Entries by dave

The Importance of Teamwork in the Workplace

Teamwork is a common term used in the workplace. In fact, in many workplaces it is the only term that is used time and time again and for good reason. Whilst many of us may believe we are capable of working just as effectively on our own than within a team environment, in the majority […]

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There Are No One-Size-Fits-All Management Styles

There are forests worth of books espousing their own management styles. There’s probably a copse of books within that management forest telling you that you need to constantly adapt and change your style. However the idea of management styles suggests that management is a top down activity, something that is imposed on workers that they will […]

Helping Young Adults Stay Motivated While Unemployed

It has been almost five years since the Irish economy took a turn for the worst. At the moment it seems people are getting a break from the doom and gloom, or at least the gloom of the weather. We have sunshine and the beaches are thronged but despite that there are still people sitting […]

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Reveal your hidden skills and talents with psychometrics – Irish Times article by Carol Ryan with interview of Amber Hanna & David Keane of DavittCP

Air hostess takes a battery of psychometric tests, discovers a serious talent for maths, leaves her job of 13 years and becomes a lecturer in mechanical engineering. This is Lorna Fitzsimons’s career trajectory, if a little reductive. At first glance, her job history charts the tough slog of an academic career – an undergraduate course, […]

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The 4 Quadrants of Change

Systemic change is exceedingly complex, and for any change effort to be successful it must address 4 quadrants of change. Studies show that when change efforts are unsuccessful it tends to be as a direct result of critical variables being ignored. It is often the more invisible, insidious,  quadrants of personal and cultural change are often […]

10 Ways We Get Smarter As We Age

1. Your hemispheres sync up. The brain is divided into two hemispheres (each specializing in different operations). Brain scans show that while young people often use only one side for a specific task, middle-aged and older adults are more likely to activate both hemispheres at once—a pattern known as bilateralization – hence making better connections among […]