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Friday Flashback…

Yesterday’s nostalgia trip along the Royal Canal’s towpath had dire consequences for both you and me. Why? Well, now I’m in a mood for more flashbacks. Yep, how about me taking you back a year and showing you a view … Continue reading

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Flashbacks?

A few days ago I had ONE of THOSE days at work. The result startled some. I simply picked up my bag, threw my things in and walked out… without saying a word to anyone on my team. I walked … Continue reading

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Hiring over 50’s

Lately I’ve heard a lot, both in the news and from clients, that people just don’t want to hire a candidate that is over 50. This is short sighted and wrong, and here’s why: The comment above and the article … Continue reading

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Relic – WPhotoC

It’s not often we’re set a weekly photo challenge by someone from Ireland. Donncha is a Cork man, a place we must still visit. Yes, I know there will be some readers who’ll say they’ve heard me say that once … Continue reading

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Wrecked or Rejuvenated?

Did you get any sleep last night? Or, did you get too much? That’s all dependent on where in the world you find yourself on this fine day. We, here in the northern hemisphere, endured the longest day of the … Continue reading

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Visitors Heaven! Trim Castle…

The other night the GLW and I were chatting about a few venues we could take South African visitors to see. Trim Castle is always high on the list… not only for our visitors but for countless thousands who want … Continue reading

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Back to the Bell Curve… and Individual Performance!

Performance Appraisals Don’t Improve Performance. OK, I take it the sub-heading has grabbed your attention sufficiently for you to want to read both this post and the LinkedIn article that sparked the post. Also, you may want to return to … Continue reading

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The Failure of Success?

In last week’s work related post we looked at the success of failure and how we should approach and manage the failure so we could look at gaining positive longer term results which could be traced back to the failure. … Continue reading

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The Success of Failure

Those of you who follow this blog will know I’ve done a number of posts in the last year or so about the joys of management and the resultant fun in the workplace. Inspiration for the posts come from real … Continue reading

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St Stephen’s Green Statues

Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green offers much to the visitor. The park isn’t excessively large yet it is well populated with works of art. This lad caught my eye… I’m thinking he must have been known for mischief so let’s see … Continue reading

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