In such unprecedented times, how to adapt to become an effective "change leader"? Often, we have clients in senior management who land in a new organization and opine that there is need for "culture change." We are experiencing such rapid change we often forget to appreciate the velocity...

Working from home has many benefits but we need to make sure our data is protected. Check The Irish Times' article for some tips on how to keep data safe during remote times.    Technology is the great enabler allowing large numbers of people to work from...

Leading in such turbulent times can seem very difficult. Read below essential dos and don’ts to thrive during this period of change.   We’ve written before about terribly untrue sayings and assumptions that people mistake for workplace wisdom. But, we have to admit, there’s one cliché mantra we...

 Practicing empathy is one of the most important things leaders can do right now. In such turbulent and unprecedented times, great leaders go back to the basics. Read more below.  That may seem obvious. But what's less obvious is why connection is crucial right now, and...

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, probably the biggest crisis of our time. We need leadership more than ever, however, most leaders have never faced such unprecedented circumstances. The article below lists the five most common leadership challenges during this period. Last week, everything changed....

Experts say it will still take a while to feel the fallout from coronavirus-related breaches. According to the WSJ article, the use of private devices and services gives hackers the opportunity to search for valuable data.  As millions of U.S. workers frantically pivoted to remote work...

If you're working from home, you might be discussing some confidential matters around your smart speakers. Can we trust them? Joe Hancock, from UK law firm Mishcon de Reya, advises muting those devices. Read ZDNet's article below.  Those not used to working from home must be going through...

How to maximize and measure your cybersecurity investments? Read TechRepublic's article below.   Spending money on cybersecurity tends to be a point of angst for company decision makers. Besides being nebulous, most cybersecurity spends do poorly when subjected to Return On Investment (ROI) calculations. To that point, security...

How can IT professionals support end users when working remotely? Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft recently posted a very interesting blog about Security and Privacy practices on Microsoft Teams. See below.  Over the past week, there has been a lot written about video conferencing,...

An economic collapse of 25% could hit Ireland over the next three months, according to Central Bank's Quarterly Bulletin. RTE further reports a shrink of 3.8% of GDP this year and an unemployment rate of 25%.   The Central Bank has said Covid-19 has "triggered an extremely...

McKinsey's new article lists five leadership practices and mindsets that can help you during the Covid-19 pandemic and other future crises. Organizing to respond to crises: The network of teams During a crisis, leaders must relinquish the belief that a top-down response will engender stability. In routine...

The future of work (maybe not quite as ‘future’ as we thought) landed pretty much overnight. In this article, one of our advisors, Scott McInnes provides seven useful tips for leaders leading and communicating with their teams remotely, taken from his recent online webinar. Here's a quick...

New CSO Pandemic Impact Report with 150 security and IT leaders provides an understanding of how organizations across industries are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how prepared they were,  how vulnerable they are, how is security impacted and what the long-term impact may be. The infographic...

Flexible working conditions are now a necessity for all companies, with the Covid-19 crisis forcing most Irish organisations to set up a  remote model of work. In this article, Andrea Manning provides an interesting infographic and useful information for both employers and employees about remote...

What is this? The Remote Working Survival Kit is a crowdsourced document, created in response to the COVID19/ Coronavirus, to help those who are trying to: Implement remote working in their organisation. Set themselves up to work from home. Protect their business, their staff and teams...

‪For any #Startups and #SMEs - Knowing who can help, what funding options are available and how to avail of them can be a minefield. This is a brilliantly complied list of resources by Scale Ireland ✨‬ It contains links to resources from: Health Service Executive,...

A number of supports are available for business owners to help you and your employees during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Banks have announced that they will offer flexibility to their customers. You can also get advice from your accountant or use the advisory support from your...

The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos for businesses globally. Yet, despite the doom and gloom, the crisis seems to have brought out the raw entrepreneur in some business owners. To help inspire you during this time, here's an interesting article that looks at 5 businesses in...

In a crisis, people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know. It is important to provide prompt responses to crisis and that the organisation take responsibility and express empathy. Every organization should have a crisis communication plan, but many do not....

"Covid-19 is raising issues for both the business banking customer or individuals repaying a mortgage or other loan. Lenders say they are adopting a relatively flexible approach to the crisis although there is no uniformity in the approach adopted by the State’s main banks. And what...