Everything Is Riding On This … We’re Relying On You … By Carmel O’ Reilly

The Future Of The Company Is Hanging On This, You’ve Got Three Minutes To Win Them Over Matt … Have there been times in your WorkLife when you’ve had to pitch yourself or your ideas, when there was a lot riding on it, maybe it was in an interview, or presentation, or you had toContinue reading “Everything Is Riding On This … We’re Relying On You … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Your Inner Saboteurs … By Carmel O’ Reilly

“I am so disgusted by your inability to hear the truth that people are telling you, I can’t even sit next to you anymore …” Have your inner saboteurs ever caused people to react negatively towards you? Distance themselves from you? Choose not to spend time in your company, or at least as little asContinue reading “Your Inner Saboteurs … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

How A Disease Gave Me Purpose … By Carmel O’ Reilly

I’m sorry but you have gangrene, both your legs need to be amputated from the knee down  How a disease gave me purpose are people’s stories of how a disease, illness or accident totally altered their lives, how their WorkLife paths were completely taken off track, how they navigated their long road to recovery, andContinue reading “How A Disease Gave Me Purpose … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Getting Back To Who I Used To Be … By Carmel O’ Reilly

You’ve made a lot of mistakes, and because of that your position on the Board is no longer tenable … 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 characterContinue reading “Getting Back To Who I Used To Be … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Hello My Name is … and I’m a Recovering Boring Person … By Carmel O’ Reilly

A Funny Thing Happened At My Appraisal Last Week … Do you want to add a little humour and wit to your presentations? Maybe you’re a nervous public speaker and know if you can make the audience laugh, it makes everyone (especially you!) feel a lot less awkward. Maybe you need to create a connectionContinue reading “Hello My Name is … and I’m a Recovering Boring Person … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Delivering Bad News …By Carmel O’ Reilly

Delivering Bad News … People’s stories of when they had to deliver bad news and how it went. “Dom I’m sorry to tell you but we have decided to give the job to Ben …” “Rob, you didn’t get the job, we had some concerns about your performance …” Having to say these words wereContinue reading “Delivering Bad News …By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Self-Sabotage … By Carmel O’ Reilly

Self-Sabotage … People’s stories of how whatever was going on within themselves (their beliefs, their thoughts, their actions) led them to self-sabotaging. “You sabotaged yourselves through whatever it was that was going on within each of you.” Samantha and Josh’s dream was crushed when they heard these words … But let’s back up a littleContinue reading “Self-Sabotage … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Crushed by Feedback and What I Did Next … By Carmel O’ Reilly

Crushed by Feedback and What I Did Next … People’s stories of how they were crushed by feedback, and what they did next. “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, 6. you’re too softlyContinue reading “Crushed by Feedback and What I Did Next … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

I Wish I Hadn’t Said … By Carmel O’ Reilly

I Wish I Hadn’t Said … Have you ever given feedback that you wish you hadn’t? Maybe you blurted something out which you later regretted? Perhaps you were under pressure or at the end of your tether. Or it could be the person just really irritated you. Was there anything you were able to doContinue reading “I Wish I Hadn’t Said … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

What’s the Worst Thing Anyone Has Ever Said To You? … By Carmel O’ Reilly

What’s the Worst Thing Anyone Has Ever Said To You?  Has someone ever said something that really upset you? Maybe you felt it was unfair, or untrue, and that you didn’t deserve it. The person may have had good intentions in saying what they said, or maybe they didn’t. They may or may not haveContinue reading “What’s the Worst Thing Anyone Has Ever Said To You? … By Carmel O’ Reilly”