The subtle art of not giving a f*ck
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck

Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019

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Over 6 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

An insightful new work from the multimillion-copy best-selling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization, based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies. It unveils the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals.

A publishing phenomenon, Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization have become one of the most respected brands in the highly competitive world of thought leadership in business. In his latest work, Covey lays out an unprecedented plan for goal-realization that will revolutionize the way we approach our dreams.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides a simple, proven formula for achieving the goals that every individual or organization needs to reach. From Marriott to the U.S. Navy, Covey and his team have worked with more than 200,000 people in hundreds of organizations to improve performance, identifying and honing four secrets of perfect execution:

  • Focus on the Wildly Important

  • Act on the Lead Measures

  • Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

  • Create a Cadence of Accountability

By allowing teams to separate those urgent tasks that demand attention merely to keep a company alive-called the "whirlwind"-from new, "wildly important" goals that promise to break new ground, these disciplines empower leaders to accomplish what is by far the most difficult aspect of creating results: executing a strategy that requires a change in behavior. Simply put, this is a work that no business, however small or large, can afford to pass up.

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Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

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Date: Thursday 5 September 2019

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“Utterly fascinating. Tim Harford shows that if you want to be creative and resilient, you need a little more disorder in your world.” —Adam Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

“Engrossing.” —New York Times

From the award-winning columnist and author of the national bestseller The Undercover Economist comes a provocative big idea book about the genuine benefits of being messy: at home, at work, in the classroom, and beyond.

Look out for Tim's next book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates the benefits that messiness has in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Using research from neuroscience, psychology, social science, as well as captivating examples of real people doing extraordinary things, Tim Harford explains that the human qualities we value – creativity, responsiveness, resilience – are integral to the disorder, confusion, and disarray that produce them.

From the music studio of Brian Eno to the Lincoln Memorial with Martin Luther King, Jr., from the board room to the classroom, messiness lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other – in short, how we succeed.

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The Obstacle Is the Way
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

The Obstacle Is the Way

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“Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team.

The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” 

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So good they can’t ignore you
Jul
4
5:30 PM17:30

So good they can’t ignore you

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“In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice.  Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. 

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Book Club: Little Book of Lykke
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Book Club: Little Book of Lykke

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Prepare to love lykke, the Danish word for happiness and fortune, with The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking, whose Little Book of Hygge sold half a million copies. Wiking goes in search of the real meaning of happiness, and finds it has little to do with wealth. A funny, inspiring read (Psychologies)

Happiness can be elusive even for people who are mentally healthy. Many people, such as those with depression or anxiety who are struggling through darker times, may feel they want to give up the fight. That is why the charming and thought-provoking The Little Book of Lykke could lighten, guide and inspire so many. (Marjorie Wallace, CEO of SANE mental health charity)

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Effective Decision-Making Strategies and Techniques
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Effective Decision-Making Strategies and Techniques

Making decisions is something that a lot of people struggle with these days. There have been many books written about the process, which range from highly academic to more personal and reflective. We even have new terms coined, such as the ‘Paradox of choice’ which eludes to the growing struggle to choose from seemingly inferior/superior options. But couldn’t we all do with a structure for making good decisions on an ongoing basis? How do we make decisions between options that seem almost equally positive and negative? How do we avoid risks and negative outcomes? This workshop will introduce you to strategies, techniques, and tools which will improve your decision-making and reduce the worry of negative outcomes.

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Effective Goal-Setting for Leaders
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Effective Goal-Setting for Leaders

Effective goal-setting can often be the difference between getting what you want and forgetting what you want! So often, we know what we want but we just don’t know how to get it. What that really means is that we don’t have a plan. Then, the result is that we forget about our real objectives and we just deal with what’s happening in the here and now, which is fine for some things, but not for goal-setting.

We want to be proactive rather than reactive - otherwise we’ll be left talking about with could’s, should’s and if only’s. Therefore, it’s crucial that we understand the power of effective planning and the importance of setting compelling goals. 

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Interpersonal Communication Skills for the Workplace
Jul
9
6:45 PM18:45

Interpersonal Communication Skills for the Workplace

A dynamic, engaging and all-encompassing workshop to guide you in doing satisfying work. Fail to plan, plan to fail. This half-day interactive workshop will be a game-changer for anyone who wants more from their career and personal life. Find out more below...

