Category Archive for: Insights

Evolve & empower – from leading followers to creating context for co-producers

By Declan Noone   Facing into 2018, what can you do as a leader to help you and others achieve their potential in the coming 12 months. There are always opportunities to evolve, to take a step forward in enabling you to achieve your personal and team goals, as well as, enabling others to achieve…

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PERMA and its workplace application

By Declan Noone     A leader, as Parker Palmer states, can ‘either shine a light or cast a shadow’. Appreciating that you, both as an individual and as a leader have a direct effect on your immediate environment (personal context), as well as on your surrounding work environment (working context), is an important stage…

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Knowing vs not knowing – the battle of the mind-sets

By Declan Noone   We are all guilty of it. We all do it. Sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously. However, are we aware of the impact it has in the workplace?   How often have you sat in a meeting and said to yourself I know the answer to this issue, and then decided to air…

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Hit the ground running

The need for developing new on-boarding strategies for Millennial Leaders. By Armin Forstner   More and more organisations are hiring and promoting Millennials (Generation Y), those born after 1980, into leadership positions. This generation has a whole new set of expectations both from their leaders and for themselves as leaders. Leadership requirements have evolved from:…

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Mentoring – Giving and receiving know-how in a positive organisation

By Declan Noone   I recently attended an event where I met many former colleagues from my time as a military officer. Over the course of conversing and reconnecting with them I began to realise the impact some of them had on my professional development as a leader. These individuals had in fact been mentors…

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Body & Mind – How your body impacts your mental performance

By Declan Noone   Recently, I realised that I have been taking something for granted that affects my and all our minds: my body. As a military officer, I have been very fortunate over the course of my professional career to have been subjected to testing conditions in training scenarios and operational environments which continuously…

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Military style strategic decision making for positive leaders

By Declan Noone   Over 20 years of serving as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces has thought me the importance of developing a deliberate strategic decision making process. Of course, the time available dictates the extent of your analysis before you decide and execute the plan. In the military, they teach us a…

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From paper to people

By Declan Noone   As an advocate of positive and mindful leadership, I see with 100% clarity the importance of building a diverse team and organisation from a creative, innovative, productive and performance perspective. In fact, in a piece I wrote called ‘A positive leader is a pragmatic leader’, two of the three things you…

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Knowing: Doing: Being

An evolving leadership development journey By Declan Noone   A recent article by Eric Garton in the Harvard Business Review ‘What if companies managed people as carefully as they manage money?’ kicked off a chain reaction in my thinking. To achieve what he proposes is not merely about putting the right processes in place, or…

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HARD data and SOFT skills development: Avoiding paralysis through over-analysis

By Declan Noone   HR Analytics is providing a wonderful array of data for businesses on their people from recruitment, to retention, and learning and development. This data can provide important insights to key decision makers and help shape the direction of our soft skills development. Certainly, the data provided can be incredibly useful in…

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