When you have three young CEO’s, one who works on water, one who understands Sentiment and one who optimizes health and leverages technology for the greater good, we’ll be as challenged in our beliefs as our assumptions are challenged, just as they have been. I hadn’t planned to bring three guys together, pure happenstance!
Sometimes, you’ve got to take a stand and question whether current thinking is perhaps a little warped – or still works
Sometimes it is not enough to ‘go with the flow, to feel you’ve met the brief, ticked all the boxes.
Sometimes you have to question the decisions you’ve made and continue to make and maybe re-evaluate if you’re getting the best outcomes from the decisions you’re making – which generally…. are being made using our past experiences and may not be reflecting current needs.
This day in two weeks time, we’re doing just that and getting to hear what some of today’s younger CEO’s are thinking. And we’re getting a male perspective too.
What does human centric really mean in the mindset of emerging leaders?
How much can we learn from them – and them from us?
It has to be said that without the consistent encouragement and support of people like Jan Cooke, Events Manager for the Bank of Ireland, there are days I would just…. give up!!
Launching something new can be terribly exciting but once the novelty wears off, then the hard slog begins and having people around you like Jan and Montrose Branch Manager Gavin Leech makes all the difference. Their drive and interest in what you’re doing, where they can help keeps you going, as let’s face it, keeping momentum can be challenging. Talking of challenging…
On the 22nd March, we’ll be having our next breakfast meeting at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Lounge, Montrose with a diverse panel of contributors to ‘Challenge Assumptions’. My vision for the breakfast meetings is simple: in bringing together HR and leadership professionals, we gain a better understanding of what’s important.
‘creating a culture of conversation’.
As we bring people together to work collaboratively within an increasingly multi-cultural workplace, we’re shaking things up with lively dialogue before the day has begun, great connections are made and amazing things unfold..
Later the same day, thanks again to the Bank of Ireland, we’re launching Much More Than Words ‘Multi-Cultural Exchangein the evening at the Trinity Enterprise Lounge. My vision here is building a collaborative community where non-native English Speakers working across a wide range of disciplines can boost their language competency and become more effective communicators, whilst using their skills to help other people. Again a place where it’s a WIN/WIN. Not everyone works for larger companies where training is available and this, we feel is a good way to help fill what our research shows is a much needed skills gap.
If you’d like to know more about what we’re doing, let’s talk! Janie Lazar: 086 857 2005
Feeding Feedback Forward – Dr. Annette Clancy of the Quinn School of Business was our Guest Speaker marking the launch our Breakfast Series for this year. To say she had us all thoroughly engaged would be an understatement – the room buzzing with plenty of lively dialogue and the feedback has been, well just fantastic.
Be it good, bad or indifferent, feedback is what I appreciate to make sure we’re on track and don’t make assumptions.
So in ‘the Words of Others’ .. here are a few snippets..
I was delighted to attend your networking event this morning – all speakers were amazing and really had something great to add to any organisation.ÁineO’Donogue
Well done. It was a great start to the day and the energy in the room was really engaging.Sarah Bird
Janie, I was glued to Annette’s every word! She is so dynamic and great at imparting her message. Mairead Dillon
And in my words– If ever you should have the opportunity to hear Dr. Annette Clancy speak, jump at the opportunity. Do not hesitate. She is a joy to hear, a consummate professional. To be inspired, to learn from someone who is generous with their knowledge and delivers a clear message in such a memorable way is a gift which continues long after its presentation. Janie Lazar.
Talking about making assumptions, our next breakfast event will be on the 22nd March at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Centre, Montrose. If you want to be part of this next conversation ‘challengingassumptions’ you’ll need to book in online. Places will be limited. Booking advisable.
I learnt plenty from my early years of working. Mainly that training is different now. Our needs as human beings are recognised. Looking back, I can see the inadvertent and destructive way in which I was given feedback succeeded only in knocking me back, which is why I so strongly believe that the workplace is indeed an emotional arena and every possible support needs to be given. Yes, our experiences and emotions do indeed shape us and perhaps as confident as the ‘millenials’ may appear to be, they need all the help available to really connect. On-line is not the same as ‘Off-line’. and the work needed in building self awareness is an individual continuous journey.
Dr. Annette Clancy, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at UCD College of Business shares invaluable insights as our key note speaker at our first Breakfast Meeting of 2017 for HR Specialists and people involved in Leadership roles. Book now
This event is kindly hosted by the Bank of Ireland at the new Enterprise Lounge at UCD, Montrose. Registration from 7.45 for 8am Start. Event ends c. 9.30. Join us for lively discussion around what we believe really matters.
Whether you are working and speaking in your own language or another, speaking from experience I can say hand on heart, self confidence is key to performance.