O’Dea unhappy with government communication

first_imgWhatsApp FORMER Defence Minister Willie O’Dea has told the Limerick Post that he is unhappy with communications from government over the past week.The Limerick East TD said that he will be supporting the budget on December 7 but wants radical appraisal within his party.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I will be seeking a clear and transparent timetable from the party on both the budget and the upcoming election.“There is a need for the government representatives to be straight up and honest with the people”.He said that the budget will now have to be passed to ease pressure from the international markets.“I won’t be voting against the budget on December 7 and it looks like there is a lot of pressure from outside sources.“There’s fears that if this budget isn’t passed it will spread like a contagion to other countries”.Last night Taoiseach Brian Cowen vowed to continue on in government in order to get the budget passed and said that the Dail will be dissolved in January.When asked the if Brian Cowen will lead Fianna Fail into a general election campaign, Willie O”Dea said:“That will become clearer after tonight’s party meeting”. Advertisement Previous articleRequested false driving licence on CB radioNext articleThree injured in head-on collision admin Linkedin Facebookcenter_img NewsLocal NewsO’Dea unhappy with government communicationBy admin – November 23, 2010 589 Twitter Email Printlast_img read more

People before strategy is key to greatness

first_img Comments are closed. The HR director is second only to the chief executive in terms of importancewithin the business, according to Jim Collins, keynote speaker at the CharteredInstitute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) conference. Collins, co-author of the renowned book Built to Last, believes HR has amajor responsibility to create pockets of greatness and, in a flawless present-ation, he explained how. For 75 minutes, delegates were treated to Collins’ passion for detailedresearch into what makes organisations grow and attain superior performance.His focus is all about moving from just being good to becoming great, bygetting and retaining enough of the right people. “Good-to-great leaders begin by getting the right people on the bus,the wrong people off the bus and the right people in the right seats – and thenwork out where to drive it,” he said. “Who is in the business comesfirst, and then the strategy, not the other way around.” Collins claimed that while high-profile leaders with big personalities makeheadlines, great leaders are very different. They are self-effacing, reserved,and have a blend of personal humility and professional will. These leaders havetremendous ambition for the cause, the company and the work – not forthemselves. By Jane KingTips for creating great companies:– Greatness is a cumulative process – not a single event.– Transformation happens with disciplined people, disciplinedthought and disciplined actions– Those who build greatness put people before strategy– Look for leaders who leave an impressive legacy when theymove on – is the company still doing well after they have departed?– Charismatic leaders can be a liability– Be radical about changes in practices, structures, goals andstrategies– Preserve core values and purpose – Give people freedom and responsibilities within a sharedframework     Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article People before strategy is key to greatnessOn 28 Oct 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care

first_imgGuidance for anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who cannot cope without their support. This may be because they have a lifelong condition, illness, disability, serious injury, mental health condition or an addiction.The guidance may also be helpful for those under 25 (young carers and young adult carers) who provide care for someone.last_img