Ciaran Hourican

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Competency Based Interviews; what are they and how do I smash them!

​Table of ContentsWhat are Competencies?AttitudesSoft SkillsPerformance & CapacityCompetency Based Interview exampleThen ‘I’ showed up!Top 3  Tip for Competency Based InterviewsInterview

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The Zevas Movement in Partnership with H-Training

For some time now, H-Training has Partnered with Zevas Communications.  During this time the Zevas has re-developed its business model to attract what has become an very envious list of world class clients,

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30 years in the Gig Economy

Helen Hourican, Proprietor of H-Training on what 30 years in the Gig Economy has taught her about business, her legacy of authenticity and the Launch of H-Training’s Management Consultancy Service. On

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Blake Mouton and the Complexities of Good Leadership

​The Blake and Mouton Managerial grid is an excellent guideline for understanding leadership and at H-Training we use it with many of our clients. It’s simple design tells us a lot about leadership

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The ‘Great Man’ Leadership Lie

A lot of the early leadership theories were concerned with something called the Great man and trait theory. This is a very old school idea about great leaders being born. In a sense, it evokes a lot of

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Theory versus Application: Supervisory Management Programmes

Many people pine for simpler times. Days when we were less anxious and perhaps not as attached to smartphones. When millennials were still children and Donald Trump wasn’t president.However, there was

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Inherited Bad Management Practices

Mangers are like parents in some respects. They can have a long-term influence on their teams in a variety of ways. This is why bad managers are so destructive. Their practices can be easily spread around

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The difference between Leading and Managing

Many people use these words interchangeably. However, they do not mean the same thing. In a nutshell, you manage resources and you lead people. Those who apply an entirely management-orientated practice

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Becoming a First-Line Manager

Most people are promoted to a management role based on their performance in either a technical or frontline position. And while performance in the first role can obviously be an indicator of success, the

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Preparing to present: Managing the last few hours before interview

When preparing for an interview many people make it that much harder in the last few hours before the big day. Preparation is essential, but so too is down time. At H-Training we emphasize the need for

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