Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

The Hardest Workers Always Get Rewarded. By “Rewarded” I Mean Both Financially and in Terms of Responsibility Photo by Burak K on Pexels The hardest workers always get rewarded. By “rewarded” I mean both financially and in terms of responsibility. Those were Elaine’s opening words at her university’s annual alumni day. But let’s hear Elaine’s fullContinue reading “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

The Objectification of People

These Women Are Too This, Too That, Too the Other. Those Men Can’t Wear Those Clothes, They Need to Look a Lot Smarter Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels I sometimes get asked to take part in focus groups, to be part of a discussion where I give my opinion on products or services, where IContinue reading “The Objectification of People”

You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way?

These Words Hit Home for Chloe, She Knew They Were True. What She Didn’t Know Was What to Do About Them Photo by Rakicevic Nenad from Pexels Has someone ever said something to you, which you knew to be true; something you wanted to change, but you didn’t know how; or something was holding you back, maybeContinue reading “You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way?”

You’ve Made a Lot of Mistakes, and Because of That Your Position on the Board Is No Longer Tenable…

Lori felt terrible betrayal, and was enraged hearing these words. Photo by Tobi from Pexels Are There Any Times in Your Worklife When You’ve Become Someone You’re Not? Maybe You’ve Done Things That Went Against Your Beliefs and Values, or You Behaved in Ways That Were Completely Out of Character for You? Getting Back To Who IContinue reading “You’ve Made a Lot of Mistakes, and Because of That Your Position on the Board Is No Longer Tenable…”

Crushing Feedback Took the Confidence I Once Had in My Voice Away.

I Believe So Much in the Power of Effective Feedback. I Also Believe There’s an Effective and Ineffective Way of Giving and Receiving Feedback Image by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash “You have: 1. hard glottal attacks, 2. breathiness, 3. too much rise and fall, 4. not enough variation, 5. too monotone — you need more light and shade,Continue reading “Crushing Feedback Took the Confidence I Once Had in My Voice Away.”

The Role of Effective Self-Feedback in Turning Your Worklife Story Into a Work of Art

I Took a Lesson in Feedback Practice From an Acting Class and Adapted It to a Self-Feedback method to Drive Learning, Development and Growth Photo by Bradyn Shock on Unsplash Actors in training receive more feedback than most other people do in their entire WorkLife. That’s a fact. And it doesn’t stop there. Their training enables themContinue reading “The Role of Effective Self-Feedback in Turning Your Worklife Story Into a Work of Art”

Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact by Carmel O’ Reilly

All great communicators are great storytellers. They use their own stories to communicate with power and impact.  Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact … is part of a series of tips, techniques and stories to help you make an impact in all your communication needs, whether it’s conversations, educating, teaching,Continue reading “Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact by Carmel O’ Reilly”

What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You? By Carmel O’ Reilly

Your CV Demonstrates Your Loyalty and Ability, and Your ‘Stay Ability”  Has someone ever said something to you that surprised you? (In a good way). Maybe it was about an attribute or skill you have, which you never gave much thought to, because it was just you being you, you doing what you do naturally,Continue reading “What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You? By Carmel O’ Reilly”

How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife by Carmel O’ Reilly

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife … are people’s stories of how a side hustle allowed themContinue reading “How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife by Carmel O’ Reilly”

How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being by Carmel O’ Reilly

Three years ago, I was feeling the burnout from working the long hours required as founder of a start-up … How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being… are people’s stories of how a side hustle made a positive impact in their WorkLife. Stories of how a side hustle helped: their well-being; takeContinue reading “How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being by Carmel O’ Reilly”