Ian McClean, Founder of Flow Group discusses the importance of conversation in every day life and the elements that can make a conversation go from bad to worse. He gives us the tools to avoid residue and create good meaningful conversations
Ian McClean spoke at the Google Headquarters in Dublin.
Nobody on their deathbed regrets not spending more time at the office. And in almost twenty-five years of working with some of the smartest business executives, I’ve never met a single one that reckoned to have achieved a perfect balance in their life. Not one. Ever.
So what’s the antidote? The antidote is simple to describe, but not easy to do. What is imperative is to first carve out time to mindfully consider what we really want. Many protest that they can’t afford the time.
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At a time of year when organisations are naturally taking stock, employees are being appraised, objectives are being set and business strategies reviewed, it seems that enterprise isn’t the only one on the change offensive if the US report that 67% of the work-force are actively considering a change in their career is true.
Considering a new career or major life change? Read on...