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Emotional Intelligence

A Leadership Imperative

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is
widely accepted today, as the ‘sine
qua non’ of effective leadership. During these turbulent times, the dynamic environment in which we operate has tested our ability...

Communicate with Impact

Communicate and Influence Successfully

“Almost everything you do involves persuasion.” Daniel Pink’s underlining argument is that persuasion is something we can all improve upon, utilising ‘softer skills’ like listening, ‘mirroring and matching,’ positive body language, asking open questions and simply, by being more

“ People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference if the
product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. ”

Mary Kay Ash

“ Be the change you want to see ”

Mahatma Ghandi

Talent management is one of the critical challenges facing business leaders today. In today’s tough economic times, companies are continuously faced with having to do more with less while at the same time, recognise, recruit, reward and retain the very best individuals – the people who can help build their organisations for the future.

In a recent CIPD report, (2009) ‘War on talent?’, they found that talent management and, by association, succession planning becomes more not less important in an economic downturn. During uncertain times, it is more important than ever to know where key talent sits within an organisation and how to develop people to meet both short and long-term business requirements.

The balance between home-grown and acquired talent is an important consideration in creating senior management teams across international operations. The trend in this area is to have a pool of talented people as opposed to a position planning perspective.

The objective for many leading companies is to provide broader organisational and career objectives for employees at all levels in the organisation – a shift away from traditional instructor-led ‘training’ to ‘learning’ and ‘coaching’, on a self-directed, work-based process.

Talent management is about putting the right people in the right jobs at the right time and in keeping these people on board.

When top performers were asked what motivated them, they stated that they wanted an environment that allows them:

  • to get results
  • to get excited
  • to work “out in the open”
  • to grow and challenge themselves

Annunzio identifies 5 key steps for leaders:

  • Identify your top performers.
  • Remove the cultural and organisational obstacles in their way.
  • Convince your top performers that change is on the way.
  • Communicate with employees in new and irreverent ways.
  • Sing the praises of the employees whom you need to keep.
If you would like to focus on ways to build your leadership talent for the future, contact us

Are you overwhelmed by the negative prospects ahead, are under pressure to perform in these unsettling economic times and are faced with difficult people decisions, whilst maintaining growing business results?

Discover the 6 steps to maintain a positive focus through tough times. Read more…

In these turbulent times, you or members of your staff may be facing redundancy or will have to make significant transitions in their careers due to recent economic pressures. PEOPLE RESOURCES coaching professionals will be able to work with you and your company to help your managers and employees transition smoothly to new roles and step up to completely new horizons, perhaps a complete career and life change.
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“Great players don't win trophies, teams do."

Rene Carayol, Business Guru and Motivational speaker

Change is endemic in every organisation and today’s leaders require enhanced skills in order to build a high performing culture, as well as managing their own careers.

Leaders must demonstrate that they can define and articulate the company vision and strategy, initiate and manage change effectively, take risks, and be an excellent communicator and coach.

One of the major challenges for the leader is in building a successful high performing team. The statistics on employee engagement provide a real challenge.

According to the Gallup Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index:

  • 29% of employees are actively engaged in their jobs
  • 54% are not engaged
  • 17% are actively disengaged

For more details see this CIPD article on Employee engagement

Does this reflect your company?

  • Are you seeking to establish a high performing team but are faced with limited resources?
  • Do you recognize the need to change but are not sure where to start?
  • Do you feel there’s not enough time in the day to do what you want to do?
  • Are you capable of achieving much more then you are currently experiencing?
  • Are you unwilling to settle for anything less than your unlimited potential?
  • Do you feel uncertain about the direction you are headed but are committed to making a change?
  • Do you want to accelerate your success?

People Resources works with successful leaders and managers in multinational companies, who want to achieve high performance growth, while at the same time, keep a close eye on operating costs.

We can help you and your team achieve your highest potential, by allowing you to focus on the key priorities that will make your business successful. For a brochure and more details on how we can develop your leadership potential and enhance the productivity and commitment of your team members, contact us at

“‘You will be amazed at what you can accomplish simply by having a clear vision, a compelling purpose, and a clear massive action plan of how to get there.”

Tony Robbins

What benefits can we offer you and your company?

Our training facilitators, who are also professional business coaches, can support you in transferring learning back into the workplace environment through tailored coaching support. Our results-focused coaches can help you define specific actions and objectives that will make you successful and hold you and your team accountable to goal commitments.

We will work with you as committed business partners to ensure that all our workshops are tailored specifically to meet your needs. For further information contact deirdre@peopleresources.ie.

We work closely with our clients to provide ongoing support within the workplace, in terms of follow-up training facilitation and one-to-one coaching as required. See our testimonials of our clients click here

As Executive Coaches, we partner with individuals and teams who are already motivated to making changes and are ready to set a course of action to transform ideas and aspirations into concrete plans that will help them achieve success, not only in business but also in their personal lives.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help grow your leadership potential, please contact us