The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognised by now that successful organisations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is Read More…

Do You Hate Your Boss?

  According to the most recent Gallup “State of the Global Workplace” study, half of all employees in the United States have quit jobs at some point in their careers in order to get away from their bosses. The figures Read More…

Do Schools Destroy Creativity?

  Research by Professor George Land has shown an alarming decline in our creativity as we go through the educational system.  For example, when a group of 3-5 year-olds were tested for divergent thinking (a prerequisite to creativity), about 98% were Read More…

5 Tips for Motivating Employees

  A common question I am asked is “How do I motivate my team?”   I usually respond, “You don’t.   However what you can do is create the right environment, the right factors, and opportunities that will motivate each of your Read More…

Women benefit and companies profit from gender parity

  According to the UN Global Gender Gap Report, we will reach gender parity in 2095. A shocking statistic but, unfortunately, not unfamiliar to many. In the war for talent, companies must acknowledge that this is an organisational issue rather Read More…

6 Steps to start the creation of high performance cultures

Touching back on my last blog I mentioned that culture needs to become a strategic business priority (like sales, profit, etc.) and not just a HR priority. Source: www.clubsolutionsmagazine.com Leadership teams can start the creation of high performance cultures by implementing Read More…

Why leaders lose their way

Almost half of Irish business leaders would be willing to engage in potentially unethical actions to meet financial targets, according to a recent survey by EY. This startling statistic is consistent with another, perhaps less surprising, finding from a survey Read More…

The Experience in the Room with Gordon Maxwell

Our Experience in the Room series continues with Gordon Maxwell, Engineering Manager at Medtronic and a past participant of the Henley MBA. He highlights his personal and professional development through this MBA at IMI.   Source: www.i-l-m.com What is your career background? Having obtained degrees in Science, Education Read More…