The Importance Of Focus And Purpose

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Zaglar. Having a focus and purpose in life seems perfectly understandable yet many of us do not really live with purpose and have no real focus. We drift through life, just glad to have a job and a […]

Values in Life and Leadership

Values are  like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do – Elvis Presley. Values are fundamental beliefs that guide our behaviour and relationships and frame our attitudes and actions. They help in determining what’s important in life. They reflect our thinking on what is right and wrong.They are […]

Competent Leaders are Strategic Thinkers

Many of us tend to see others as leaders but fail to see that we are all leaders in certain situations at home and at work. Deciding on a course of action and following up with implementation is leadership in action, and when we plan for the medium to long-term future for our families or […]

WHY ETHICAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS NOW

  It’s at times like we are currently experiencing, where the entire world is combatting the coronavirus pandemic and where economic activity has collapsed, that the spotlight focuses on our political and business leadership. Entire nations are fearful as they struggle to contain the spread of a deadly virus; they are fearful also because entire […]

HOW TO BE INCLUSIVE IN LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

A few short years ago I attended an open-air event at a building site which was to be the location of a new high-tech school. There was an impressive array of VIPs and dignitaries who were all awaiting the arrival of the ( then) Irish Taoiseach ( Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, who duly arrived and […]

The Authentic Real You, Not A Fictional You.

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else-Judy Garland. We live in an increasingly image-obsessed world of instant messaging and immediate access to a large number of social media platforms. Our social media presence, in this image perfect society, is hugely important to many of us. There is […]

Leadership, leaders and followers

If you think leadership is for someone else then think again. We are all leaders in certain circumstances and at certain times in our lives. As a parent, as a friend or as an adviser we all assume leadership roles even if we do not see ourselves as leaders. In my new book, Every Leader’s […]