.Y. job in everyone’s life. Mine is painting. Usually I end up with more paint on the floor and myself than on the walls. I know that the secret to good painting is preparation. Sanding down. … Continue reading

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Want to Overhaul your Strategy? Then, avoid the Ballymun Syndrome

99% of the time, I tend to see the glass as three-quarters-full. But, now and again, a trickle of cynicism breaks through the positive veneer. That kernel of cynicism was on high alert during a recent assignment… Strategic Planning: I’d … Continue reading

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Shoot the BPO’S (Business Prevention Officers) and Grow your Business

The concept of Organization Learning has been around since God was a boy. In the 1960’s, Chrys Argryis wrote about single and double loop learning. Single loop learning is where an organization experiences a problem, diagnoses this and finds a … Continue reading

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Are you confusing Initiatives with Progress?

I have given up asking people “are you busy” because the response is an automatic yes. Now, I just take it for granted that everyone is busy or feels that they are busy. That’s grand. But the deeper and more … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter: Are You Ready for It?

It all happened a couple of years ago and the memory lingers on. Not in a good way. Toronto Job: I was interviewing for a job in Toronto, HR manager for Canada in a pharmaceutical company. All the questions were anticipated … Continue reading

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Managing in the Meantime: Reconnecting with Staff During the Recession

Despite the fall of the Celtic Tiger, some executive teams have not yet faced into the reality of change management and remain vulnerable to virulent low cost competition from Bangalore to Bogotá. Ga Ga land can be an interesting place … Continue reading

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