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Executive Coaching in the Spotlight

by Tony Roe on November 30th, 2010

The executive coaching trend continues to gather steam right around the world, judging by the many contributions on the topic at our recent CareerNet International (CNI) meeting in Rome. And, certainly, demand for these services appears to be relatively unaffected by the general recession, with clients seeking ever-higher performance from their executives to meet the […]

Job Opportunities in The U.S.A

by Paddy Collins on November 30th, 2010

Our client is a major international food and ingredients company,  with significant operations both in Ireland  and abroad. They have requested our assistance in sourcing candidates for current job openings, based in the US for Accountants, Food Scientists and Operations Management. The company will assist candidates with work visas and a relocation package to the […]

The Croke Park Agreement: Local Implementation

by Tom O'Connor on November 27th, 2010

The publication of the government’s 4-year plan is noteworthy for many reasons; not least because it provides, for the first time, some explicit targets for the Croke Park agreement – in terms of pay, numbers and flexibility. Thus, we learn that the public service pay bill will decrease 8%, from €16B in 2010 to €14.7B […]

Excellence, Perfection & Mastery

by Tom O'Connor on November 17th, 2010

Psychologists are wary of perfection, as seen by the many books on the topic. Some of the more catchy titles include:  – When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism   – Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to a Balanced Recovery  – What to Do When Good Isn’t Good Enough. The basic contention is that […]

Dealing With Presentation Fears

by Tony Roe on November 16th, 2010

When we look at some people making presentations or at interviews we assume that they are naturals when it comes to thinking on their feet, answering difficult questions and maintaining their calm.  It is interesting to read the piece on Prime Ministers Questions in his recent biography – Tony Blair; A Journey,     as it provides […]

Decision-Making: Types, Tips & Traps

by Tom O'Connor on November 15th, 2010

George W. Bush’s recently released memoir, Decision Points, gives us a first-hand account of how he approached what he terms in the introduction: “the most important part of the job: making decisions”. It is a lively read, briskly coursing through such issues as: Iraq, Afghanistan, Stem Cell research, Supreme Court appointments, Hurricane Katrina, etc., – […]