Category Archive for: Positive Leadership

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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Change starts with yourself

Interview by Armin Forstner   We met Verónica Pascual Boé, CEO of ASTI, one of the fastest growing automated vehicle companies in Europe, to speak about her personal leadership journey and how being a positive and mindful leader in the age of Industry 4.0 not only transformed herself and her company, but will also transform…

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Building foundations for flourishing teams

By Sarah Siddique and Declan Noone   Leadership succession is always a challenge. While your performance and ability have enabled you to progress to the next level in your organisation, a new role brings new challenges. You leave behind: your old responsibilities, assuming new ones; your own team, which you have developed and fostered, assuming…

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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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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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Investing in positivity pays the highest dividend

We speak to Pablo Diaz Megias, Country Head for UBS Spain, about his own leadership journey and his experience of introducing the concepts of positive psychology, behavioural science and mindfulness in his organisation. He provides insights into what he has found rewarding and effective, and what has proved challenging. He is a strong advocate of…

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Real diversity is about bringing together people with different world views

By Santiago Iniguez, President IE University   “We can’t innovate without being diverse and inclusive”,[i] explained Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Worldwide Human Resources president, when the company announced it was to invest $50 million in not-for-profit organizations that promote the integration of women, minorities and older people into the technology sector. The news came out…

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Diversity: don’t play the game, change the game

By Suki Sandhu, CEO & Founder, OUTstanding   You hear the word everywhere. But what does it mean? And why are we all talking about it? Let’s look at a few facts: 14% of the working age population is from a BAME background, yet only 8% of all directors are BAME.1 Women represent 50% of…

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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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