THREE IRISH SMALL and medium enterprise owners have been selected to learn from global business leaders Domestic Helpe
The pilot mentors without borders programme is being run by the Small Firms Association, which says it will enable SME owners to soak up the skills and experience of senior executives from large corporates headphone amp
The three Irish entrepreneurs selected to learn from the programme are Anne Cusack from Critical Healthcare, Cameron Wallace who is a founder of Eight Degrees Brewing and Kathleen Ward nuhart
, who set up her own health clinic in Monaghan.
At the launch today, SFA chairman AJ Noonan said:
“Participants will develop the skills that one can’t find in the classroom – sharing the challenges mentors have faced and the lessons learnt throughout their careers and working to find solutions to current problems for Irish small business owners.”
The three mentors are Dr Jeffrey Alves, dean of the Sidhu School of Business and president of the International Council for Small Business, Janet Zablock, who is head of global small business with Visa and Jim Beers, who is a partner in Beers & Cutler accountancy.
The programme is being co-organised with the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).
ICSB executive director Dr Ayman El Tarabishy said that programme “gives an opportunity for leaders in the area of business, education, and policy to share their expertise and experiences internationally.”
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RESEARCH AT University College Dublin is uncovering the secret brain processes of star sportspeople which make them so successful Diamond Water
Professor Aidan Moran of the UCD School of Pyschology says that his team of scientists are harnessing their discoveries and packaging them in order to advise sports psychologists and coaches on the best methods to help their clients improve their performance HKUE DSE
Eye trackers have been in use in sports science and psychology research at UCD for the past decade but they have become much more powerful in recent years. Prof Moran said Diamond Water
We use those eye trackers to look at the differences between expert sportspeople and beginners in order to find out what’s going on in their mind as they look at something. The eye tracker gives us a pattern of fixations that the eyes display.
But the psychology begins when we start analysing those fixations to see the knowledge that lies behind them. Sport is played by the body but won mainly in the mind.
It is the mental process that “distinguish expert sportspeople from beginners” that is the source of study.
Watch former tennis pro Conor Niland in the video below, using the tracking technology here as he watches video of a tennis match. Professor Moran shows that Niland’s eye lands in a completely different spot from that of an amateur player. The amateur player literally keeps their eye on the ball – Niland’s eye is on a point on the court, anticipating the position of his opponent.
The hope is that analysing the mental patterns of professionals like Niland, scientists can evolve better training techniques for coaches and sports psychologists to use with clients in all sorts of sports. The research has also discovered that judging slopes on the green is a particularly important skill to hone for golfers.
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