Why You Should Go With The Flow

Why You Should Go With The Flow
For one of our clients we are doing some consultancy on productivity, change management and innovation. Which brings you quickly to Steve Kotler, who has written two fascinating books on flow. One titled " Stealing Fire " and one titled " The Ri...
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Women in Business Around the World

Women in Business Around the World
The UK trails behind many countries in employment equality. What can small businesses learn from other nations? How could taking the leading countries for employment equality into account lead to better business for UK SMEs? We start in Iceland, whic...
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:30

Tips for More Effective Interviewing in 2017

Tips for More Effective Interviewing in 2017
The job market is in an upswing, which is welcome news for both employers and employees. For those who are doing the hiring, it’s important to understand the latest trends associated with bringing on new staff. This starts with improved recruitment s...
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Ulster Bank / IDA Meet Your Neighbours Networking Event - 8th March 2017

Ulster Bank / IDA Meet Your Neighbours Networking Event - 8th March 2017
On the evening of the 8th March 2017, Ulster Bank’s FDI Team and the IDA Emerging Business Team co-hosted another successful “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event. These events have been running for over 3 years and this one was held in the lovely ...
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Learning to Delegate: Smart Leadership

Learning to Delegate: Smart Leadership

For start-up founders, loosening the reins can be one of the hardest parts of the job, and may even seem even counter-intuitive, but delegation is integral to the success of a business. We ask four founders how and why to let go. Learning to delegate is smart leadership. 

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Seven Signs of a Healthy Business

Seven Signs of a Healthy Business
Entrepreneurs want their companies to grow and make a profit, but there are some things you should keep an eye on which don’t show up in the accounts The numbers look healthy, your clients seem happy and the business appears to be growing well. But d...
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How Benevolent Will A.I. Be?

How Benevolent Will A.I. Be?
If you want history lessons about how power works “The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks” is a book to read. If you want to read a book of who will be in power in the future, this is a book to read. If you are looking...
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Businesses Are Moving Into Challenging Times - InterTradeIreland Business Monitor

Businesses Are Moving Into Challenging Times - InterTradeIreland Business Monitor
Businesses on both sides of the border are moving into challenging times from a position of relative strength with similar issues faced by firms in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However, the number of companies across the island repor...
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The Question of Trust

The Question of Trust
Trustworthiness is at an all-time low; businesses need to generate trust among employees and management teams, particularly within larger companies. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer made for depressing reading. From government leaders to the mass med...
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20 Learnings, Notes and Highlights from Day 1 of the Dublin Tech Summit

20 Learnings, Notes and Highlights from Day 1 of the Dublin Tech Summit
Lots of talks. Queues. Take Away food. Pens and paper. Business Cards. I think's. & "What a Time to be Alive". It was the Dublin Tech Summit. Here are some selected notes, tweets and highlights. Matthew Luhn, a 20 year Pixar Story Veteran showed ...
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Thursday, 05 October 2017 13:46

Brexit - The Implications for Ireland’s Exporters

Brexit - The Implications for Ireland’s Exporters
The 12 step programme for a deal with the EU on Brexit, outlined by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, will form the framework for a negotiated exit. At best, it is a wish list; at worst, an exercise in delusion. Either way, Irish exporters need to start...
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hiring at moment in cambridge. 2 great candidates didn't want to work in UK because of brexit. a chinese phd who was studying in c... Read More
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:32

Tax Credits Get a Boost

Tax Credits Get a Boost
Many businesses are missing out on substantial tax credits they could be claiming for research and development projects. Theresa May’s government has pledged £2bn a year to R&D by 2020, a step up from the previous government’s £1bn. It’s a commit...
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Neuroscience and Selling

Neuroscience and Selling
In Bookbuzz, we are always on the look out for good books about selling. I think we found one. Neuroscience is the new black Neuroscience is starting to appear in lots of books. In books about marketing, ICT, HRM, leadership, technology, etc. Surpris...
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Coaching Partners to Perform

Coaching Partners to Perform
In the legal profession, more could be done to support the role of partners. Kevin Wheeler, a consultant and certified business coach, explains. Partners are responsible for bringing in clients, they undertake or supervise the work, they manage clien...
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Does Business Size Affect Employee Happiness and Culture?

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There's no doubting happy employees are more productive. But does business size affect employee happiness and culture? 

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UK Boss: Business Will Hold Steady in 2017 Despite Brexit

UK Boss: Business Will Hold Steady in 2017 Despite Brexit
With the dawn of a new year, Brexit still very much rumbling along and a new US president about to be inaugurated, businesses and business leaders will understandably be looking to make the best they can of 2017. With the help of The Accountancy Part...
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How Is Digital Currency Disrupting The Finance Sector?

How Is Digital Currency Disrupting The Finance Sector?
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction” – Bill Gates Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, remained h...
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Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:20

How to Organise Strategic Meetings With Impact

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Meetings meetings meetings. The bane of business life sometimes. But have you ever considered what meetings have made an impact? I've been reading "Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change" by Chris Ertel:

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Can You Chew Off Your Own Fingers?

Can You Chew Off Your Own Fingers?

For a long time, I have been trying to figure out why large companies are not acting faster. I finally figured it out. They are not prepared to chew off their own fingers (metaphorically speaking of course) in order to survive and save the business. ...
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Winners and Losers of the US Election: The Corporates

Winners and Losers of the US Election: The Corporates
It was a surprise victory at this year’s US election, but there are some early indications of what a Donald Trump presidency may mean for large businesses. As Donald Trump prepares to ascend to the White House in January, the world is speculating on ...
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