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April 28, 2021

Well, well!

We are all hoping tomorrow for an exit plan from lockdown restrictions over the coming weeks and months.
April 19, 2021

Future Proofing your Employability as We Age

One Big thing to Learn from Covid… There are two types of people I know going through this Longest Lockdown
April 9, 2021

One Big Thing to Learn from Covid..

One Big thing to Learn from Covid… There are two types of people I know going through this Longest Lockdown
March 11, 2021

Racing to Get Ahead!

Racing to Get Ahead! This short video of Steven Bradbury winning an unlikely Olympic Gold Medal
February 19, 2021

Did you know?

Did you know? *21% said they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected
February 18, 2021

Wright Brothers

“It’s hard to reach a certain stage and have to start learning again”
February 18, 2021

Lockdown Window

Every call I have had this week, the topic of well being has been mentioned. One client is doing a
November 23, 2020

Future of Work 2020 Research Study Launched

Future of Work 2020 Research Study Launched Impact of COVID-19 and Digital Transformation on World of Work Revealed  
November 17, 2020

OIGP 5th Annual Future of Work Is Now Study

This year, more than ever, change and the ability to embrace and adapt with it stand out as important leadership
November 17, 2020

Lunchtime Friday and I’m Happy! Why?

“Freedom to Be Happy” – the business case for Happiness is a new book by Matthew Phelan has landed.
November 12, 2020

Report – Towards a Reskilling Revolution

Industry-Led Action for the Future of Work
November 12, 2020

Report – OIGP Future of Work Report 2019

Talent managers from over 1,000 organizations in 25 countries where OI Global Partners does business participated in our fourth annual
November 9, 2020

Podcast – Career Happiness with John Fitzgerald

Matthew Phelan recently interviewed me for his Happiness and Humans podcast. We got around to lots including the impact of his
October 10, 2020

Everybody Wins

Pre Covid, he would spend 3 hours commuting in his car daily! He used to get up at 5:45am, he
May 27, 2020

The Toolkit to Build Resilience – HR at the Heart

John Fitzgerald’s recent webinar talks to what we are all feeling during these unprecedented times. He speaks about “words makes
May 27, 2020

Words make Worlds

I am struck by the now typical greeting when I meet someone I know in the supermarket.
May 1, 2020

#MayDay Alert

How many of you feel you are sinking deeper each week and wonder when will this be over?
April 24, 2020

A Radically Disrupted Future by John Fitzgerald

Click below to read John’s Article “A Radically Disrupted Future”
April 24, 2020

Podcast – How to Enrich and Future Proof Your Career

Podcast – How to Enrich and Future Proof Your Career This morning I am sharing a link to the podcast
March 27, 2020

Harmonics Donation to Help 1,000 People Get Back to Work

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of job temporary and permanent losses in every region of the country. Harmonics,
March 26, 2020

Working from Home – keep safe, keep healthy, keep well

Communication is, of course, essential in any working relationship, when you work from home, communicating—and over-communicating—becomes essential. Everyone needs social
March 25, 2020

Future Proof Your Emotions

This week was all about Zoom calls as we changed how we communicated across our local office, our national coaching
March 25, 2020

6 Disruptive Changes we are Seeing Now

Family Life and work has collided inside all of our homes in the past week. I want to share 6
February 21, 2020

It’s Not You It’s Me!

I had a discussion with a friend this week, they said they wanted to break up with their partner, they
November 11, 2019

Future of Work Top Challenges Revealed

Future of Work Top Challenges Revealed A global survey of HR Directors and Talent Managers conducted by Irish firm Harmonics
October 11, 2019

Thanks Dad

Last week my Dad passed away. We were lucky as a family to be by his bedside when he passed,
September 10, 2019

Business Plus Magazine Features Book Extract

Business Plus Magazine Features Book Extract Ireland’s leading business magazine has included an extract from ‘Future Proof Your Career’ –
July 24, 2019

Harmonics to Shine a Light on Homelessness

Harmonics is delighted to back Focus Ireland’s Shine A Light event in the Mid-West and be an ambassador for the
June 18, 2019

Fuel 50 Webinar: Future-Proofing Careers

Watch a recording of this webinar where John Fitzgerald shares highlights from the Harmonics’ Future Workforce Readiness: Research Study 2019.
May 24, 2019

Summit Helps Businesses Prepare for Change

Harmonics recently hosted a Mid-West Region Global Summit on Future Proofing Organisations at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.
May 22, 2019

New Study Finds 64% is average score for Future Career Readiness

Busyness is leading to False Confidence in being Prepared for Future of Work
May 14, 2019

