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As a management coach a significant part of my work focuses on motivation – of owners, managers, and employees.  I’ve found through experience in leading and managing organizations that learning how to motivate and understanding the power of motivation in a business is one of the most important attributes a leader and manager can develop. There is extensive information, theories, and perspectives available about employee motivation.  Here are 10 that I found particularly inspiring.  I…

Ireland ranks number 10 globally in terms of “Ease of Doing Business” according to a recent survey supported by the World Bank Group, which reviewed 183 economies in total.  There are a number of Irish government agencies which provide financial and operational supports to ensure that it continues to be easy to do business here. In this interview with Eibhlin Curley of Dublin City Enterprise Board, we look at the supports provided by the thirty-five Enterprise Boards in general and by the…

In an article published last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that at a recent all-hands meeting Andrew Mason, Groupon’s CEO, indicated that the company needs to grow up quickly and stop “taking stupid risks.” “We’re still this toddler in a grown man’s body in many ways,” Mason reportedly told employees in the closed-door gathering  Ironically, just as he was bemoaning the need to beef up financial controls and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules, he was…

While businesses have now embraced the need to nurture and grow their online communities, doing so remains a challenge for many. The Internet may have changed the geographical limitations of community; however, for me, the older values of community remain intact and are as potent online as they previously were offline. As someone who has experience with both the offline and online worlds, here are my five steps towards building great online communities. # Step 1: Have a greater purpose Great…

Large and small business/organisations are looking to adopt a successful Internal Social Business Strategy. They are attempting to leverage the power of collaboration using online social platforms, but without the necessary tools or knowledge to effectively plan their strategy. Here I will attempt to lay-out some of the processes required for the successful implementation of such a strategy plus give an example from the Pharma Sector. One issue all businesses/orgs must face is that the process…

If you’ve interviewed for a job you’ve probably thought about the practicality of trying to tell the interviewer everything you thing she will want to hear. Some people actually appear on autopilot as they run through their interview answers, barely taking a breath to actually listen to the question – before it is even completed.  Other people appear so afraid of “silence gaps” that they use endless run-on sentences.  Grammar does not appear their strong point.  Nervous…

As a management and executive coach I spend a good amount of time helping folks understand the “little” things that are necessary to lead and manage a workforce to be more productive and profitable. I thought I would share some resources by drawing on outstanding “expert” advice in related leadership and management blogs that have been recently posted. For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions - by practicing 3 ways you can reveal your intentions as a leader and a manager to…

CEO and co-founder of Source Consulting, Luke Kupersmith, has demonstrated strong leadership skills for the past eight years to establish a successful business. Source Consulting, a privately owned logistics consulting and solution provider, has become one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the USA. Kupersmith has led the formation and development of two now-successful companies. Previous to his entrepreneurial ventures he gained experience working as a financial advisor…

It is quite amazing in 2012 that any company would ignore the online market. Billions of people are online interacting every day. It is well established that business is widely carried out online, harnessing the social platforms. Billions of  Dollars, Euros, Yen changing hands daily online. Popular Reasons for not Engaging Why would a large section of business ignore this? Fear. Embarrassment. Mistakes. Negative comment. Lack of understanding of the channel. Not having completed research into…

We all know that it can be difficult enough to manage a business, even more so in this current climate. Now add to that mix raising young children while doing just that, and many people would raise their hands in despair and want to pull their hair out! In this post I hope to dispel the myth of the Supermum and explain why so many mothers should quit chasing the fairytale. Yet that is exactly what a lot of mothers are doing – often from home. Each one is doing it to be there while her…