Are we nearly there yet?

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The challenge of our journey over the last year is that there has been no-one who has taken it before us. The second year of a global pandemic is new territory for us all.
New territories are, by definition, beyond our comfort zones. How has it been to be outside of yours? When you are leading people, how you are matters a great deal. Your ‘how’ becomes the how of those around you.
When you are optimistic, strong in energy and feeling good about life, you lift your teams and colleagues. Normal commercial life can challenge your energy, optimism and positivity, but the impact of a relentless pandemic raises that challenge to a new level.
As you bring your work this year to a close, consider the following three areas to cultivate your ‘how’.[Download PDF]

Journaling & Reflecting

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We generally think ‘reflection’ is a good thing to do, like eating well and exercising. It implies maturity and better outcomes. However, like many aspirations towards a better quality of life, it can also imply not being busy enough. Reflection can be seen as a waste of time, time which could be more purposefully spent ‘doing’. The nature of most business environments is a bias towards action. However, leading involves harnessing hearts and minds for the best outcome, influencing people and processes to accomplish a collective aim and doing that well depends on understanding ourselves and our impact. Reflection leads to understanding the ‘why’ and ‘how’; the critical stages beyond ‘what’. Reflection is a very powerful tool and for leaders who are sufficiently disciplined to have a regular practice, it’s a differ.[Download PDF]

Opening the Office - Panacea or Pain?

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What is important now? is a question we continuously hear our clients asking of themselves. Growing revenue, (re) building their businesses, managing stakeholder expectations, creating new working arrangements as well as the day job of leading teams and hitting targets. How do all these priorities stack up against one another, and how do you ensure the plates keep spinning.[Download PDF]

Leadership a Year On....How are you?

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It can be hard to answer that question, one year into a global pandemic

Leading businesses at this time in the world is different and difficult. Here we share what our clients in Ireland and internationally are telling us about what is helping them lead well, one year into a global catastrophe.[Download PDF]

Leading Virtual Teams

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Living with Contradiction and Uncertainty

Much has changed in the way that business teams operate. We spoke with over 30 senior leaders and executive coaching colleagues across 8 countries, to find out how they and their clients have experienced the shift to remote working in a period of contradiction and uncertainty. It is clear that there is no simple answer to these challenges.[Download PDF]

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