Mid-West Global Summit

Mid-West Global Summit Harmonics, in association with OI Global Partners, will host a global summit where local senior business leaders
April 2, 2019

Disrupt Yourself

Growth is cyclical; we have seen this in the economy with boom times and recessions. The mistake many people make
January 9, 2019

Accountancy Ireland Magazine Article

Accountancy Ireland Magazine Article An article by John Fitzgerald featured in Accountancy Ireland recently – the magazine for Chartered Accountants
December 11, 2018

New Online Tool to Prepare Global Workforce for Future of Work

New Online Tool to Prepare Global Workforce for Future of Work Harmonics Group, an indigenous Irish firm and lead member
September 5, 2018

Global Survey Reveals Skills in Demand & Roles at Risk

Global Survey Reveals Skills in Demand & Roles at Risk Harmonics, the Irish partner of OI Global Partners (one of
June 21, 2018

4 Realistic Retention Strategies for HR

The retention of talent is the number one challenge for so many HR professionals right now. Here, I share four
May 28, 2018

4 Critical Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

Diarmuid called me all excited, he had just been offered a new role. I had coached him in the past
April 29, 2018

All Star Accreditation for John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald, managing director at Harmonics Group, received an All Star Accreditation for Thought Leadership in Career Management at the
April 12, 2018

5 Great Questions to Ask Yourself If You Hit a Career Ceiling

Career ceilings happen; there are only so many seats at the top table. But, if you feel you have hit
March 21, 2018

The Number 1 Most Common Mistake HR Makes

The Number 1 Most Common Mistake HR Makes Have you ever looked on in wonder at a young child totally
February 26, 2018

It’s the Environment Stupid

It’s the Environment Stupid James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign manager for the 1992 Presidential election once claimed “it’s the economy
January 28, 2018

What’s your next Transfer Move?

What’s your next Transfer Move? It’s January and it’s a busy month of the year for Transfers in the Premiership
January 5, 2018

Harmonics Donates €3,000 to Limerick Suicide Watch

Harmonics Donates €3,000 to Limerick Suicide Watch A cheque worth €3,000 was presented to Ger McNamara, chair, Limerick Suicide Watch
December 23, 2017

Building a Strong Leadership Team

Building a strong performing leadership team can take time. However, for a private equity-backed business, they often don’t have the
December 12, 2017

Time for a Career Stocktake?

Time for a Career Stocktake? “It’s the first time you’ve driven me to school Dad!”
November 20, 2017

Do Organisations Truly Understand the Talent Question?

Do Organisations Truly Understand the Talent Question? At Harmonics we are increasingly being asked to talk to Senior Leaders about
November 19, 2017

Managing and Retaining Millennials

Managing and Retaining Millennials With the recession behind us and the economy growing, the competition for top talent is intensifying.
November 8, 2017

Trends in Organisation & People Change

Trends in Organisation & People Change In October, I attended our OI Global Partners meeting in Turin, Italy where over
October 2, 2017

Time to Revise our Thinking about Education & Careers

Time to Revise our Thinking about Education & Careers It’s September and back to school season. Every household with school
July 17, 2017

Global Future of Work Survey Reveals Skills Most in Demand

Global Future of Work Survey Reveals Skills Most in Demand Harmonics, the Irish partner of OI Global Partners (the world’s
June 23, 2017

Interview with Justine Negri on 4 Aces Masterclass

Interview with Justine Negri on 4 Aces Masterclass Last February, John Fitzgerald wrote a blog called “4 Aces Hold the
June 12, 2017

Employee Engagement During Organisational Change

Employee Engagement During Organisational Change Veteran CNN Reporter Gina London and John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group, were the guest speakers
June 1, 2017

Watch this Space!

Watch this Space! Career Transitions take time.
May 19, 2017

Holding Out for a Package to Arrive?

Holding Out for a Package to Arrive? There are so many among us who have given years of service to
May 9, 2017

Harmonics Sponsors CIPD Midwest Event

Harmonics Sponsors CIPD Midwest Event Harmonics is delighted to sponsor the upcoming CIPD Midwest event where Veteran CNN correspondent Gina London
April 6, 2017

AP McCoy & The Missing Piece

AP McCoy & The Missing Piece Hearing that the Aintree Grand National takes place this weekend, I was reminded of
March 31, 2017

Leadership Role Modeling of Resilience

In a previous post I spoke about how the barriers between work and life have been essentially eliminated, with many
March 28, 2017

Beat Burnout, Cultivate Resilience

Beat Burnout, Cultivate Resilience These insightful words by poet Mary Oliver are an invitation to us all to consider our
March 22, 2017

Building a More Resilient You

Building a More Resilient You The stresses and demands of daily life, not just life transitions, can take its toll
March 10, 2017

What I Learned from Seeing Kinky Boots!

