Plan 2021 One Month at a Time

New Year 2021 The New Year is usually a time for setting goals and making resolutions. But this year the mood is quite different. There is a weariness in the air as lots of people around the world are still experiencing pandemic restrictions. Life is far from normal and will be for some months yet. […]

December Productivity Tips

What a busy week leading up to Christmas, trying to get everything done. Here are some December Productivity Tips to help you stay on track. You can click here to access the full December Productivity Tips Infographic to share with colleagues or friends. Prioritise Protect Your Time Reduce Distractions Plan the 1st week of January before you finish […]

Be Productive during Lockdown

It can be hard to stay motivated each November as the days get shorter and darker. This year the world is also coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and in Ireland we have entered our second lockdown. To help people turn November into a productive month, I have developed a Lockdown Planner. This work was inspired […]

Kick Start your Week with a September Webinar

What? September already? Who can believe it? Every year it can be challenging settling back down after the summer month.  This year with all the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, it is harder than ever to stay focused and be productive. But September provides a great opportunity to reset and refocus for a productive final […]

Tips to Reset & Refocus for Q4 2020

September is a great time to reset and refocus after the summer months. With the holidays over and schools reopening, it is a chance to draw breath and set priorities for the last 4 months of the year. This year we need to reset more than ever. 2020 has been a time of huge change and […]

Interview with Productivity Expert Moira Dunne

Interview with Productivity Expert Moira Dunne In July 2020 Declan Collins recorded an interview with Productivity Expert Moira Dunne for the HR HQ Podcast. In the podcast Declan and Moira discuss what makes people productive working from home and much, much more. Below is a transcript of the interview. You can listen to the full podcast here. Question: […]

Learn to Say No

Learn to Say No During my first job as a consultant, my client told me that I had the ability to say no while making other people feel good about it. I think it was a compliment! It wasn’t something I planned but when I analysed my approach I realised I was protecting my work […]

Tips to Stay Focused Working from Home

Tips to Stay Focused Working from Home Some productivity tips to Stay Focused during Lockdown, first published in May 2020 on the website, a great resource for businesses. We are over two months into the Covid-19 lockdown and at times it can be hard to keep the momentum going. Working from home was a very sudden […]

Leading People Remotely During Covid-19

Leading People Remotely During Covid-19 We’ve all been taken by surprise by the speed of events due to the corona virus. Most people are working from home and for leaders and managers this means a shift in style and approach. Here are some pointers for leading people remotely during Covid-19. The skills are the same leadership […]

Tips on Working at Home During Covid-19

Tips on Working at Home During Covid-19 For lots of people working at home is a new way of working. Many are struggling to stay focused and get things done. During the early weeks of lockdown many people asked me for productivity tips.  So during the early weeks of the Covid-19 restrictions I ran morning […]