Irish Business Network – 29.1 – The Life of an INTRApreneur

Ann: “Would you like to deliver a presentation on the Irish Business Network 2015 kick-off event?” Me: “Sure! When?” Ann: “29th, January 2015” Me: “Done!” That’s the conversation I had with the lovely savvy businesswoman, Ann Dempsey, the leader of the Irish Business Network chapter in Munich (, for which I’m very grateful. According to the bureaucratic theory…

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Getting a promotion is NOT a result of good work done

If you believe that getting a promotion is a result of a series of actions – you are in for a surprise. The Internet is full of great advice from experts on how to get promoted in this fast pace world of ours. And I strongly recommend reading and learning from everybody. When I was…

The secret no one told you on how to get promoted

The secret no one told you on how to get promoted

If you believe that your annual performance review is the best opportunity to get promoted – you are in for a huge disappointment. From some unknown reason, the majority of us employees believe that the best time to get promoted is the annual performance review process. Furthermore, we are certain that we should outshine our colleagues…

It’s time to Get Promoted!


How Being an Intrapreneur Will help you Get Promoted

When business platforms begin to shatter, boardroom meetings become stressful. Almost everyone blames another for so many reasons. There’s a constant cry for change and improvement. In circumstances like these, the battle gets even tough breaking a higher level of competition among employees where degrees don’t seem to matter anymore. The executives desire to get…

What Would Our World Look Like Without Innovation?

Technology is fundamental to every business in the world today. Every piece of equipment, tool or machinery used by a business no matter how little it may appear, is designed for a specific purpose. That purpose is the force behind the creation of that piece of technology; and the equipment or machinery is the embodiment…

Innovation Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

Innovation as a Core Competency

Have you ever imagined living in the world during those crude times when there was no technology? Try to roll back the wheels of your memory to as early back a point in time as you can possibly remember. Right there; you must be seeing no smartphones, no ATM machines, no mobile banking, no fast…

Corporate Leadership

Hey CEO, Wake Up! You’re Losing Your Best People to the Competition

Learning How to Keep Your Hard-working Employees It is late in the evening. Everyone else has left for their homes but you are still in your mid-town office at the twenty ninth floor. You have been working late to finish an important project. You stand by the window of this corporate tower with all the…

Being an Intrapreneur in heart and mind is about your idea.

Your idea comes first – not your job.

If “they” interfere with your idea, if “they” reject your requests for resources, if “they” overload you with work that has noting to do with your idea – you my friend are working for the wrong people.

Researchers look for the best sponsor to fund their research. I have not seen any researcher that looked for a specific sponsor and only then tried to convince him/her/them to fund his/her research.

This simply shows us that for some people out there, their idea comes first – before their employer.

In this way, ordinary people with ideas (AKA Intrapreneurs) eliminate most of the rejections they might encounter while working for “them”.