The CMG Business Podcast, hosted by Tony Cantwell, aims to give you practical insights and new ways of thinking, through conversations with special guests, experts and thought-leaders in business.
The Housing Crisis & How to Solve it (with Rory Hearne)
This was a fascinating discussions between Rory Hearne and CMG's director Tony Cantwell. They discuss the origins of Rory's book "Housing Shock : The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It" and the current state of the housing market. They discuss potential designated housing units in local authorities, how NAMA can help, and exactly what Rory would do to fix the current crisis.
Understanding Business Finance (with Peter Plant)
All managers need some understanding of finance. The higher up the chain you go, the more important this information will be. In this episode we discuss:
- Why cash flow management is more important than profit this year
- The difference between a financial accountant and a management accountant
- The prudence concept explained
- How to use basic financial knowledge to improve your decision-making
- How to spot potential financial problems down the road
- The Oyster Card model
Peter Plant has a vast experience in the world of finance, having worked in the US with Medicare, he is also the former finance director of the Dublin Business School and regularly delivers professional accountancy training programmes in both China and Ireland. Peter also delivers one of our most popular courses, Finance for Non Finance Managers, you can find more details on our next date below
How to develop a culture of psychological safety in the workplace & its impact on the customer exp
In this episode, Tony is joined by Shane Kenny, businessman, successful restauranteur, and founder of hospitality aware, promoting wellness and mindfulness in the Hospitality sector and to companies in the broader business community and organisations throughout Ireland.
In this episode, Shane talks about the benefits of listening to employees and actively seeking their feedback, the benefit to the business or organisation of better inclusion, and how the workplace is changing and Shane offers some insights as to how we can stay connected to those changes.
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Find Shane Kenny on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-kenny/
Visit Shane's official website at www.shanekenny.ie
Managing a remote workforce
In this episode we sit down with one of our most popular trainers and speakers, Sonya Meekel, to discuss the very topical issue of managing a remote workforce.
How do you keep people motivated? How do you need to change your approach to management? What tools and methods can you use to get the best out of your team in a new setting, and how do you overcome communication challenges?
This was a fun conversation with practical advice. Please enjoy and if you gain value from it please consider giving us a rating and a review
Want more? Check out our one-day virtual training course hosted by Sonya below
Fire Safety (with Brendan Kavanagh, Fire Safety Consultant)
Brendan Kavanagh is an acknowledged fire expert with over forty years’ experience in fire science, safety and investigation.
His memberships include (to name a few)
• 41 years continuous Membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers (1976 - 2017).
• Membership of the Association of Irish Risk Management (1999) and Elected Chairman (Term 2001- 2003).
• Membership of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Fire Safety Standards Consultative Committee (1987) and Chairman of Advisory Group 3.
In this episode, Tony and Brendan discuss fire and fire safety, including what 'sparked' his interest, his previous experiences in dealing with fire and particularly fire safety. He breaks down some potentially life-saving do's and don'ts, and explores the unique challenges of dealing with a fire in a healthcare setting.
This was a very interesting chat with Brendan, who is very passionate about his field, and offers some highly useful insights that can be applied in our own lives.
The Art of Public Speaking & Presenting
Tony sits down again with one of CMG's very best trainers, Sonya Meekel, to discuss the art of public speaking and presentation skills, and offers some great insights into how you can improve your own skills.
Topics covered include how to plan and practice, how to deal with unforeseen issues as they happen, the importance of knowing your subject, and how to create engaging presentations and avoid the dreaded "death by powerpoint".
This was another informative chat with Sonya, with some real proven techniques that can be applied immediately to improve your next presentation.
Some great insights so far, learning a lot!