Entries by Coach Padraig

Connecting Agility and Emotional Intelligence at work

This past year has demonstrated, more than ever, the need for emotional intelligence at work. Being able to successfully handle the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of COVID-19 has required agility from leaders and team members. But it’s not just the pandemic. We’re working today in a marketplace that is ever-changing because of new technology, […]

When is “good enough,” Good Enough?

I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist. At times I have struggled to let go of something until it’s perfect, spending far too long labouring over every word and number at the expense of my sleep, my sanity and the emotions of those around me. I beat myself up when I don’t do things […]

Advice for your younger self

How many times in life have you thought, “If I only knew then what I know now?” When you think about your younger self, what do you remember about starting your career? Try, if you can, to remember how you felt. What was exciting? What did you worry about? Think about your first “real” rung […]

Returning to work team strategies you need

It felt surreal when the world shut down in March, but it feels equally strange to be reopening and returning to work when there’s still so much uncertainty about the pandemic (particularly for our American readers, with escalating numbers in the US).  Now that outbreak numbers have slowed in Canada (and other countries), Canada’s provinces […]

Discover the reality of remote work myths

If there’s one good thing about 2020 and the worldwide pandemic, it’s that it has opened up some possibilities that might have seemed impossible before. In some cases that has led to greatness.  In other cases, it has led to challenges. As a result of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, more employers than ever before transitioned […]

Zoom fatigue: Is it time to log off?

I love that technology allows me to work with my team (we span four time zones!) and to work remotely with clients. It’s been a little easier for us at Padraig to adapt to virtual meetings during the global pandemic than for some of our clients who are new to working remotely.  But even so, […]

The key benefits to solving problems, now

Do you feel like you’re constantly solving problems?  For some folks, it’s as though they get one thing sorted and another pops up – or maybe the same kind of problem recurs.  Bill Murray fans might call it a Groundhog Day situation, which sounds cuter than it feels, but the more technical term is being […]