Category Archives: Staff Engagement

Staying Engaged & Employed: The Missing Gear in the Car is YOU

In 1977, the Bee Gees had a big hit with the song ‘Staying Alive’ which was part of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. In more recent times, a lot of managers have had to adopt this as their theme tune. … Continue reading

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So, How Do You Manage Women?

On March 7th, as the world celebrated International Women’s Day, I attended the Women in Leadership event sponsored by PwC and CIPD. The reception area in the beautiful PwC offices overlooking the Liffey was choc-a-bloc with female executives. Whoever came … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement For Dummies! You Always Remember Your own Song

We were playing a gig in a pub on the Malahide Road. There were 8 musicians, a range of instruments and an eclectic play list – blues, rock, jazz, and pop. In my case, it’s not so much musical expertise … Continue reading

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Is Corporate Social Responsibility the New Red Bull?

At the All-Ireland final, a Kerry supporter sitting right in front of me was giving it the full welly. “Come on the Kingdom. Get bet’ into em”. At half time I couldn’t resist saying: “It’s going to be a long … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate it when Segovia comes to a Party?

In ancient historical times (i.e. before I was married), the ideal night out was pretty low tech. Go drinking in town. Find someone to chat up. Have a bit of craic. Maybe even source a party (anywhere) and let the … Continue reading

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Killing them with Kindness? Try ‘tough love’ with staff

My youngest daughter Nicole had a goldfish (note the past tense). She’d inherited it from her older sister Amie who was basically too lazy to change the water, every 6 weeks or so (Amie could make a cadaver seem like … Continue reading

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