Monthly Archives: April 2016

40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #12

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes That Inhibit Your Ability To Lead

There is an age-old argument as to whether it is possible to teach leadership or not. Many would argue that it is not possible to teach leadership. Many others would argue that leaders are born and not made. I believe … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #11

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Develop Effective Leadership Skills

In my leadership development work and teaching across the past thirteen years, I have been asked many times for some simple ideas for becoming a more effective leader. I had another such request yesterday.  As I was thinking about the … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Ask For Feedback?

Over the weekend, I went to a meal out celebrating the 60th birthday of one of my wife’s ex-colleagues. During the evening, he spoke to me privately about the impact my wife had on his life over the 15+ years … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #10

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Are these Sacred Cows or Trojan Horses

Are you, like me, fascinated by the mythology which surrounds modern working practices? What I mean by mythology is that growing collection of words and phrases used to describe working practices which have long since lost their true meaning  People … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #9

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soul-mate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Are you embracing the Social Age?

The inaugural #SocialMediaSummitIRL in Dublin in March 2016 was a huge success. Speakers, workshop presenters and participants from around the world poured their minds and hearts into examining the ‘here and now’ and the future of the digital age. I … Continue reading

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Six ways to manage change ineffectively

Much literature and many theories and models of change exist, and all comment in one way or another on how to be an effective change leader or manager. They have emerged over the years because change has a permanent presence … Continue reading

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