Workshop Overview

✔︎ Discover the key principals of effective communication 

✔︎ Build confidence in a real and sustainable way  

✔︎ Change your perspective and uncover the best in others 

✔︎ Find out what motivates people in positive or negative ways 

✔︎ Use the best strategies for working in challenging situations  

✔︎ Discover common thinking errors and how to avoid them  

✔︎ Make better decisions regardless of the situation

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Changing Jobs and  Building Confidence
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Changing Jobs and Building Confidence

A dynamic, engaging and all-encompassing workshop to guide you to effectively change jobs. Fail to plan, plan to fail. This two-hour interactive workshop will be a game-changer for anyone who wants more from their career. 

Ronan is a Career Coach and Trainer who has worked with hundreds of clients from all different walks of life and all stages of their career. This has enabled him to harness his best strategies and techniques for career development, no matter what stage his clients are at.

You'll Learn How To:

✔︎  Discover work that you enjoy and make sure it’s right career path for you

✔︎  Overcome limits that stop you from pursuing your ideal job/career

✔︎  Create an action plan that guarantees progress in any economy

✔︎  Setup a fail-safe system to ensure you persist with your long-term goals

✔︎  Harness the key tools, techniques, strategies of career development, regardless of your current position

✔︎  Interact, ask questions and get answers to all of your career-related concerns

✔︎  Answer difficult interview questions and discover what to say/not to say in an interview


Testimonials:

"Informative, interactive and thought provoking seminar with @KennedyRonan" - Dr. Hayley Furlong ‏

"Ronan is excellent. He's very engaging, and quickly builds a rapport so that the session works from the outset. He did a superb job of helping me tailor and improve my CV. He has a great way of challenging your thinking/assumptions, without putting you on the defensive, so that you can actually think these through logically. I was self-employed but hoping to get back into permanent employment, and Ronan's very first strategy paid dividends. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs some direction with their career" - Paul

"Ronan through his knowledge and hard work quickly proved them wrong, he asked me questions that really made me think in my head think more so than ever actually. After my first session with him I walked out thinking that I could actually accomplish goals, that anything I set my mind to I could in fact accomplish. He also motivated me in a way letting me know my own attributes that I would have an advantage with a college course or job. He gave me direction." - Gregory

"Ronan helped me a lot sorting out some decisions on my next career move. He got me to focus on my existing skills and on my transferable skills so that I could decide what I wanted to do and what I needed to do to get there." - Karl

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Irish Medical Careers Fair
Oct
18
to 19 Oct

Irish Medical Careers Fair

  1. Writing CVs and LinkedIn profiles that grab attention
  2. Finding opportunities and solutions to common problems

  3. Key interview skills, answers to difficult questions and what to say/not to say in an interview

  4. Effective goal-setting for leaders and improving interpersonal and communication skills

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Women's Leadership initiative
Jul
2
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Leadership initiative

The main goals of the initiative are:

  • Understand the multifaceted challenge by creating the space for experience and know-how exchange, and by creating impulses to think beyond the established frameworks and "thinking boxes";

  • Enable the solution by providing professional development trainings to help the WLI members achieve their professional goals;

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Learn the rules. Live the dream.
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Learn the rules. Live the dream.

This is a 2 hour interactive coaching workshop focused on guiding you to get what you want from your career, personal life, relationships etc. It involves not only goal setting, but also empowers you to create the path to achieve you goals in concrete steps. So often we know what we want, what to do to get it, but somehow we still can’t do it or don’t do it. This workshop will change that.

What will you gain from this?

  • A compelling plan for your future.
  • The formula for overcoming your usual obstacles, challenges or problems.
  • The opportunity to reassess your current beliefs in light of what you have learned at the workshop.
  • Find out what it is that you really want. We will use simple but extremely effective strategies to achieve this.
  • Discover the basis of all human motivation, including your own.
  • Learn to take charge of your body, your state and your emotions.
  • Take the immediate first step in long term, lasting change.

 

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Interactive Coaching Workshop
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

Interactive Coaching Workshop

This is a 2 hour interactive coaching workshop focused on guiding you to get what you want from your career, personal life, relationships etc. It involves not only goal setting, but also empowers you to create the path to achieve you goals in concrete steps. So often we know what we want, what to do to get it, but somehow we still can’t do it or don’t do it. This workshop will change that

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