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COVID-19 and BREXIT: the challenges and opportunities now facing the Irish retail sector

COVID-19 and BREXIT brought a lot of challenges for Irish retailers. How can the Ireland retail sector overcome these challenges?

For retailers who trade internationally, Brexit has brought its share of additional challenges, related to new regulations, customs rules, taxes, and an overall shortage of human resources in the supply chain. Things got, even more, confusing with COVID-19 when established shopping patterns, such as in-store purchasing, collapsed.

Brexit and COVID-19 legacy: challenges and opportunities for the British retail sector

For retailers who trade internationally, Brexit has brought its share of additional challenges, related to new regulations, customs rules, taxes, and an overall shortage of human resources in the supply chain. How can British retailers survive this crisis?

This study gives us a global perspective of the role of business in the global community as well as what businesses can take from these insights.

What can businesses learn from Edelman Trust Barometer?

Insights into how the world sees and trusts some of the most important institutions: government, media, NGOs, and businesses. 

Work behaviours explained: gifs and memes edition

We have prepared short descriptions, covering the essential characteristics for each DISC profile, and then decided to have some fun by associating memes and gifs that correspond to a certain behaviour for each profile. 

Building the Project Management Office (PMO) of the future

Thoughts on the evolution of project management over the last two decades and planning for future PMOs.

The Arrogant Leader

For years, companies have been tolerating arrogant leaders who sometimes fail to bring any positive tangible results. How do we deal with their arrogance? How do we get to focus more on humility and leadership competence? 

The biggest internal cybersecurity challenge for companies?

What are the challenges that your organisation faces when it comes to security vulnerabilities and attacks? Read how XTENSOS helps companies reduce misalignment and improve their information security policy.  

Finding inspiration in books: The tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

Discover the business lessons we learned from The Tipping Point, the book that inspired our unique approach to strategic account management.

Our recommendations for managing your own and others’ perfectionism threshold at work.

Dealing with perfectionism at work

Our recommendations for managing your own and others’ perfectionism threshold at work.

5 Romanian Women who made history

Having an office in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, we want to dedicate this year’s celebration to remember some of the Romanian women who shaped history through their active and innovative contribution to science, culture, history, medicine, and beauty.

Building the right amount of confidence for your leadership team (1)

Competence-based confidence for business leaders is more important than ever. Learn why.

Finding inspiration in books: Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder

Watch this video to discover some of the business lessons we learned as entrepreneurs from this book.

Passive aggressiveness

The passive-aggressive manager

Read this article to see how XTENSOS helps companies actively manage passive-aggressive behaviour and build resilience among employees.

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PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT ≠ PLAN-DO-WALK-AWAY

This article describes the concept of Plan, Do, Check, Act and shows how it can reduce the risk of failure when implementing organisational changes or new processes.


XTENSOS signs partnership agreement with PECB

Under this agreement, we will deliver certified training courses across a number of designated countries in Europe.

Our CEO appears on “The Emotional Coach” podcast to discuss our approach to corporate coaching & mentoring

Paul McManus shares from his experience as a global C-Level leader and how this helped shape our executive coaching & mentoring services.

Finding inspiration in books – Confessions of an Advertising Man

Confessions of an Advertsing Man offers timeless insights on direct marketing, managing a business, and customers.

Play for fun, play to learn

Thoughts on gamification, followed by 6 games to enjoy during the quarantine.

Finding inspiration in books – Man’s Search for Meaning

Our CEO, Paul McManus, shares the life and business lessons he has learned from Man’s Search for a Meaning.

Women in Business – A short history

A dedication to all of the generations of women who have shaped the way we are currently working today.

Our CEO discusses business, values and people-management​ on the “Tea with Gabriel” podcast

Watch this podcast to discover Paul McManus’ vision when it comes to building global companies with positive cultures.

The problems with outsourcing

Sharing our outsourcing solutions, which are based on 30 years of building and managing global teams.