Monthly Archives: May 2011

ARE CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND SEX BEST LEFT TO THE...

Posted On 28th May 2011

Linking the word sex to pretty much any dull, worthy, banal subject is likely to get some attention. Consider then the case of one Dr Elaine Byrne, politics lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and a semi-permanent panel guest on those ultra-serious and very aggressive current affairs programmes Ireland devours. Dr Byrne’s specialism is the damage […]

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MOVING FROM THE PUBLIC TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Posted On 22nd May 2011

Less than two years ago, part of my then job was to organise “Private to Public” business breakfasts for executive level job seekers.  As the economy slowed, these events attracted healthy numbers (especially when you bear in mind that they started at 8am!) and we could have filled them every month. They were led by […]

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SHOW ME HOW

Posted On 16th May 2011

Are you a proactive self-starter or a proven line manager with good communication skills?  I only ask because at different stages of my life these are the lines which have cropped up on almost every job advert and person specification.  To get a job, in their time, these have been the attributes that you needed […]

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“IF THE BIRD SINGS ONLY FOR ITSELF, DOES...

Posted On 12th May 2011

Why write if no want wants to read what you write? It is the first question anyone writing anything can and should ask. Believe me, when I write these blog posts I have my audience very much in mind. That doesn’t mean there is nothing of me in them, there is a lot.  But I […]

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& AMPERSANDS

Posted On 9th May 2011

I date myself by saying that as a student Thursday night’s obligatory viewing was A Little bit of Fry & Laurie, meaning that a large cross-section of my hall of residence would settle down for half an hour in the JCR television room (just above the bar, of course) to watch Stephen and Hugh in […]

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