‘No one likes to be micro-managed. If you have hired someone to do a job, let them get on with it’
By being yourself and staying flexible in your approach, you will be able to show colleagues what can be achieved in a business, says Andrew Magowan of The Inside Trek
I left my home in Antrim in 1992 to study law at Oxford. After graduating, I progressed to become a corporate lawyer. I really enjoyed the buzz of working in the City of London on deals that involved long nights and big numbers.
As a result, I didn’t come home too often, but about ten years ago I rented a cottage in Glenarm in Co Antrim, and the trip rekindled my love for Northern Ireland....
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This Working Life: ‘People are the most important part of my working life: the clients, the front line workers, the public and the public servants’
While specialisation can be invaluable, it’s important to collaborate and share knowledge, according to Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities of Ireland
This working life: Fidelity staff find a new sense of harmony in company choir
When a few colleagues got together in the Galway office of Fidelity Investments to sing, they never imagined it would turn into a company-wide, global initiative
This working life: How to make your company a place where people want to stay
People don’t leave jobs; they leave cultures and managers. If leaders are not listening, supporting and developing staff and addressing conflict, then people will leave in their droves
How I work: ‘There is a wealth of untapped talent out there if the right thinking and structures are in place to recruit beyond the traditional norms’
With a determination to succeed and the help of the Dublin City University access programme, Steven Colgan is now pursuing a rewarding career in law