Celtar
Celtar

Welcome to the web blog of Celtar, a management consultancy company based in Dublin, Ireland . The MD, Billy Linehan, is a business adviser and professional business mentor. How we meet your needs Projects • Assisted company “in recovery” from recent years of poor sales, new focus on strategy – and how to implement it • Chair and act as secretary of monthly management meetings • Introduce staff centred performance management systems, train managers • Advise MD on board matters, and communicating with shareholders • Train management team on “High Performance”

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Avoiding another global financial collapse – how?

Looking back we now recognise the negative influence of PR agencies, lobby groups and spin doctors hyping up the property speculation of the Tiger years. Much of the PR industry here mimicked the activities of their lobby group colleagues in Washington, promoting short term policies and deregulation.

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Irish bank offers business advice!

Big financial institutions do not realise that their credibility is shredded – they, with the government, have condemned us to years of frugality by their mis-management of the financial system.

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Increase margins through the application of creativity and innovation?

    How can businesses use creativity to boost the bottom line?   In Incite 66 we look at how innovation from within can contribute to business growth. Too many Irish businesses are focused on cutting costs, as opposed to increasing margins through the application of design and innovation. You may have time now to think about and [...]

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Change your Mind before you Change your Company

Dealing with economic turmoil The idea behind this article is that leaders make change happen – and to do so requires a multifaceted approach identifying and addressing the obstacles to change that are ingrained in every organisation. The Centre for Leadership Development has highlighted 5 key areas which are critical for senior [...]

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The recession will end, its official

  I am not sure how though, will the curve of the economic cycle be U, V or L shaped? What will happen is that some sectors will pick up whilst most economic indicators will continue to deteriorate, for example in Ireland unemployment will grow, the “long tail” of the recession.   I picked this article up yesterday from McKinsey.com . [...]

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