Testimonials

What they say

Mary Davis, Chief Executive, Special Olympics International
Michael explores the topic of leadership with great depth and knowledge and a lifetime of experiences. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is an aspiring leader or a leader wishing to enhance their leadership skills; for those who want to make a change happen and inspire a brighter future.

It touches all the aspects of what makes a great leader including passion, vision, self-belief, motivation, communication and loyalty. It’s about guiding others to success.

It will transform the way you think about yourself; it will test your values.

Michael Mc Elligott, Chief Executive, Tetrarch Capital
Michael’s book provides great clarity about the critical roles that our value system, vision and self-belief play in shaping us as leaders. Michael’s book is well written, easy to read and provides a very practical guide to succeeding in the field of leadership.

It compelled me to recognise the need to reflect on my own leadership position and style, to reassess my own core values regularly and to become far more conscious of the direct impact these matters have on our business.
I would happily recommend Michael’s book to anyone with an interest in values-centred leadership

Barbara Novinec, President of ESHA (European School Heads Association)
Michael Moriarty offers the principles and values for the kind of leadership that brings mindfulness into the workplace. A practical, inspiring read, with values that matter in leadership and full of real examples of everyday leaders making the world a better place.

Ruairi Quinn, former Irish government minister
This is a must read book for anyone starting a career in business, community work or politics. It is equally an essential read for current leaders.
The title of the book has been carefully chosen and the subtitle is an indication of what is contained in the twenty chapters. In addition, there is a wealth of information and a range of provocative quotations from anonymous people in the past, as well as famous writers and politicians.

While a lot of research has gone into this book, it is based largely on the authors own personal experience. Growing up and coming of age are most peoples’ experience, but the author’s father was both a school teacher and a local politician . This is some pressure!

Leadership and management are the two strong themes which dominate this book. This is where the author really opens up and draws from his wide experience. Each, mistake, setback and defeat is carefully described as well as the lessons which were subsequently learned.

This book is a practical manual for those who have leadership thrust upon them. It is also for people who find themselves in management roles for which they were not prepared. I can also think of many politicians who could use it as a refresher course.

This is a must have book for any serving or aspiring leader.

David Walsh, Group CEO, Netwatch.
The genius of Every Leader’s Reality Guide lies in its simplicity and its contents, 20 chapters of pure gold, real authentic pointers on how to become and remain a great leader.