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executive coaching

28
May

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 through a messy time in his career when he was being forced out of a company. It had drained him of confidence and it took a while for him to pick up the pieces. Years…
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12
Apr

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 a career ceiling where you work, it’s important to firstly ask yourself, could I have done any more here? I would caution before you assume and blame others or the organisation. Start with holding the…
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26
Feb

It’s the Environment Stupid

James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign manager for the 1992 Presidential election once claimed “it’s the economy stupid” which proved a highly successful strategy. He focussed on what was concerning people most and this had the greatest resonance. In observing many organisations’ approach to Talent and Career Management, I believe many are not focussing on what…
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28
Jan

What’s your next Transfer Move?

It’s January and it’s a busy month of the year for Transfers in the Premiership Football season. Sky Sports has a Transfer Centre to update us on the latest big money moves before the transfer window closes. These Premiership Football stars have their agents to advise them and negotiate big money moves between clubs. Alexis…
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12
Dec

Time for a Career Stocktake?

“It’s the first time you’ve driven me to school Dad!” As part of an Executive Outplacement Programme Harmonics is delivering for an organisation, I am currently coaching a Senior Executive who has decided to take a voluntary severance package. He is a driven go-getter and always has been. Keen to look to the future, he…
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8
Nov

Trends in Organisation & People Change

Perspectives from here and abroad It’s all about Change In October, I attended our OI Global Partners meeting in Turin, Italy where over 20 European, Australian and US Partners came to share best practice and themes from their respective countries. Harmonics is the exclusive Irish partner firm of OIGP, a global network of independently owned…
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1
Jun

Watch this Space!

Career Transitions Require Time Following a telephone conversation with a panicked Senior Executive this week, I felt compelled to share his story with those who may be in the same situation now or at some point in the future. The Senior Executive recently left his former employer and was due to start an Executive Outplacement…
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6
Apr

AP McCoy & The Missing Piece

Hearing that the Aintree Grand National takes place this weekend, I was reminded of this piece which I wrote a little over two years ago.  At the time I had just finished a 3000 piece jigsaw and it was the same week AP McCoy retired from racing. It seems appropriate to share this article again…
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13
Jun

Is it time to reassess your career game?

The second half of your career is longer than you think   I met James last week. Twelve months ago he made a really big decision. At 48 he returned to college full time to complete a one year MBA.   The journey back to full time education started for James after I worked with…
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18
May

Corporate Career Handcuffs – Are you trapped?

A consistent feature showing up in our coaching practice is that more and more people in the corporate world feel trapped. They have worked really hard and made significant personal sacrifices to achieve their current Senior Level positions but increasingly they feel trapped. It’s like a bell curve in career satisfaction peaks in their forties…
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