“You Sabotaged Yourselves Through Whatever It Was That Was Going on Within Each of You”

Samantha and Josh’s Dreams Were Crushed When They Heard These Words Background image by La Miko from Pexels — Words by author Samantha and Josh had been working at A-Z Advertising Agency for 2 years. Both had joined as college graduates. As part of their graduate programme, they’d both worked for six months at a time in different functionsContinue reading ““You Sabotaged Yourselves Through Whatever It Was That Was Going on Within Each of You””

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.”

“A Monkey Could Do It Better”

Ray Couldn’t Believe the Words That Came Out of His Mouth. Neither Could His Team, Who at First Laughed Because They Thought It Was Joke Image supplied by author 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 wereContinue reading ““A Monkey Could Do It Better””

“You’re Not Creative.” These Words Stunned Me Into Silence.”

Words Have Consequences, They Have Power, a Power That Can Be Used to Knock Down or to Build up. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash 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 deserveContinue reading ““You’re Not Creative.” These Words Stunned Me Into Silence.””

Look to the Future with Confidence and Optimism By Taking Control of Your Own WorkLife Learning

Through Personal Off-Sites and a Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People to Be With, and Things to Do Photo by Josh Hild from Pexels On a cold snowy night at the beginning of January, Aisling boarded the Night Riviera sleeper train at Paddington, London, on her way to St. Ives in Cornwall. It wasContinue reading “Look to the Future with Confidence and Optimism By Taking Control of Your Own WorkLife Learning”

Look to the Future with Confidence and Optimism By Taking Control of Your Own WorkLife Learning, Growth and Development Through Personal Off-Sites, and a Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People to Be With, and Things to Do, by Carmel O’ Reilly

On a cold snowy night at the beginning of January, Aisling boarded the Night Riviera sleeper train at Paddington, London, on her way to St. Ives in Cornwall. It was exactly one year since her original intended trip. One she had planned to go on with her closest friend Norma; but sadly and unexpectedly, NormaContinue reading “Look to the Future with Confidence and Optimism By Taking Control of Your Own WorkLife Learning, Growth and Development Through Personal Off-Sites, and a Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People to Be With, and Things to Do, by Carmel O’ Reilly”

The Ghosts of Christmas Present, Future, and Past and an Alternative Timeline, by Carmel O’ Reilly

‘Twas the night-shift before Christmas and all through the warehouse  the team were quietly working to the festive music of Strauss. Each lost in their thoughts of the year that had passed. Each thankful for all lives that hadn’t breathed their last. While each one focused on the task in hand, their mind couldn’t butContinue reading “The Ghosts of Christmas Present, Future, and Past and an Alternative Timeline, by Carmel O’ Reilly”

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 2

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Constant:  Jeff Bezos said: “I very frequently get the question: What’s going to change in the next 10 years? And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: What’s not going to change in theContinue reading “Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 2”

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 1 By Carmel O’ Reilly

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Constant:  Jeff Bezos said: “I very frequently get the question: What’s going to change in the next 10 years? And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: What’s not going to change in theContinue reading “Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 1 By Carmel O’ Reilly”