What I Learned from Seeing Kinky Boots! I confess that I had my eyes opened wide recently when I saw
February 22, 2017

Sunday Independent Profiles Harmonics

Sunday Independent Profiles Harmonics Entrepreneur Sean Gallagher interviewed Harmonics MD John Fitzgerald for his “Your Business” column in this weeks
February 16, 2017

4 Aces Hold the Key to the Future of Work

4 Aces Hold the Key to the Future of Work Career Progression was all so predictable in the past; when
February 7, 2017

Why Women are Finding a New Career Gear

Why Women are Finding a New Career Gear Could the best time for women’s careers be in their 50’s?
January 17, 2017

Ten Reasons Why People Fear a Start-up & How to Overcome Them

Ten Reasons Why People Fear a Start-up & How to Overcome Them It’s that time of year when unrealised ambitions
December 23, 2016

WHY 60% OF NEW MANAGERS FAIL WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR

Commonly cited stats estimate that about 60% of newly promoted managers fail within the first year (Ashkenas, 2015), pointing to
December 6, 2016

Future of Work Survey Results Revealed

Future of Work Survey Results Revealed Harmonics, the Irish partner of OI Global Partners (one of the largest career consulting
November 8, 2016

4 Career Strategies for New World of Work

4 Career Strategies for New World of Work First Mover Advantage in the game of Career Chess
October 12, 2016

Career Success Shouldn’t Be A Pyramid Scheme

Career Success Shouldn’t Be A Pyramid Scheme I am always struck by how many people think that career success is
September 16, 2016

Blind Career Ambition – Caution!

Blind Career Ambition – Caution! In an executive career coaching session recently, a coachee spoke about their conscious decision to
September 6, 2016

Future World of Work Webinar

Future World of Work Webinar Organisations today face constant and disruptive change.
August 30, 2016

Harmonics Sponsors Early Career Awards

Harmonics Sponsors Early Career Awards Harmonics, the Cork-based people change company, has become a sponsor of the inaugural Irish Early Career
August 23, 2016

Uber as a model for self-driving careers

Uber as a model for self-driving careers Uber has just launched their first semi-autonomous self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.
July 13, 2016

Huge Change is Coming: Prepare for Disruption

Huge Change is Coming: Prepare for Disruption Huge change is on the way. We are living at a defining time
June 30, 2016

Career Framework Mapping – the Do’s & Don’ts

Career Framework Mapping – the Do’s & Don’ts Managing the growing career aspirations of a diverse workforce is proving to
June 21, 2016

Talent Management in Financial Services

Talent Management in Financial Services Contribute to a Global Report on Talent Management in Financial Services
June 13, 2016

Is it time to reassess your career game?

Is it time to reassess your career game? The second half of your career is longer than you think.
May 18, 2016

Corporate Career Handcuffs – Are you trapped?

Corporate Career Handcuffs – Are you trapped? A consistent feature showing up in our coaching practice is that more and
April 28, 2016

The World of Work is Changing

The World of Work is Changing It’s time to future proof your workforce.
March 31, 2016

A Better Model for Talent Retention

A Better Model for Talent Retention In this ever improving economy, we have returned to the race for talent.
March 7, 2016

Top Trends in World of Work Affecting Employers & Employees

Top Trends in World of Work Affecting Employers & Employees Here are 4 current and emerging trends in the world
February 12, 2016

Action Plan for Skills Needs to be on the Election Agenda

Action Plan for Skills Needs to be on the Election Agenda The amount of jobs created, lack of quality jobs
January 27, 2016

How to Attract Top Talent

How to Attract Top Talent From an early age my daughter realised that toys advertised on TV did not live
January 6, 2016

5 Reasons Why People and Organisations Fail to Change

5 Reasons Why People and Organisations Fail to Change Helping people and organisations bridge the gap from where
December 18, 2015

Charity Donation 2015

Charity Donation 2015 As it is the season of giving, we want to live up to one of our core
December 11, 2015

Businesses Must Prepare for New Year ‘Brain Drain’

Businesses Must Prepare for New Year ‘Brain Drain’ As a new year approaches, many employees take the time over Christmas
October 7, 2015

Career Best Insights – Lessons from Las Vegas!

Career Best Insights – Lessons from Las Vegas! Last year I went to a Career Conference in Las Vegas. Not