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Engaging Generation Y *

by Paddy Collins on December 18th, 2014

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“Constantly show them career paths”
Some interesting survey results recently about the attitudes of Generation Y employees (defined as those born between 1981 and 1995).
According to RCSI Institute of Leadership the challenges facing the modern workplace are a result of misunderstandings between generations. The old adage of ‘a [...]

Isn’t Santa The Smart Fella!

by Tom O'Connor on December 17th, 2014

Christmas is a godsend for radio & TV – with reruns of old festive favourites always guaranteeing ratings.
The train set add by Barry’s Tea on Irish radio at the moment is a special favourite – a little gem, from the pen of Catherine Donnelly,  voiced-over by Peter Caffrey, that hasn’t missed a beat since first appearing [...]

IQ or EQ?: The Billion Dollar Question!

by Tom O'Connor on December 17th, 2014

The relative importance of IQ & EQ, in determining career success, continues to intrigue – with the debate often being overly simplified/presented in “either … or” terms.
This bipolar slant introduced by Daniel Goleman in his 1995 best seller,  Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, boosting the importance of EQ at the expense [...]

Digital Signatures: Some Handy Apps

by Izabela Turek on December 17th, 2014

Signatures are not what they used to be.
Those elegantly stylised flourishes, popularly exemplified by the first signatory of the US Declaration of Independence, John Hancock, are fast disappearing from our world.
In the everyday world of debit/credit card use, they have been totally supplanted by password encryption – or as a columnist in the Atlantic Monthly [...]

Negotiation: When Three Is A Crowd

by Tom O'Connor on December 17th, 2014

The negotiation bestseller, Getting To Yes, stresses the importance for any party entering a negotiation to first make sure that they have an answer to the question: “What will I do if this negotiation ends without a deal?”.
The authors term the answer one’s BATNA – ie. one’s Best Alternative To an Negotiated Agreement.
In other words, from [...]